Should the Pittsburgh Pirates Buy At the Deadline?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a very nice season so far, and are even tied for first place. Yes, you definitely read that right. I actually can’t believe I’ve just said that. Okay, I’m over it now. With that being said, the Pirates could use some help if they want to get to the playoffs, but in all honesty, I don’t think they should make any kind of crazy move.

To get the “impact arm or bat”, it’s going to cost the Pirates an arm and a leg, and they’ve done an OUTSTANDING job to get to the point where they’re at. The best is yet to come and that’s not something I would want to change. It’s important to stick to the model and not get too excited in June. Trading away important pieces like Gerrit Cole or Jameson Tallion would be devastating to the future of the organization, as those guy have a chance to be that impact arm the Pirates could be looking for.

I know it’s exciting for Pirates fans, but they have to believe in the system because it’s worked so far. Baseball is a funny game, and one move can change the direction of the organization for years to come. The Pirates are doing really well, and the growth has been fun to see. Let’s not change that now. I know winning is important, but winning for 10 years is more important. The pieces are in place for those guys to come up and make a major impact- but when the time is right.

I would be surprised if a major move was made, and I just don’t think it would be the best of decisions.

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  • JayG

    Don’t get rid of any of our arms unless we get young bats. Only trade an A+ arm for a stud shortstop or corner power guy. No retreads. I’d rather go 80-82 than give up young talent for a rental….!!!!!!