Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby Crimson's Ghost » April 11th, 2018, 10:30 am

I still don't think they have the pitching, but this offense can be pretty good all season long.  They have a lot of guys capable of driving in runs. I think you have 4 guys that could hit 20 home runs, not sure if they will but I wouldn't be shocked if it happened.



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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby knowitall » April 11th, 2018, 10:44 am

This is the Pirates best start since 1992.

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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby abpk2903 » April 11th, 2018, 11:18 am

Pitching will be an issue.  They absolutely can not have an extended DL stint for Taillon, Nova, or Vasquez (Rivero).  This goes back to why I was so disappointed in the Cole trade.  If you put this roster alongside a starting rotation that features 3 guys that will put you in a position to win for often than not, then 85+ wins is more than an expectation.  Not only that but it also would bump one of your rotation guys into the bullpen to strengthen it.  I get that he wasn't going to resign but I really think with him this is a playoff contending roster.  If they used the $5.5 million salary dump for Hudson and brought in a reliable 3rd basemen, that would put them right there with Dbacks, Mets, Brewers, and Cardinals for what I think may be the wildcard race.  I just don't think the ownership was comfortable spending money for a wild card race.  As a fan, it is just frustrating because we all know just getting into the playoffs gives you a chance.     

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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby 12HankQB » April 11th, 2018, 1:43 pm

If Kingham and Glasnow, big if, they can provide help this year, that would be huge.
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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby 223113 » April 11th, 2018, 7:26 pm

crfball wrote:86 wins, heard it here first

I'll be a whisker more optimistic, but with a few qualifiers.
IF they can... stay relatively healthy,...stay off PED's,...stay off drugs/dope/booze,...avoid spouse abuse/domestic violence,...be content with individual playing time...
Then, I can see 92 W's, and a Wildcard spot.

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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby 12HankQB » April 12th, 2018, 8:05 am

12HankQB wrote:If Kingham and Glasnow, big if, they can provide help this year, that would be huge.

Ignore the Glasnow part....he needs taken out behind the barn.
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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby Manfred » April 12th, 2018, 8:15 am

I really really like optimists. Seriously. I'm just more of a realist.
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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby 12HankQB » April 12th, 2018, 8:39 am

Ya know, I think the Yankees and Padres are on to something. You want to make baseball more entertaining, add boxing into the mix like hockey. Every time there is a play to be reviewed, two players go at it. Expand the roster to 41 just for the extra punching power...
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Re: Pirates vs. Cubs April 10-12

Postby Crimson's Ghost » April 12th, 2018, 9:50 am

I don’t really think that was entirely Glasnow’s fault.  Start off the inning with a strikeout and the guy still gets on. 

But it seems Javy Baez has inherited Billy Hamilton’s powers of becoming the best player in baseball when he plays the Pirates. 


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