A video remembrance of the Pirates 20 years of futility

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I really don’t mean to jump on Pirates fans here. They know better than anyone how long it’s been since they had a winning team, so they don’t need anyone to remind them.  But this video chronicling the 20 years since Francisco Cabrera drove in Sid Bream in the 1992 NLCS is … something.

And yes, I’d say so even if it didn’t begin with Francisco Cabrera driving in Sid Bream.

(thanks to @JakeMHS for the heads up)

Marlins intend to keep Christian Yelich

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With Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna gone, the next logical step for the Marlins would be to trade away Christian Yelich. He’s be an amazingly attractive trade candidate given that he is under team control through 2022, and is owed a very reasonable $58 million or so. He just turned 26 last week and has hit .290/.369/.432 in his five year career. That’s the kind of player and contract that could bring back a mess of prospects.

Except the Marlins, it seems, don’t want to do that. Multiple reports have come out in the last hour saying that the Marlins intend to hold on to Yelich and to build around him.

That could be a negotiating ploy, of course. They’ll no doubt listen to offers and, if the right one comes along, they’d certainly give strong consideration to trading him. A good deal is a good deal.

The only question, in light of the events of the last week, is whether the Marlins would know a good deal if they saw one.