No matter how you look at it, the Pirates have had an interesting offseason, even if one story has dominated the oxygen in the room. The funny thing is, in today’s world, the more something is covered, the less likely it is that people continue to deal in fact.
They are ready to show improvement, and they are ready to start seeing some of that top end talent make it and begin to impact the team, but neither of those two things can add up to improvement if they move their most complete baseball player.
Sometimes, something happens that transcend everything. Last night, Bills Safety, former University of Pittsburgh and Central Catholic, and Pittsburgh Native Demar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field of play during Monday Night Football in Cincinnati.
I’ve been writing this weekly feature since March of 2020. If you were to go read through them all, and there’s one for every week I assure you, you’ll get a picture of how this team has slowly evolved. Today, I’m going to highlight some of that specifically, evolution.
Justin Verno- With the Winter Meetings far in the rearview mirror, Christmas over, and the New Year quickly approaching, Corey and I SHOULD be writing about how Ben Cherington’s Winter Meeting trade/trades work out from a Surplus Value vantage point. But alas, Mr. Cheringtin left nothing in our trade stocking; nary a lump of coal,Continue reading “12 Trades of Christmas”
Rich Hill is the very definition of Soft Tossing Lefty, and as many will joke freely, those guys can pitch forever. Obviously that’s not true, but it’s not entirely fiction either.
I hope this piece finds you basking in the afterglow of a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. The Pirates were relatively quiet over the break, which for those who assumed a big Christmas Eve deal in the style of a classic news dump is a great thing.
I see a whole lot of upset. Tons of same old Pirates. Calls for boycotts, pressure campaigns, demonstrations. Walk outs, no shows, heck I even saw someone suggest people get in Nutting’s face every time he’s in public
12-22-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) A little over two weeks ago, the Pirates had eleven players poached from their Farm System during the Minor League Portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Ultimately, these losses will more than likely be proven to be inconsequential, as history has shown that the odds ofContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Capitalizing On Farm System Depth”
I don’t look at an individual DFA and then immediately rush to the 40-man and start picking players I think are worse than him who could have gone first, I look at a series of things about the construction of the 40-man that make this player in particular expendable.