Coming into the season the Pirates were expected to rebuild. In one of the best divisions in baseball, the Pirates were predicted by many to finish fourth. So far, they have battled seemingly never-ending injuries and surpassed expectations. Over the last past two weeks, they faced teams currently in the playoff picture and excelled. With a lot of baseball left, this team is in a good position to succeed in a division still up for grabs. Continue reading →
The Pittsburgh Pirates are the most poorly run franchise in Major League Baseball. The team hired Neal Huntington as General Manager back in 2007. They enjoyed a brief run of success from 2013-15 with three consecutive wild-card berths, but overall this front office has been a complete disaster, especially in the last three years. Huntington has firmly established himself as the worst GM in baseball.
For those of you who haven’t heard the new agenda that Major League Baseball is pushing, “Let The Kids Play” implies that players are able to have fun while playing and be as flashy as they want. Now, before I get into the article, let me be clear that I love this agenda that the MLB is pushing. I just have an issue with the hypocrisy of the MLB front office as well as some of the players who pushed for this to be a thing. Continue reading →
Entering 2018 the Pirates had many question marks surrounding the future of this team. Franchise icon Andrew McCutchen and ace Gerrit Cole were traded away for prospects. As a result, the expectations in Pittsburgh were low and another rebuild seemed to be underway. The Pirates failed to make the playoffs, however, many of their young players took steps forward. Led by a talented rotation this group could be a sleeper team in the NL Central.
With Spring Training fastly approaching many questions still remain for the Pittsburgh Pirates. One area that they do not have to worry about is the starting rotation which could rank among baseballs best. Continue reading →
The Pittsburgh Pirates made waves at the trade deadline by acquiring two big-name pitchers, so how has it gone so far? The Pirates’ notoriously fickle front office decided to surprise fans at the MLB trade deadline by acquiring former Texas Rangers relief pitcher Keone Kela and former Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer. Both names rang well in the ears of the Pittsburgh faithful, but the fans wanted top-tier work to match the expectations of the names alone. With the Pirates fighting to get back into the playoff picture, Archer and Kela are under a microscope.
Trade rumors are swirling and teams are already putting out feelers to make deals. This is the month when MLB squads try to position themselves for a playoff push and even fortify what they have to hopefully get that ring. So with the non-waiver trade deadline coming at the end of the month, let’s take a look at the top 10 teams right now and what they need to bring the championship home.