Yeah it’s really about pitching. No legit number one or number two starter. I lost track what happened to Williams?Pirates with the worst record in the Major leagues. The majority of the lineup below the Mendoza line, urine poor pitching, no closer after Nightmare proved to be a subhuman. The puzzling thing is the starting lineup in 19 had, outside of the catching position, decent batting average.
This had me googling 'worst trade in pirate history. And somebody (cant remember who) listed this the 2nd worst. Potentially being the worst as long as the trajectory of Meadows and Glasnow keeps going up. I was pretty happy when they got him in 18. By the middle of last year I was hoping this dude could eke out 5 innings without multiple crooked number inningsTaillon being out definitely hurts but Archer was a major bust. That trade will go down as an all-time worst, maybe THE all-time worst.
Bucs everyday 8 isn’t bad. Probably a bit below average. Obviously pitching is a concern. I’m glad to her the bullpen looked good today. Did Polanco looked bad at the plate or just bad in all aspects?Not the cleanest performance but some stuff to like: the bullpen looked nasty, Ke’Bryan Hayes looks like the real deal, and the plate discipline was a welcome change from the Hurdle-Huntington era.
If they can clean up the fielding and base-running errors, and Polanco plays better-than-complete-crap (he was bad today), they should have a productive offense.