Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #3

Question #1: Who is the most underrated player in the Pirates farm system? Randy from Buried Treasure: It’s hard to think of a guy who’ll turn 27 in 2007 as underrated. But Brad Eldred hit 40 homers in three stops in less than 500 ABs in 2005. Yeah, he strikes out too much and didn’t hit for much average in the Show in 2005. But the Bucs were dead set against him making the Big Club out of Spring Training. That might’ve made...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #2

Question: What do you think of the Pirates’ performance at the Winter Meetings? How did we did we grade out as compared to the rest of the NL Central? Bones from Honest Wagner: Rather than putting on his clinic of mind-numbing stupidity usually scheduled for this time of year, DL simply did nothing. The inactivity wasn’t intentional though, as DL began his publicized quest for a young lefty slugger by making an offer to...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #1

Question #1: What’s your take on the Pirates’ situation within the NL Central? What impact have free agent signings and trades within the division had on the Pirates as they move forward this offseason and enter the 2007 campaign? Wilbur Miller from Pirate Player Profiles: This is still a preliminary stage of the off-season, so a lot can still change. The Central theoretically should provide the Pirates with plenty of...

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