They could and should spend more money, but let’s at least have conversations about what, and where instead of yelling out some number that makes you feel good.
It’s hard to broach the subject of free agency as a Pittsburgh Pirates fan. What they need isn’t really realistic to expect them to get. They are fighting an owner who hasn’t opened the pocket book since 2016 and on top of that, it’s always a challenge to lure a free agent to sign with a team mired in a half decade long rebuild effort. Nobody wants to be the first.
Of all the deadline driven decisions the Pirates will have to make with the 40-man and arbitration, there are a few things the Pirates in my mind absolutely have to nail right on the head. Swing and miss here and this whole thing doesn’t come together the way we hope.
The first game of Spring is scheduled for next Sunday, and thank God because it gets really old listening to all the platitudes and fluff that everyone has to put out from the time pitchers and catchers report to the time they throw a pitch in anger.
You’d never believe that on top of podcasting, and writing and social media that we have more baseball talk in us, but at least 3-4 times a week Craig Toth and I wind up getting into deep baseball conversations and it goes on all night.
This is something I’ve heard in this town for 30 years now. In fact, even as I sit here trying to force myself to only use my memory I’d have to say Russell Martin has to be the most significant free agent signing.
Did you ever fully expect something to happen, then as you watch it unfold you somehow still sit there with your jaw open wondering what’s going on? That’s me right now.