This offseason, Pirates General Manager, Ben Cherington, has been busy unloading some of the Pirates’ best players for a total of 11 prospects. While this came to no surprise, as Cherington said “This probably won’t be the last of them” after the Josh Bell trade in December, it finally showed to the fanbase what directionContinue reading “Which Pirates Are on Trade Watch Heading into Spring Training?”
At the end of the 2020 season, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted for a few awards when it came to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The awards were the Clemente Award, which signifies the Pirates MVP for the whole season, as well as the Steve Blass Award, which is awarded to the best Pirates pitcherContinue reading “2020 Season in Review: Best Hitter and Pitcher in Pittsburgh”
So, what happened here? What is the league seeing that the Pirates clearly didn’t benefit from? More importantly, what could this mean for 2021?
If you would have asked me anything about Steven Brault’s potential prior to Wednesday morning, I probably would start by discussing his last two outings of the 2020 season; including the chemistry he and Jacob Stallings exhibited in developing and executing a successful game plan, followed by the fact that I more than likely haveContinue reading “Is Steven Brault A Legitimate Trade Chip For The Pirates?”
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.
Coming off a four game series sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds, the Pirates return to the friendly confines of PNC for a five game set against another division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of the time, at this point in the season, cellar dwellers like the Pirates are trying to playContinue reading “Brault Goes The Distance In A 5-1 Win Over St. Louis”
Imagine working on something so hard for months and possibly years, only to have unveiled at a time when no one is paying attention. As most of you probably know by now, I am a pretty big “stats nerd” and spend a lot of my time in the Nerd Cave, compiling and comparing MLB playersContinue reading “xERA:The Lost Metric”