Episode 15 of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This episode includes analysis from Nate Barnes (@NateBarnes_TPN), James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) and myself (@timwilliamsP2) on the Pirates. Highlights of the show include:
**The trade deadline was extremely slow. We talked about what led to that slow deadline, and some of the reported prices on the market.
**The Pirates just took 4 of 5 against the Cardinals. We recorded this before game five, so we gave our reactions to the first four games and how the Pirates have been performing against the Cardinals this year.
**The crowd at PNC Park has been really lively this year, and has been responding well to the actual game. We talked about the best baseball atmospheres we have experienced.
**Everyone worries about a Pirates collapse, but they might not be the team at risk of a collapse. The Cardinals might not necessarily collapse, but the recent injury to Yadier Molina and their recent struggles make them the most likely in the NL Central race to fade.
**We talked about how the Pirates have a good shot at making the playoffs, and how the Dodgers might be their biggest problem in the post-season. It’s also good to be able to have that conversation, as opposed to the conversation of whether the Pirates will even make the post-season.
**Music: ‘Let’s Get it Started’ by Oh No Not Stereo. Courtesy of BeatPick.com
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