Tag Archives: Lastings Milledge
While Jose Tabata is certainly having an encouraging year at Indy, a .786 OPS at Triple-A should not be considered big numbers. He is hitting .316, but it is mostly empty batting average. Many fans expect him to be called up to Pittsburgh within a few weeks and inject some offense into the Pirates lineup. I just don’t see that happening.
Between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pirates have a group of eight position players fighting for about five spots in the everyday lineup. Obviously, not all will pan out, but it is difficult to determine exactly which ones will succeed long-term. Luckily, each player comes with some versatility, which gives management some options when filling out a future lineup card.
The Pirates have some interesting decisions to make in the next few weeks. It’s very likely that Neil Walker, Brad Lincoln, Jose Tabata, and Pedro Alvarez could be called up… Read more
Ryan Church has started 12 of the past 14 games in which he has been available. Why would a rebuilding team give the majority of available playing time to a 31-year-old, well established 4th outfielder who is struggling, while younger players with uncertain talent levels watch from the bench? It does not make sense.
I’ve seen several comments in the last few weeks asking whether I’m concerned over the slow start so far by Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Pedro Alvarez. After tonight’s game, Alvarez… Read more
I’m not calling anyone out with this post. Over the last few days I’ve seen a similar message repeated by many people, whether it’s in the live blogs, Twitter, or… Read more
When the Pirates acquired Lastings Milledge last June, most of the trepidation expressed by fans and members of the media focused on his poor off-the-field reputation. I was chiefly worried about baseball-related issues, namely his poor defense and free-swinging ways at the plate. He is showing improvement in all aspects.
I’ve uploaded 102 photos from last night’s Pirates game to the BUCCO Fans Facebook page. Here are a few of my favorites: It always seems to rain when I go… Read more