The 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team Season Thread

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:27 am

Since Pitchers and Catchers have reported time to roll the thread over.

We'll start with this gem.


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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:14 am

If VH likes to watch herself perform she’s moving even higher up my list.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:34 am

can someone do me a favor and find the major league who are these **** guys meme

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:37 am

The best I can find is a crappy recording on youtube, which is fitting for this crap team


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Postby Morkle » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:48 am

That guy is dead. So cross him off the list.

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Postby King Colby » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:01 am

So Cruz is going to slowly devolve into a dud every year until they lose him in the Rule 5 Draft and he proceeds to hit 300 HR for his next team.
Hes already on the 40 man right?


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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:12 am

Alford and olivia have very similar minor league slash lines. Any chance either of those two fringey guys actually contribute?

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Postby Troy Loney » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:23 am

Oliva seems like a body to me, they can play him in the outfield, he won't embarrass himself, but he also might string together something that makes people believe that there's more there than there actually is.

Alford, Blue Jays gave up on him, I would assume that he's ultimately a dud, but maybe he can put something together with no pressure to win and a long leash.

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Postby dodint » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:29 am

Since we love betting odds here...

Pirates have the lowest win total projection, at 58. This is the lowest since the expansion Marlins in 1993. Marlins won 64 that year.

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Postby Troy Loney » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:39 am

The over / under is 59.5.

That is so low, I would not feel comfortable betting the under.

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Postby Faftorial » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:41 am

Since we love betting odds here...

Pirates have the lowest win total projection, at 58. This is the lowest since the expansion Marlins in 1993. Marlins won 64 that year.
That 58 wins is a higher winning % than they had last year.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:47 pm

Oliva seems like a body to me, they can play him in the outfield, he won't embarrass himself, but he also might string together something that makes people believe that there's more there than there actually is.

Alford, Blue Jays gave up on him, I would assume that he's ultimately a dud, but maybe he can put something together with no pressure to win and a long leash.
Olivia's ceiling is probably Newman (hits for a high average for a while, then falls of cliff) and floor is probably Kramer (hits for low average for a while, no one wants to see him ever again).

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Postby King Colby » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:51 pm

Alford might be the leadoff man!

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:13 pm

Todd Frazier may have signed a minor league deal with los Piratas.

https://shoresportsnetwork.com/exclusiv ... h-pirates/

John Dreker saying the same thing.

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Postby Troy Loney » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:18 pm

That's grim.

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Postby King Colby » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:37 pm

For him

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Postby Troy Loney » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:40 pm

Grim all around

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:41 pm

i guess that old sack of crap is going to platoon with the ginger sack of crap at first base?

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Postby King Colby » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:47 pm

When you've reached the point in your career where your best option is a minor league deal with the pirates... that's baseball heaven

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Postby Troy Loney » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:48 pm

When you've reached the point in your career where your best option is a minor league deal with the pirates... that's baseball heaven
Baseball purgatory. Heaven is post baseball career as paid analyst.

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Postby willeyeam » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:51 pm

What a humbling moment in ones MLB career. Getting a non roster invite to the Pirates spring training

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Postby King Colby » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:19 pm

Yeah I was being ironic. If thats all you have left... probably time to realize you have nothing left

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:08 pm

I’m still hoping they bring someone in that is basically my age. 4 years ago it was matt Joyce. 2 years ago it was melky and last year it was jarrod dyson. All three dudes were born a month and a half after me so i had a soft spot in my heart for them even if they stunk. Like the kangaroo, those dudes had physical limitations but hung around the game a while.

There were only 20 dudes born in 1984 that played in the league last year, so the pirates are running low on washed up guys in their late 30s. Anibal Sanchez is a 1984 guy, maybe he can come in dirt cheap and keep the dream alive

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:30 pm

Oliva seems like a body to me, they can play him in the outfield, he won't embarrass himself, but he also might string together something that makes people believe that there's more there than there actually is.

Alford, Blue Jays gave up on him, I would assume that he's ultimately a dud, but maybe he can put something together with no pressure to win and a long leash.
I watched Anthony Alford play high school football.

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