Depending on your narrative you can take the paint that is Spring Training games and create just about whatever picture you want to. So how can you tell the difference between real player progress and taking advantage of players working on something?
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.
In baseball once you’ve decided to embark on an aggressive and focused build based on young, high upside talent, you know you’re in for a long haul.
Today, let’s look at some candidates and discuss the likelihood that the Bucs could extend any of them.
One thing that really hits home when your team reaches the bottom of the food chain in MLB is that they are staring at years of work to become a more relevant team. And if you live in Pittsburgh, chances are you see it as even more unreachable because your owner has never dedicated the money it takes to reach the summit.
The list of players that happen to be too young to give up on is far too big. Now, let me define that just a bit, not all young players are in this category.
We’ve gone all season waiting for some of these guys to get healthy or perform closer to their norms to no avail.
The Pirates coming into tonight’s contest have played 47 games, and in that time they have managed to have a starter last six innings 4 times.
It was the best of Trevor,it was the worst of Trevor.
If you want to learn about a kid, seeing how he handles the adversity of a bad outing by throwing him right back out there is as old as moves you’d see Connie Mack make.