Pittsburgh Pirates: Roster Moves That Must Be Made to Finish the Season
By Marty Leap
With the Pittsburgh Pirates spiraling toward another 100 loss season, these roster moves must be made to give young players a look during the final six weeks of the season
Rebuilds happen in the sport of baseball, and when they do poor seasons typically are going to take place. Well, for the 2022 Pittsburgh Pirates, this has certainly been the case. However, there have been plenty of frustrating aspects to the season.
It’s year three of the rebuild. By year three there should start to be signs of improvement, signs of light at the end of the tunnel. Well, here we are, in late August and none of this applies to the 2022 Pittsburgh Pirates.
One of the most frustrating aspect of this has been the lack of commitment from the Pittsburgh Pirates to playing young players and giving them an extended look. Sure, we see Oneil Cruz playing every day, and now Rodolfo Castro and Tucupita Marcano as well, but there are still far too many journeymen veterans taking up roster spots who should not be.
After the trade deadline passed, fans were told that there would be changes to the Pirate roster. We were led to believe veterans who were not performing or on expiring contracts would be jettisoned off. Well, outside of Yoshi Tsutsugo being designated for assignment this has not happened.
Today, we will get into roster moves that the Pittsburgh Pirates must make down the stretch this season. These roster moves need to be made ASAP in order to get younger players as much playing time as possible over the course of the final six weeks of the season.