David Todd Podcast: Can Jameson Taillon Pitch in Pittsburgh This Year?

I had my weekly radio segment with David Todd today on 970 ESPN, and this time around we did an extra long segment since there was so much to discuss. The big thing we talked about was whether Jameson Taillon could be ready to join the Pirates this season. I discussed why I felt Taillon doesn’t need much work in Indianapolis, and why David’s idea that he could be the “trade deadline addition” makes sense. We also compared Taillon to Gerrit Cole, both coming up through the minors, and with potential upside. There are also a few pitchers in Triple-A, such as Adrian Sampson, Casey Sadler, and Clayton Richard, who could bridge the gap until Taillon is ready.

We also discussed Yeudy Garcia, who was our Pitcher of the Month last month, and carried the strong result over today with five shutout innings. In part two of the interview, we talked about Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes, who have both been fantastic in Bradenton. Finally, we discussed the upcoming draft, and what trends the Pirates have shown in their drafting the last few years. Both segments can be heard below.

  • Any news on doing your own podcast Tim? I know there was talk of it when the site went to the subscription model. I for one would be very pleased if you did it.

    • Nothing yet. Trying to get a few other things started up before adding that, since it takes about 5-6 hours a week just for one episode. For now, I’ve been posting all of my radio interviews, which is about 1-2 per week, to fill that void.

  • Why trade a future starter ???? He should be no more than a Sept. call up. There will be at least two openings and maybe three next year as AJ and Locke will be gone and hopefully Morton also is traded. I will throw a party at my place as soon as the last two are gone.

  • Love the push and play podcast without having to download an app or open a new window

  • That was great. Hopefully Barnes and Ramirez can stay healthy.