NL Central Notes: Astros, Lee, Reds

The NL Central's two playoff representatives both play tonight. The Cardinals host the Phillies in St. Louis and the Brewers could eliminate the D'Backs in Phoenix. Here's the latest on the division's non-playoff teams as we await today's games…

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6 Comments on "NL Central Notes: Astros, Lee, Reds"

3 years 11 months ago

The Pirates should get a new hitting coach, they have too much potential and talent too be underperforming the way they have. The have mechanical flaws that I can see and wonder why nobody is fixing the issue

3 years 11 months ago

 sounds like you should be the hitting coach lol

3 years 11 months ago

I agree.  They fired the entire training staff and kept the entire coaching staff.  I guess the second half collapse had everything to do with training and nothing to do with hitting flaws that went unnoticed or unfixed.   

3 years 11 months ago

Pirates have a small handful of really good hitters, and a busted pitching staff. Tell me why I am wrong. 

Matt Talken
3 years 10 months ago

As a Cardinals fan, clearly the less competition the better, but at the same time, it’s refreshing to see the Pirates on an upswing.  I know they finished really poorly and slid back behind the Reds, but the fact that they were in the race as long as they were was certainly a huge step forward.

When they’re not playing for the Cards, I’ll be happy to root for the Pirates next year (ya know, unless they end up 5 games up in the standings and my Cardinals need to make a comeback)

3 years 10 months ago

I guess it’s a longshot, but I hope the Pirates do re-sign Lee for 2012… and also lock up Andrew McCutchen on a long-term extension this offseason.