Christmas is one of the few times of the year that I can relax without having to be on-call for this job. Typically, MLB shuts down for a few days, as a lot of people are celebrating holidays.
We provide content during this time, as not everyone celebrates Christmas, or a holiday at this time of year. For some of us, the holiday is the brief vacation from the world religion of Capitalism.
Me being the money-hating businessman that I am, I decided to sleep in today and get the site’s weekly production schedule off to a late start. I’ll have my latest First Pitch later today, and we’ve got some interesting articles for tomorrow’s drop.
For now, I know a lot of people were busy over the weekend. Here’s what you may have missed.
Winter League Updates
**In this week’s Pirates Winter League Report, John Dreker features right-handed pitcher Brad Case, along with the weekly rundown of winter league action.
**Minor league Rule 5 pick Josh Palacios picked up a pair of hits.
Pirates Prospects Updates
**Ethan Hullihen provided a payroll update, recapping where the Pirates are at this point in the offseason.
**Anthony Murphy looked at Alexander Mojica’s unique situation going into 2023.
**We picked what baseball gift we would like to receive in a Christmas Day Roundtable.
**In this week’s Pirates Discussion, Jeff Reed looks at how the Pirates are bridging to their prospects compared to the last time a big wave of prospects hit in 2016.
Highlight of the Day
If any of you are dragging today, here’s a nice, long highlight video to get you going.
Song of the Day
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.