Rocco wrote:I can't understand why people post in threads about things to ask if people still care and tell us that they don't care. I guess I should post in every thread and ask if people care about this thread. One would think that the fact people are posting their thoughts about the subject means they care, but I digress.
Oh, and for those who actually care, Jason Bay is alive and well. He's just been sleeping for a few weeks. And he picked a good time to wake up- between the Pirates and studying for the bar, this may have been the summer that drove me to a smack addiction.
To qoute Tim Benz, "People call my show and stay on hold for 45 minutes to tell me they don't care (about the Pirates)"
People do care but its a lot easier, and more mainstream, to say they don't care. The problem is the Pirates have lost for so long there is no debate on whether they are going in the right direction, they have more talent now than in a long time, because people see no light at the end of the tunnel.
The Pirates have a lot of young pitching, the pitchers have shown flashes of what they can be but its going to take time. Hopefully when the pitching turns the corner the pieces will be in place in the field.
I feel the Pirates are set at three positions for a while, LF, SS, 2B. (Castillo has woken up ala Bay lately, lets move him up in the lineup please)
Like it or not they are going to sink or swim with what they have in the system. Its going to be Paulino or Doumit at catcher. Bautista in CF, 3B, RF, Sanchez is going to play a huge role regardless of whether he starts or plays 3-4 days a week at 3 different positions. McClouth or Duffy (if he quits crying) are going to be given every chance to succeed. Maybe Craig Wilson stays, Brad Eldred has to be given a shot at some point on a regular basis.
I think a lot more people would be behind this team if it was without Burnitz and Randa, something tells me the record would be the same and the light at the end of the tunnel would be starting to come into focus.