Gerrit Cole: “A Lot of the Things That David Freese Said Were Right”

Gerrit Cole had similar comments to David Freese about the Pirates over the last two years. Photo Credit: David Hague
Gerrit Cole: “A Lot of the Things That David Freese Said Were Right”

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On Friday, Pirates third baseman David Freese told his truth in regards to the practices of the Pirates’ front office.

After conversations with a few other individuals with experience in the Pirates clubhouse, it seems more likely that Freese’s remarks represent the truth, and not just his version of it.

In a 21-minute session with the media, Freese hit on a number of topics, but his main complaints were that the Pirates front office and management team had allowed the clubhouse of the team to become one of complacency, where winning was not always prioritized and that the team did not do right by recently traded outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

Manager Clint Hurdle said later on Friday that he sees differently than Freese does, but did not specifically dispute...

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