2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread

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Postby King Colby » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:57 pm

Interestingly... 10-9 in their last 19

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:02 am

They’re really **** up the tank.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:24 pm

Yep. Can't even **** the bed properly. :lol:

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Postby King Colby » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:29 pm

As much as I want them to finish dead ass last, I still want them to win every time I watch. Its weird.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:29 pm

TIL the Yankees outscored the Pirates 55-27 in the 1960 WS. They won their three games 16-3, 10-0, and 12-0. Has to be a Top 3 upset in WS History given the Yankees powerhouse status at that time, no?

I wonder if the outcome would have been different had Stengel started Ford in Game 1. To leave him available for 7.
I'd love to read more from the Yankees side on this. From what I remember, there are some players that are still alive today from the Yanks that are still pissed they lost. Good.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:31 pm

As much as I want them to finish dead ass last, I still want them to win every time I watch. Its weird.
I can't even muster up support for the players anymore. Rooting for the roof to cave in is the only way.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:36 pm

Hayes is fun to watch, tbh. But yeah. I need them to lose so Cherington can start filling the minors with talent.

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Postby Morkle » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:50 pm

Hayes is fun to watch, tbh. But yeah. I need them to lose so Cherington can start filling the minors with talent.
Ah I'm sure this has been said thousands of different times from true believers dating back to 1992.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:03 pm

I don't what it is with middle age or whatever, but watching following the Pirates is stress free. I have no expectations for any level of success.

Penguins, Steelers, and Clemson football are stress inducing and the closer to the playoffs/championship, the more I dislike watching them. It's nuts.

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Postby Morkle » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:08 pm

Because expectations are driving them now. They're expected to perform well. The Pirates, are just expected to exist.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:35 pm

Hayes is fun to watch, tbh. But yeah. I need them to lose so Cherington can start filling the minors with talent.
Ah I'm sure this has been said thousands of different times from true believers dating back to 1992.
Amen. Although, I was happy they cleaned house with management, and am curious as to what they'll do in the next 5 years. Small market teams have shown that winning is possible with the right management in place.

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:12 pm

Those nameless uniforms look a lot better.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:52 pm

Had a fantasy draft tonight. Forgot about the bucco game. Checked on bucco game. 7-0?

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Postby King Colby » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:11 pm

Those nameless uniforms look a lot better.
Fitting for that roster

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:27 pm

Had a fantasy draft tonight. Forgot about the bucco game. Checked on bucco game. 7-0?
Or was it 0-7?

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Postby King Colby » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:49 pm

"Cody Ponce" did well again today

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:03 pm

The Pirates are very bad but Ke'Bryan Hayes is ****ing good

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:04 pm

Oh Mitch Keller is pitching. Cool

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:48 am

Nice to see them back in tank mode. It's honestly impressive just how bad this team is. WAR leaders are Stallings (0.9), Hayes (0.7, 9 GP), EGon (0.6), Tropeano (who? 0.6), and Hartlieb (0.5). Lots of clutter at the bottom end of the list, but Polanco (-1.2), Tucker, (-0.9), Newman (-0.8), Holland (-0.8), and Bell (-0.8) are doing a good job stealing paychecks. On Fangraphs, out of 150 qualified batters Reynolds is 133, Bell 139, and Newman 147. Expand that to combined WAR for all players and Polanco comes in at a steady 1249 out of 1251.

With BR's team WAR by position the Pirates are just a sea of depression. 30th in the league at an overall WAR of -12. Next closest is Detroit at -7.6. Total pitching, starting pitching, non-pitchers, centerfield, outfield, and pinch hitters are all dead last in the league. Right field is a robust 29th. Despite the ineptitude of Murphy, the best performing position is catcher at 12th with a WAR of 0.2.

Two weeks left in the season and I would feign interest if Will Craig and Jared Oliva got a legitimate look to close out the season, but I expect they'll be left to rot in Altoona while I check box scores and KeBryan Hayes highlights.

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Postby Ad@m » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:52 am

17-43
Looking good with 14 games remaining

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:01 am

Why has JT Riddle started three games in the month of September let alone the whole season

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:24 am

Why has JT Riddle started three games in the month of September let alone the whole season
Shelton is a Hurdle clone without inspirational speeches.

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 am

Guys, embrace the tank

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:39 am

24th season out of the last 28 where they’ve finished with a losing record.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 am

I'm also glad that Hayes has gotten three games off since his promotion on September 1st, the poor guy is probably feeling like the settlers on the Oregon Trail video game after you set it to the fastest pace and set rations to meager.

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