I’ve been a Pirates fan for all of my conscience life, it’s never been an easy road if I’m honest. I’ve been angry at times and frustrated almost always, but I always cared. I always held out hope that this owner would get it right. That this GM would understand his market and attack team building the right way.
There are many things one encounters while writing about the Pirates, none more prevalent than the overall mistrust of Pirates ownership. That is something Bob Nutting has actually earned.
The Pirates have been boxed into a corner and while this regime didn’t create it, they’ll be tasked with working around it. See, the Pirates have an impossible amount of arbitration ready players next season, and 2022 is even more frightening.
If you have nearly unlimited resources, identifying talent and turning a franchise around makes a lot more sense
It has been little over five months since Travis Williams and Ben Cherrington were hired as the President and General Manager respectively. The offseason was anything but normal to begin with as the hiring process went late, cutting into the valuable time it takes to make moves and evaluate where the team is.
Today I’d like to talk about the elephant that is always in the room for Pittsburgh, yup, today we’re going to talk about the feasibility of actually building through the draft
Baseball and sports in general are taken for granted as well. We spend our time parsing every word the players put on social media. We propose trades of players that have been part of our community for the best part of a decade without a second thought.
So, are we a baseball town? Does Pittsburgh still love the game that helped lay the foundation for the other teams in this city to build on? Or, has Bob Nutting destroyed that for you?