This is the second in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. Next up are the Chicago Cubs, easily the most interesting club in the NL Central. They are the sleeping giant in the NL Central, because frankly there is no excuse for them not to be winning this division every year.
This is the first in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. First up will be the Houston Astros. For the past few years, McLane has held steadfast to the premise that he could just reload and be right in the thick of the NL Central.
A baseball team would be remiss to not know every intimate detail of their division opponents’ operations. Once you know your opponents strengths and weaknesses, both short and long-term, you can prepare your own team with a better certainty.
Neal Huntington had an interesting day today. He traded Octavio Dotel, DJ Carrasco, Javier Lopez, Bobby Crosby, and Ryan Church in various trades to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondacks, and San Francisco Giants. I can say that I haven’t seen a series of trades to the same division in one day before. Of course the D-Backs are way out of the division title race, but Huntington still supplied players to two of the four...
With the draft deadline of August 16th rapidly approaching, it means that we will soon have more “shiny new toys” to examine and rank as prospects. But what exactly makes Player A better than Player B?