Will Oneil Cruz be in the Burgh next season? | Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images I asked and you delivered! Thanks to the Bucs Dugout commentariat, I have some good thoughtful questions to consider and answer. Some are worthy of their own article (Rocker versus Al Leiter’s kid comes to mind), but I’ll do a few quick ones today. Joey Mooney: When do you … [Read more...] about Readers Ask! 10/21/20
A pitcher that the Pirates want to keep. | Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As occasionally happens with me, all the ideas I had for articles didn’t lend themselves to long reads this week, so I thought I’d touch on things I’ve read elsewhere. Also, even though I sadly agree with Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic that the World Series will probably be Dodgers in six, I … [Read more...] about Bits, Baubles and an Invitation
Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images The 2020 season certainly provided challenges for players and organizations as a whole, but one of the scary things is, there’s no telling if 2021 will be more of the same, or a return to what we came to know as normalcy. I’d like to think that as soon as the World Series ends, baseball will retreat into a “normal” offseason and reemerge in … [Read more...] about Bucs need to upgrade behind the plate
Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images Kumar Rocker is a name all Pittsburgh Pirates’ fans have heard by now. For many, the Vanderbilt pitcher was a shoe-in to go in the top spot of the draft, regardless of who had the pick. I’m under the impression the Pirates will do that very thing, just as all the other 29 teams would do in their shoes. Perhaps the Pirates days of drafting … [Read more...] about What would the Pirates do with Kumar Rocker?
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports In my opinion, Josh Bell is one of the most confounding players in baseball. Through the first two months of 2019, Bell was one of the best hitters in the league. By the end of May 2019, he was hitting .343/.405/.704 with 18 home runs in 242 plate appearances. Fans were beyond excited. Bell was regularly hitting mammoth shots into the river. … [Read more...] about What is up with Josh Bell?