I’ve been a Pirates fan for all of my conscience life, it’s never been an easy road if I’m honest. I’ve been angry at times and frustrated almost always, but I always cared. I always held out hope that this owner would get it right. That this GM would understand his market and attack team building the right way.
Those moves aside the Pirates have until right after the World Series to make some moves and unless something very unforeseen happens they will lose someone they don’t want to lose.
It was the best of Trevor,it was the worst of Trevor.
Almost every day, I get asked this question and most of the time I brush it aside. It’s obvious right? They aren’t good enough. Well, that’s certainly part of the equation but as with almost every aspect of this beautiful game, it’s not that simple. Today, let’s dive in and really try to answer the question.
On most nights I’d spend a decent amount of this column talking about hometown kid Randy Dobnak, and he was really good, tossing 6 innings of shut out ball, but tonight he wasn’t the story. Not alone at least.
The biggest problem with being positive about the Pirates is probably the simple fact that its always about the future.
The Pittsburgh Pirates embarked on their second road trip of the season tonight, this time the friendly confines of Wrigley Field in Chicago to square off against the Cubs.
As soon as the lineup was announced today, I had questions, and believe it or not why is Tucker in Right Field wasn’t one of them. I mainly questioned benching Jose Osuna after a nice two hit game last night from the DH spot.
It has been little over five months since Travis Williams and Ben Cherrington were hired as the President and General Manager respectively. The offseason was anything but normal to begin with as the hiring process went late, cutting into the valuable time it takes to make moves and evaluate where the team is.
Now, for some clubs this could help them avoid a few tough decisions, for the Pirates they might be tough for a whole other reason.