Late last evening news broke that the Pirates had inked Trevor Cahill to a one year deal worth 1 million dollars plus up to 1 million in performance bonuses.
Actual baseball, well sorta, is being played now and man did it feel good listening yesterday. It was also good to hear the genuine crack off the bat of Ke’Bryan Hayes. Man that kid makes a sound we haven’t heard in Pittsburgh since Josh Bell’s one month of dominance.
Sometimes we watch players join the system and worry about who will start where, or who’s blocking whom. That’s certainly one way to look at developing a system in baseball, one that has been effective through the years too.
Maybe forgotten is the wrong word, I mean most of us knew he was here and that he’d pitch every five days or so.
So, no illusions here, this is my plan, not theirs, I don’t think they’ll do it entirely, but it’s what I’d do, and I’ll explain why after we discuss my idea.
Almost every day, I get asked this question and most of the time I brush it aside. It’s obvious right? They aren’t good enough. Well, that’s certainly part of the equation but as with almost every aspect of this beautiful game, it’s not that simple. Today, let’s dive in and really try to answer the question.
Pirates added to their pitching depth by acquiring the recently DFA’d Tyler Bashlor from the New York Mets for everyone’s favorite player, cash considerations.
The Home Opener. Here we are on July 27th, and we’re talking about the home opener. Its another casualty of 2020, and the typical buzz on Federal Street won’t come.
With limited viable options and make no mistake that is very much on this regime, I believe the cuts will be pretty obvious.
Before the Pirates latest contest against the Indians in Cleveland on Sunday, I decided to watch some MLB network and I was pleasantly surprised to see Joe Musgrove was going to be interviewed about being named the opening day starter for the Bucs.