P3 Episode 15: Recapping the Slow Deadline; The Pirates Are Legit Playoff Contenders

Pirates Prospects PodcastEpisode 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

Click here to download the show (right-click and “Save Link As”) or stream it below.

subscribe-with-itunes-button

‘Let’s Get it Started’ by Oh No Not Stereo. Courtesy of BeatPick.com

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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.

Share This Post On
  • https://profiles.google.com/117072260031604417798 PikeBishop65

    One note about attendance. Don’t forget the ballpark was full despite the paid attendance being in the low 30s. The PG story on attendance mentioned the fact that season ticket holders can exchange tickets for other tickets for games they don’t want to go to.

    So, many season ticket holders who didn’t feel like attending a Monday night game in April against the Rockies when its 42 degrees trade them in for a nice Cardinals ticket in July, but the gate counts for the April game.

    And this explains something else to me, as an out of towner who watches every game on Direct TV. There have been those April games where I see attendance announced as 20, 000 and there clearly aren’t 15 thousand in the house.