Pittsburgh Pirates News: Steven Brault Ranked as Top Trash Talker
When it comes to sports, there is always trash-talking going on toward both teams. Who is the Pittsburgh Pirates biggest trash talker?
Major League Baseball continues to work toward coming up with an alternative plan for playing in 2020. Without actual baseball games going occurring, it has allowed opportunities for fans to learn more about their franchise and players on their team. This has been true for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A lot has gone on with the Pittsburgh Pirates players during this downtime. Steven Brault had an album release show on Instagram, Cole Tucker has been showing off his big personality on the MLB the Show Live Stream Season. Overall, the Pittsburgh Pirates players have shown a lot of compassion for the city they represent by trying to help out as much as possible.
However, the most recent interesting information to come out about a player on the team comes from Adam Berry of MLB.com. Berry and the 29 other beats writers compiled a list of the biggest trash talker on each team. The writers came up with the list by talking to players and coaches from the organizations.
According to Adam Berry, the Pittsburgh Pirates player who talks the most trash on and off the field is left-handed starter Steven Brault. Here is Berry’s reasoning for picking Brault:
"“The light-hearted left-hander might not be the first person who comes to mind on a Pirates roster that developed a reputation for scrapiness on and off the field. Brault is friendly, approachable and seemingly never in a bad mood, but teammates insist that the quick-witted and highly quotable Brault talks a big game — in a friendly way, of course.”"
This is kind of funny to think about. Like Berry says, Steven Brault is not the guy you would expect to be the biggest trash talker. Pittsburgh Pirates fans have seen intense competitors in the past like AJ Burnett, Gerrit Cole, and Joe Musgrove. Those three pitchers are three of the most intense players to wear the Bucs’ uniform.
When Pittsburgh Pirates fans think of Brault they do not think of an intimidating presence. He is very soft-spoken, polite, and also enjoys showing off his gifted voice. These are not traits one would think a trash-talker would possess. Still, it is good to see and it expands Brault’s identity as someone who is invested in everything he does. If Brault continues to carry a competitive attitude, then he likely will continue to improve as a baseball player.