With Thursday being another off day for the Pirates, Tyler & DiNardo sit down and discuss their thoughts so far on the season. We start off talking about Ben Cherington and what he has accomplished so far. Both of us seem pretty pleased at this time, the main reason being that almost every trade that he has made its talked about in a much better light presently than it was at the time it was processed. Looking around the farm, there are plenty of guys who you have legitimate excitement for with some quality upside.
Next, we move on to Derek Shelton. Last year some of the decision making was so horrendous that fans actually thought they were actively tanking. Has this year been any better? Tyler makes a very valid reason why some decision may look questionable at first this season but for this club is the absolute right decision to make.
Lastly, it appears Hunter Owen may be headed for an IL stint and a recall of Anthony Alford is in the works. Don't worry, we won't bore you with Alford, but more in regards to the length of time it is going to take to see Travis Swaggerty in PNC Park this season considering just how bad the CF position has been this year.