Before I really get into this too far, let me just start by saying, yes, you’re absolutely right, the pitching staff on this club is the worst aspect by far, and it needs to be the focus this offseason for improvement.
On Sunday I put together some thoughts about what we can expect to see come Spring Training for the fielders. This wasn’t a prediction piece as much as a look at the landscape as it sits, along with identifying areas where the Pirates should be looking outside to fill. Give that a read if you’re interested.
Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s I remember a much different look to how pitchers were deployed from what we see today. Those of you who are a touch older probably think those guys were soft too, but the way pitching is used in today’s game is undeniably less familiar than many of us ever saw coming.