There was a bit of conversation Saturday here on FOB Sports about “windows of opportunity” and the need for the Pirates to do more to shore up the roster for 2016. After all, Andrew McCutchen isn’t getting any younger, his contract will become an issue as early as 2017 and once he’s gone the Pirates’… Continue reading The Fallacy Behind Windows Of Opportunity
Today is about as useless a sports day as you’ll find. Some meaningless football topped only by the meaningless hockey. Here’s a handful of items for your reading pleasure. First up….the Pro Bowl. Embarrassing. There’s no other way to describe what will take place later today in Honolulu. In what is billed as the NFL’s all-star… Continue reading An Embarrassment For The NFL
We’ve read from any number of sources over the past couple years that MLB is a $9B business. Well, based on this recent ranking of MLB payrolls by team from Jeff Passan, nearly half of that is going out the door in salary. As indicated by the headline of today’s column, the Pirates placed at #20… Continue reading Pirates Rank 20th in Payroll and Get Your Surfboards Ready
The weekly musings of Patrick Connell…. The guy next to me helping Bob Nutting count his money actually did ask me: –The odds of Cutch spending the rest of his career with the Pirates greatly increase if the NL adopts the DH. Because of his short, quick, swing, Cutch will continue to be a productive… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me…..
There was talk on Twitter and here on this blog about the possibility of extending Francisco Cervelli beyond the 2016 season. This was based on a column by Travis Sawchik in which he reported the Pirate catcher was open to an extension. I would be shocked if that happened. According to “a source” the deal… Continue reading Cervelli’s Extension, Fake Sellouts and How MLB Owns The NHL
There were rumors of the Pirates being interested in free agent RHP Bronson Arroyo before he reportedly agreed to a deal with the Nationals. He is 38 years old and coming back from surgery that shelved him for 18 months. It’s uncertain what it cost to secure his services, he reportedly had several minor league offers on… Continue reading Would Happ Have Been Money Better Spent?
Here’s my blatant and unrepentant theft and merger of Bob Smizik’s “Nobody Asked Me” and Peter King’s “Ten Things I Think I Think”. My own random thoughts, opinions and observations. –I’ve been reading recently about how the Steelers need to extend Le’Veon Bell. Why? While he’s incredibly talented, his career has been defined as… Continue reading Nobody Asked Me But, Things I Think I Think…