TIOPS Inside Buzz
It was just a couple weeks ago where the Pirates looked like they had the best of both worlds.
They moved out lots of salary at the trade deadline, yet were putting themselves in prime position to earn a fourth straight playoff berth.
Now the wheels have completely fallen off with what can only be described as a ball club imploding.
The crowd that hated the Melancon trade and Liriano salary dump is loving this collapse. Even some in the media who have a personal vendetta against Pirates GM Neal Huntington seem to be loving the Pirates implosion.
Neal Huntington has long been thought of as the king of building a bullpen on the cheap.
The last three weeks, though, proved that you can’t just throw anyone into the closers role during a playoff chase and expect them to give you the type of stability that an All-Star closer in Mark Melancon gave you.
For an organization that was trying to thread the needle of having one foot into 2016 and one foot into 2017, the bullpen situation backfired in a big way.
Since trading Melancon, the Pirates have lost three games that they led after the seventh inning and two games that were tied after seven innings.
Tony Watson has blown three saves since the Pirates traded Melancon.
The Pirates are currently 5.5 games out of the wildcard.
Regardless of how the Pirates finish, Clint Hurdle is safe for 2017.
Anyone really think the Pirates would pay him not to manage?
The bigger issue long-term is frustrations inside the clubhouse among core players towards Hurdle in what has been described as [hide] “over-coaching” by Hurdle and his staff.
Hurdle trying to micromanage nearly every aspect of the ballclub has some close to the situation believing players are starting to tune Hurdle out and the type of collapse the Pirates are having sometimes makes it impossible for managers to ever win back the room.
Another thing that can’t go unnoticed is star players regressing this season under Hurdle.
The question has to be asked, is Hurdle the right guy to get the Pirates to the next level?
It’s taken a little longer than the Steelers anticipated but an extension will be finalized between David DeCastro and the Steelers this week. One team official anticipated an announcement coming on Friday.
The total value and guaranteed money portion of the deal has been finalized and the two sides plan Thursday to put the finishing touches on minor aspects of the contract tomorrow.
In addition to acquiring Justin Gilbert, the Steelers also looked into acquiring former Eagles cornerback Eric Rowe via trade. Rowe was a second round pick in 2015 and was given consideration by the Steelers in round 1.
So…..the core players love him then?
Josh Yohe reporting Pens have no interest in Versteeg. I’m shocked.
wow a thumbs down when this shitt is funny
oh forgot doesn’t relate anything with eating
so pouliot is needed as bait to move st.backup…..sounds like the lariano deal to me. pens are going to have to throw sprong in too if they want to move your saint.
Your the only one that calls him a saint…..hmmmmm
Him and Depaoli are the only 2 that actually believe Pouliot will be needed as bait in a MAF trade as well, coincidence?
not only pouliot, but sprong and probably a 1st round pick too to unload the smiley faced clown if they are lucky. more than likely the pens are screwed and murray will be playing in las vegas next year. this sucks.
I think I upset Yoda by suggesting that Depaoli is nearing in on his level of fradulism, now he’s going out of his way to prove his the biggest fraud in town again.
naw hes just a troll..and loves the attention, he probably doesnt even hate fleury
D…goes like a week without any content on a pay site while simultaneously allowing the comments to be disabled = the best resource because he has the same bullshit views as one of the biggest fucken idiots is planet has had the misfortune of dealing with lol. Go back to your space ship you fucking moron
question for you slaves…..if st.bleury is so good, why did dicksco dan advise buffalo to stay away?
Question to master why did dicksco dan said in a in game interview fleury is good goalie and can easily get you that 40 games a year
he was on the payroll at the time. he had to spin the propaganda. now he’s in buffalo he tells his management that st.bleury is a choke artist and to stay far away.
How do you know he did? Depaoli is literally the only person in the world reporting that and Depaoli is almost as big of a fraud as you are. The fact that you actually think anything posted on this site is accurate just goes to show how limited your mental compacity is.
depaoli is the only website around who isn’t on the payroll. DK spins propaganda on st.bleury. i also noticed that over at DK’s garbage site you get a bunch of minuses. they know you are brainwashed slave clown over there as well. hahahahaha!
Depaoli also runs the only website that has no sources, no creditable information and absolutely no relevance. As I pointed out in my previous post, the simple fact that you think there is any factual infromation posted on this site proves how simple you are.
Of course I get a lot of minuses, I call posters on their BS just like I do here with you frauds and they don’t like it.
Dumb Move by the preds naming Fisher as their new captain when he is 37 and final year of his contract
Ya I’ll bet they didn’t think it through and that the players didn’t push for it.
they could’ve just leave the spot Vacant for one year and see if he will be signed or if they would put that clown subban as their captain
if this situation would’ve been to any other original 6 team they would’ve have no captain for a year until its clear the situation but coming from a nashville that only had 5 captains in their history i guess its more a show then taking right decisions
Yes stay vacant so they can name a guy next year anyway, Jesus Christ you’re as much of a fucken half wit as yoda