Pittsburgh Pirates All-Decade Team

 

By John Perrotto Looking back at the Pirates in the 2000s, as the decade comes to a close, there have been some positives for the franchise. For one, they opened PNC Park in 2001 and it is generally considered the best facility in the major leagues. Secondly, uh, secondly, well there really is no second. The 2000s consisted of a whole lot of losing by the Pirates as they finished under .500 during all 10 seasons of the decade. That pushes their streak of losing seasons to 17, a record for major North American team sports. However, let’s sift through the rubble of the 2000s, a period in which the Pirates never won more than 75 games in a season and averaged nearly 94 losses a year to try to pick an all-decade team for the woebegone franchise: Catcher_Jason Kendall. Even though “The Kid” wasn’t as good in the 2000sRead More »

Five Players on the Steelers radar that are projected to be better in the pro’s

 

The Latest Steelers Draft Buzz I’m hearing the Steelers have Alex Mack as the top rated center on their board but they like Max Unger better because he can play all three positions and they like Eric Wood better than Mack because he is the better guard of the three. Some see Mack as being one dimensional while Wood and Unger offer much more versatile which is what the Steelers are looking for if they decide to go offensive linemen in the 1st round. Don’t look for the Steelers to land Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez in this weekend’s draft. I spoke to Robert Sheets the agent for Vasquez this morning and Sheets tells me Vasquez stock is on the rise and he’s hearing Vasquez will be selected somewhere in the middle of the second round. Vasquez, 6-4, 334 lbs, has excellent size and bulk and is one of thoseRead More »