I have no doubt that things didn’t turn out quite how most of you wanted to see the deadline play out yesterday. I have little doubt Ben Cherington agrees with you.
Last night Keone Kela was taken out of the game five pitches in to his outing. Up five runs in the ninth, Kela was clearly not pitching in a save situation but the Pirates desperately need to get him on the mound and in the minds of scouts.
Sometimes it gets boring talking about the trade deadline in a normal year, its quite possible this season is worse because we have no idea what teams around the league are really thinking.
I know, I know, trade ‘em all, they stink. Maybe in the off season you’ll get your wish, personally I believe what the club will actually do will leave many feeling they didn’t go far enough and many believing they gave away everything.
The agreement in principal between MLB and MLBPA yesterday on a safety package for restarting brought plenty of news, poison pills and interesting changes to the game, today we’re going to focus on the trade deadline and what it could mean for our Pittsburgh Pirates.