The future of the Pittsburgh Pirates
After reminiscing a bit about the good times of the past, we then shifted the conversation more towards the future of this ball club as it stands today and how fans are seeming optimistic about this future with the trades the Pittsburgh Pirates have made recently.
"BROWN’S RESPONSE: “I think it all starts with the GM Ben Cherington; I think he’s been really smart on how he’s gone about this process. He was very upfront about what they were doing and where they were headed. When he made the trades over the winter, he made trades for potential superstars and high ceiling guys. I commend him for how open he was and how upfront he was about the process.”"
Brown also mentioned how bringing in Oscar Marin as the new pitching coach and Derek Shelton as the manager was such a good move. He mentioned how Marin is a very analytical coach, and it seems very “player centric,” with both Marin and Shelton. It’s moves like this when adding a coach like Marin that it’s about the player more than anything, and I couldn’t agree more with his logic.
The way that Greg Brown described the clubhouse with Derek Shelton was a “breath of fresh air, and there wasn’t a sense of walking on eggshells with both the staff and players.” I must say that Shelton in 2021 has shown a pretty good mind as the manager of the Pirates, and I think we have seen that the 2020 season was more of an asterisk than a telling sign of his managerial ability, which Mr. Brown seemed to agree with when I mentioned this.