Analysis

What happened with the Pirates on the base paths in 2016?

Gregory Polanco was one of the players who declined in base running in 2016. Photo Credit: David Hague
What happened with the Pirates on the base paths in 2016?
Sean McCool

PITTSBURGH, PA - “My philosophy has always been to score one more run than the other team."

The statement seems simple, yet beautifully complex. Score one more run than the other team. That's essentially the game of baseball. It doesn't matter how it happens and in what manner it happened. If your team scores one more run than the other, you win the game. Do that 90-95 times throughout the season, and your team will more than likely have the opportunity to play a few more games and try to win a championship. That's baseball.

Joey Cora said it so perfectly while at Piratefest in December. His statement not only embodies the game as a whole, it presents a philosophy that Cora vows to live by as the newly appointed third base coach for the Pirates. Base running seemed to be one of the c...

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.

Analysis
Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

More in Analysis

Pirates Prospects Live Q&A: 1/19

Tim WilliamsJanuary 19, 2018

Williams: The Pirates Really Aren’t Facing a Long Rebuild

Tim WilliamsJanuary 17, 2018

Williams: Evaluating the Andrew McCutchen Trade From Emotional and Business Standpoints

Tim WilliamsJanuary 15, 2018

Williams: Analyzing the Gerrit Cole Trade, and Wondering if the Pirates Are Still in No Man’s Land

Tim WilliamsJanuary 13, 2018

Getting to Know Jordan Milbrath and the Wiffle Ball Movement on His Throws

Tim WilliamsJanuary 10, 2018

Josh Bell Could Be One of the Leaders For the Pirates, Sooner Than Later

Tim WilliamsJanuary 9, 2018

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 © 2017 Pirates Prospects