Pittsburgh Pirates report card for week of May 8-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at last place in the National League Central. That is not an accident. Right now, the Pirates are not a good team. They are a far cry from their 98-win 2015 season and look to be behind even 2016’s six months of mediocrity. Yes, the Pirates have been snakebit, perhaps more than any other team in baseball. But at the end of the day, the Bucs have been a horribly disappointing product so far in 2017.
With talks of Andrew McCutchen and even Gerrit Cole being on the trading block, it looks as if there is a possibility that, for the first time since John Russell was in charge, the Pirates could be sellers at the trading deadline.
Maybe Pittsburgh can turn this into a respectable season. Maybe blowing up the team is not yet necessary, and 2017 will be just a minor scratch on the big picture. But right now, things are not looking good. The silver lining is that it is a long season, and a lot can happen between now and October. All we can do as bloggers and fans are sit back and hope for the best. Till next time, take care, and Let’s Go Bucs.