2021 Pirates Thread

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Apr 1, 2021 6:31 PM

Huh, guess I'd forgotten to start one earlier. Having a shit team playing for a future that will probably never come does that to you. In short: Some good potential with the offensive youth, but a pitching staff that could wind up with an "IS THIS FOR REAL!?!?!" bad season, especially with how top prospect Mitch Keller still seems to be in "doesn't get it" form and the team has to use fucking Chad Kuhl as their opening-day starter. Kuhl might be a decent #5 starter for a team hoping to luck into the second wild card if everything falls their way, but guys whom your happy for when they go 5IP, 2ER don't inspire too much confidence.

Regardless of the incoming 55-107 season, things opened with a win over the Cubs. Heh, fuck those guys. Had a solid day with the bats and used the "if the other team never gets comfortable with a pitcher, how much will they struggle?" strategy to perfection with Kuhl going 3 and six other guys going 1 each. And, to repeat myself: It's the Cubs, fuck those guys.


geeblock Member
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Thu, Apr 1, 2021 6:39 PM

Haha fuck those guys is right. They probly have 3 players that have more salary than our whole team 

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Fri, Apr 2, 2021 12:01 AM
posted by geeblock

Haha fuck those guys is right. They probly have 3 players that have more salary than our whole team 

If we're being honest, I'd guess half or more of the teams in MLB can say that.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021 1:29 PM

From 1-0 to 1-2 AND with Ke'Bryan Hayes moved to the DL in order to remove one of the very few reasons to be excited from the picture.

Oh well, they were above .500 for one day this year and that's one more than I was expecting, so there's that!

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021 2:09 PM

My AD coached Chad Kuhl

Hope this helps

geeblock Member
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021 7:01 PM

Great first inning!

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 10:51 AM

Only lost by 13 or so last night. Good job, great effort.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 1:00 PM
posted by Ironman92

My AD coached Chad Kuhl

Hope this helps

So, you're saying that murdering your fucking AD should be considered justifiable homicide? Because Chad Kuhl fucking sucks and anyone associated with him being a major league player deserves to feel my fucking pain. Three walks and five runs (four earned) just to get three damn players out -- goddamn piece of shit...

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 3:16 PM

Pros and Cons of Today's Loss


PRO:

Getting a grand slam off Garrett's bitch ass.

CONS:

Everything else, with special focus on how the team has inserted Polanco into the starting line-up in every game so far, to my knowledge. I don't know if it's all the injuries he's had throughout his career or what, but he hasn't even been close to a major league-caliber hitter in a couple years. Looks like a punch-drunk toddler at the plate now.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Apr 8, 2021 9:57 AM

25 - 5 in the last two days....... heckuva start

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Apr 8, 2021 11:15 AM
posted by QuakerOats

25 - 5 in the last two days....... heckuva start

I was joking with a co-worker that it's probably for the best they have fan limitations this year. Outside of today's opening day, it's going to be hard enough to find 7500 who want to be there to endure the current product. I understand and agree that they need to blow things up and start from scratch because Huntington's last couple years were BRUTAL as far as his trading record went...but that doesn't make things any more fun to watch.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Apr 8, 2021 11:54 AM

They're fortunate they have the best ballpark in the majors and good beer. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Apr 8, 2021 1:35 PM

Yep, it's just too bad that an old Onion headline about the team is true again. Can't remember the exact phrasing, but it was about how the ballpark was demanding a trade to a better franchise. It was true in the years before the Cutch Revival Years and it's true again now.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sat, Apr 10, 2021 11:59 AM

Joe Musgrove pitched a no-hitter for San Diego last night. I'll remember that today while watching Mitch Keller walk 5 and give up 4 runs in 3 innings.

I mean, what is up with the franchise just utterly failing to develop great young pitching prospects? The only one they get a pass on is Taillon, because of his injuries and cancer issues. Other than that, Cole started out good, but stagnated until he was traded, upon which he became great; Glasnow totally sucked until he went to Tampa, where injury issues have been the only thing keeping him from Cy Young status and now Keller went from completely dominant in the minors to not being able to find the plate when he pitches in the majors.

When your ownership is cheap as hell, you simply can't afford to have that sort of track record with ace-caliber pitching prospects.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 11, 2021 4:33 PM

If there's one good thing about the Cubs, it's that they're actually capable of making the Pirates look like a good team.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Sun, Apr 11, 2021 10:26 PM

Maybe they need  Kevin Koch to don the mascot outfit and lift the team up a bit?

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