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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:13 pm 
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so; what u guys think of Bucs talent moving forward? bell? looks like Dave Parker hits like Jane Parker. is this guy legit ? marte? shows moments of great potential. lazy and just a guy mostly. Polanco every year is the year. still he slogs thru mini hot streaks and sub par shit. Frazier looks solid at times; average Joe more. Dickerson-most consistent guy this year- time to rid team of him then I suppose. tallion- shows real promise then doesn't. archer -a guy.... cerveli; catcher with concussed head? bad combo. I don't know bout this team of misfits. or what to do with them.. .


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The Pirates provided some brief moments of entertainment between the (too soon) ending of the Pens playoff run and the beginning of Steelers camp. That's pretty much what I'm willing to settle for at this point. It's their niche in my Pittsburgh sports universe.

Exactly

Unlike being a Steelers fan (whose fan base reaches far and wide with no necessary ties to da burgh), if you're a Pirates fan you are almost guaranteed to also be a Steelers fan and most likely also a Pens fan. It's pretty hard to get upset about the Buccos when you have the other 2 organizations in contention seemingly every year. They are our loveable losers.


Sorry, I remember when the Buccos were relevant every year in the 70's. There was a tease in the 90's and then a few years back. I see other small market teams being successful using the right strategies. Not this fucking team. Not this fucking owner. Not this fucking management. Loveable losers my ass. They're not the '62 Mets. They're a disgrace. Fuck these clowns. Sure I'll always a Pirates fan, but certainly a disgruntled one.


I remember my dad letting me stay up way past my bedtime to watch that playoff game vs the Braves in '92, when, according to him, Leyland "needed to pull goddamn Drabek, for Chrissakes," and I went to the blackout game against the Reds with the hockey chants. Don't get me wrong, I'm excitable, and I'd love for the Bucs to be better than what they are. I've just accepted that .500 baseball with an exciting pre-dog days upswing is about the best, on average, I can expect.


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bam morris wrote:
so; what u guys think of Bucs talent moving forward? bell? looks like Dave Parker hits like Jane Parker. is this guy legit ? marte? shows moments of great potential. lazy and just a guy mostly. Polanco every year is the year. still he slogs thru mini hot streaks and sub par shit. Frazier looks solid at times; average Joe more. Dickerson-most consistent guy this year- time to rid team of him then I suppose. tallion- shows real promise then doesn't. archer -a guy.... cerveli; catcher with concussed head? bad combo. I don't know bout this team of misfits. or what to do with them.. .


Neil Huntington and his scouting and development teams have failed to draft, develop, and retain a bonafide superstar through 11 seasons.

The one player who had the chance to develop into that, Gerrit Cole (a 1st overall pick, so not exactly a difficult draft selection), was traded for peanuts.

There's your answer.

I liked the Archer trade if only because it meant I wouldn't have to suffer through watching two more top prospects bust in this system. Those minnows have a chance now. Or at least Huntington offloaded them when they still had real value and not after they were exposed as busts.


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performing like they accepted their fate as below par squad!


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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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and mr freese to the yanks. dude with solid year!! purge! :roll:


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and mr freese to the yanks. dude with solid year!! purge! :roll:


Hechavarria went to the Yanks.

Freese went to the Dodgers.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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Hurdle is funny though.

“We’re not giving up on this year...just going after it with different players”.

:lol: :lol:

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Hurdle is funny though.

“We’re not giving up on this year...just going after it with different players”.

:lol: :lol:

Hurdle, if nothing else, is a great company guy... :lol:

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Jobus Rum wrote:
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Hurdle is funny though.

“We’re not giving up on this year...just going after it with different players”.

:lol: :lol:

Hurdle, if nothing else, is a great company guy... :lol:

I don't hate Clint, and every team's fans bitch about their manager, but that's pure Nutting-covering BS. The only thing the 2018 Pirates haven't given up on is the race to challenge Cinci for the NL Central cellar. :cry:

It was certainly a more enjoyable (partial) season than expected, but as others have said, the time has arrived for the annual pivot away from the Buccos to focus on the real Pittsburgh sports activities across the street ...

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franco>madden wrote:
Jobus Rum wrote:
Jeemie wrote:
Hurdle is funny though.

“We’re not giving up on this year...just going after it with different players”.

:lol: :lol:

Hurdle, if nothing else, is a great company guy... :lol:

I don't hate Clint, and every team's fans bitch about their manager, but that's pure Nutting-covering BS. The only thing the 2018 Pirates haven't given up on is the race to challenge Cinci for the NL Central cellar. :cry:

It was certainly a more enjoyable (partial) season than expected, but as others have said, the time has arrived for the annual pivot away from the Buccos to focus on the real Pittsburgh sports activities across the street ...


What’s hysterical about Hurdle’s comments is when you juxtapose them with Neal’s...which were ALL about giving up on 2018 and preparing for 2019.

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I haven't watched pirate baseball since the 90's debacle (I had just recently moved to NYC and was watching with my brother. We actually called a life long friend in pgh to get us playoff tickets during game time, when it happened). Actually, l only watched peripherally Yankees baseball since the 90's. So I haven't been able to see Cutch really play other than highlights.

Now I get to see him with the yanks sans hair whenever I'm bored with nothing to do when they air games. Yay?

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pirates seem to have found a punching bag in cinci... Adam Frazier is raking. dude is interesting player going forward.


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a new win streak. 500 ball for the season? :?


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People are still watching baseball???

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Polanco out for the rest of the season.

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People are still watching baseball???

My phone stopped notifying me with final score a few weeks ago. Most likely some update happened and I need to turn them back on but I like to think my phone just said fuck it. It is a smartphone.

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People are still watching baseball???

My phone stopped notifying me with final score a few weeks ago. Most likely some update happened and I need to turn them back on but I like to think my phone just said fuck it. It is a smartphone.

:lol: Excellent.

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People are still watching baseball???

My phone stopped notifying me with final score a few weeks ago. Most likely some update happened and I need to turn them back on but I like to think my phone just said fuck it. It is a smartphone.


:lol: :lol:

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a new win streak. 500 ball for the season? :?



71-71. 20 games left! :shock:


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a new win streak. 500 ball for the season? :?



71-71. 20 games left! :shock:


They really are a poorly run team. I wish Cuban had been able to buy the team and make it a destination for players rather than a developmental squad for other teams to pick players up from.


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