Well, it was a rather uneventful deadline day for the Pirates but there was a little news upon which to report and comment. Here are some random observations…. — As expected, Tony Watson was dealt rather than allow him to walk at season’s end with no compensation. Given his rental status and down season I… Continue reading D-Day Plus One
I have to admit that deadline day for me is akin to a baseball Christmas. The drama and subterfuge is fascinating and seeing the names and faces being moved is just a lot of fun. I would imagine most GMs feel the same way. So, with that as a backdrop, here’s out deadline-heavy Morsels for… Continue reading Monday Morsels And Deadline Day
This was a random thought on a lazy Saturday afternoon and it could very well be proven to be completely baseless at any point within the next 48 hours. But, until such time, here it is. I now think Clint Hurdle is indeed out after this season and Neal Huntington stays with a contract extension… Continue reading A Front Office Disconnect?
Some fun deadline memories though I don’t remember several of these! Out Of Town, Then Cooperstown-Bound: 10 Hall of Famers Traded At The Deadline JAY JAFFE Thursday July 27th, 2017 This Sunday the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017—most notably former first baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan Rodriguez—will be inducted… Continue reading Deadline Memories
The Guy Next to Me Wondering if Royal’s Owner Glass and Nutting Would Consider Swapping Teams Like Rosenbloom and Irsay Did Actually Did Ask Me: Trivia: Let’s start with some trivia. Starting from the beginning of the Chuck Noll era (1969), which Steeler First Round draft pick had the shortest NFL career? The Longest? How… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me…….
Shark, Giants sink Pirates to claim series win By Jonathan Hawthorne and Michael Wagaman / MLB.com | 8:45 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — A day after the Giants altered the top of their lineup by trading Eduardo Nunez, they had another productive day in a series-clinching 2-1 win over the Pirates. No. 3 hitter Brandon Belt delivered the go-ahead RBI and Joe Panik — batting second in… Continue reading Pirates Lose On Marte Misplay
From MLB.com …… Have Bucs emerged as buyers? Only three weeks ago, the Pirates were 37-46 and facing a seven-game deficit in the National League Central. Rumors were swirling that Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen could both wind up on the trading block. But an 11-2 run from July 3-20 vaulted Pittsburgh back to .500, bringing the club within… Continue reading Pirates Reportedly Looking To Buy