With a week left until the first fastball leaves Roy Oswalt's hand, I figured I'd take one last look at what we Pirates fans are facing. Is it going to be another long 162 games?
Instead of waxing pessimistic about the black and gold, I'll play the role of RSS feed aggregator and bring you this off-season's Most Valuable Posts from around the blogosphere as a sort of review preview.
As an aside: If you've read anything I've missed unconscionably, feel free to throw up a link in the comments.
I'll lead with a comprehensive look at the numbers: Pat from WHYGAVS has a multi-part preview running taking a look at---appropriately---"what needs to happen for the Pirates to be good in 2007."
His thoughts, in short:
Chris Duffy must be a consistent offensive contributor
One of the Jose's must step up on offense.
We must get 2003-2004 Craig Wilson level performance out of whoever plays right field.
Jason Bay must continue to produce at a high level.
Freddy Sanchez must do a reasonable impr...
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.