When I hear general managers from around Major League Baseball talk, I always take much of what they say with a grain of salt; all while trying to read between the lines or concentrating on key words in an attempt to interpret the message they might be trying to convey. Sometimes they give you aContinue reading “Apparently It’s Not All About The Benjamins For Cherington”
The story today could be about what Trevor Williams has done here in Pittsburgh, or oh shucks about Jose Osuna never getting a chance. Did we let them go too soon? How could they give up on them with all that control? Surely there are worse players than these two?
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?
Tonight Trevor Williams took the mound for what could be his final time in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. Once labeled as a potential stalwart in the rotation, he has become a potential non-tender candidate or trade piece in the upcoming off-season according to multiple rumors that have been swirling around. Coming off a near historicContinue reading “Williams Leads The Pirates To Victory In Final Start Of The Season”
I don’t expect an overnight change from this team, I just don’t think they have the capital to make significant change, but they can improve just by cutting bait on players who have shown what they are.
Each year before a season begins there are expectations; for the organization as a whole, for the team and especially for the individual players on the field. We try to predict a direction or a path for the future; sometimes based on numbers and patterns, but often it is rooted in emotion, a gut instinctContinue reading “Progression, Regression and Stagnation: 2020 Pirates Player Projections”
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”