Analysis

1985 Pirates Retrospective – Part 5

1985 Pirates Retrospective – Part 5

Continuing with some season long themes:
With Friends (Teammates) Like That, Who Needs Enemies?
In an effort to score more runs and improve an offense that ranked 10th out of twelve teams in runs scored in 1984, the Pirates acquired three players who had previously driven in 100 or more runs in a single season: George Hendrick, Steve Kemp and Sixto Lezcano.
Hendrick turned 34 during the season and was coming off his worse season in a decade. The Cardinals sent him to Pittsburgh for John Tudor and Brian Harper.
Kemp was battling all sorts of physical ailments. He'd suffered a broken cheek bone in 1983 and was coming off leg surgery after the 1984 season. Reports were mixed about whether the Pirates knew about Kemp's leg problems before he was acquired from the Yankees (Jay Buhner went to th...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

More in Analysis

Josh Bell Slimmed Down After Advice From Joey Votto

Tim WilliamsJanuary 11, 2017

Neal Huntington Discusses NRIs, Jung Ho Kang, Gerrit Cole, Austin Meadows, and More

Tim WilliamsJanuary 10, 2017

Austin Meadows Discusses McCutchen Rumors, Injury History, Offseason Routine

Tim WilliamsJanuary 9, 2017

What Moves Do the Pirates Have Left to Make This Offseason?

Tim WilliamsJanuary 2, 2017

17 People That Could Lead to the Pirates Returning to the Playoffs in 2017

Tim WilliamsDecember 31, 2016

The Pirates Spent the Francisco Liriano Savings, So Let’s Review the Trade Again

Tim WilliamsDecember 26, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects