News and Rumors

Why Haven’t the Pirates Made a Move Yet?

Why Haven’t the Pirates Made a Move Yet?

One of my biggest pet peeves is the following phrase:

"You weren't around in the 1970s, so you don't know what a winning team should do."

I'm 27 years old.  I was born in 1983, so I missed all of the Pirates' World Series titles.  I was 8-9 years old when the Pirates were contenders in the early 90s.  If the only team I had a chance to follow was the Pirates, I wouldn't have any experience with how winning teams act.

Fortunately, baseball has 29 other teams, and crowns a champion every year.  So while the Pirates haven't had many opportunities in my lifetime to show what winning teams should do, I've had an example every year in my life to go by.  That said, there are times when I feel that some Pirates fans only follow the Pirates, and don't pay attention to how things are done a...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

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.

News and Rumors

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in News and Rumors

Gregory Polanco Leaves Early Due to Hamstring Discomfort

John DrekerAugust 12, 2017

Andrew McCutchen Leaves Game with Leg Injury

John DrekerAugust 11, 2017

Max Kranick Makes a Successful Season Debut

John DrekerAugust 6, 2017

Pirates Trade Tony Watson to the Dodgers For Two Minor Leaguers

Tim WilliamsJuly 31, 2017

First Baseman Edwin Espinal Promoted to Indianapolis; Jordan George to Altoona

John DrekerJuly 27, 2017

Jordan Luplow is Reportedly Getting Called Up Friday

John DrekerJuly 26, 2017

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