There always seems to be a sense of finality to the final cuts in Spring Training. For some, it’s one more rejection in a career filled with them, for others the last time they’ll experience it.
The path to improvement is often paved with failed results. But you know that don’t you? You’ve watched that play out countless times over the years. Even when the club pulled everything together in the early to mid 2010’s the improvement was somehow not linear.
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.