The Pirates have from the 5th to 7th best minor league talent according to people who track this stuff. Hill etc are just a bridge. From what I’ve read the organization thinks 2025.When is the Pirates’ contention window supposed to be?
The team has a few guys in place — Hayes, Cruz, Reynolds, Keller, Contreras — but mostly looks so, so far away from being a competitive team.
The patchwork of random vets occupying the roster probably won’t be enough to keep the Pirates out of the cellar, especially if Rich Hill and Vince Velasquez keep getting starts all season.
The Reds seem to be in a much better place than the Pirates.
It’s true, it’s true. Trust me …
Even as a Reds fan I hated to see that. Baseball needs all its best young players to be playing and that kid is terrific and fun to watch.Tough luck with O.Cruz ankle injury. He may be back late Summer probably depends on how the Pirates are doing, might be best to start it back up next Spring. Who fills in at SS in the meantime?