The story of the 2010 Padres is one about Pitching and Divorce. Pitching and divorce are not typically two words that one associates together, but if you think about it both are settled by an independent arbiter and someone is usually unhappy about the resolution.
This is the 2nd in a series of articles examining how small payroll teams have found success in recent years. The goal is to try and determine what methods were successful in an attempt for the Pirates to emulate them.
Every year some team does it. There’s always at least one team that contends for a division title, or makes the playoffs, or even advances to the World Series on a payroll that dwells in the umbra of the Yankees’ world. And then every fan and talking head wonders why their favorite team can’t do the same thing. But if it were that easy, there wouldn’t be a need for the gargantuan payrolls that exist in the game.
For the 3rd year, Only Bucs will be running a series of polls to vote on the Top 30 Pirates Prospects. The voting starts Monday, December 13th, 2010 and will continue with a new poll every 2 days. A list of 20-25 players will be presented for each poll. Once a player is the top vote getter for a particular poll, his place is set and his name is removed from subsequent polls. New players will be added in as other players are voted...
The body is on the slab and it is barely cold, but it is time to put the corpse known as the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates to rest. This season was one for the history books, but not the good kind of history. But the strange part is that I still have hope.