The Pirates front office made some moves at the deadline but was it enough to restore at least some faith in the direction of the organization?
Our results indicate that less than a quarter of the fans approve of what Pittsburgh did at the end of July.
The first ‘move’ near the deadline was claiming RHP Parker Markel off of waivers from the Seattle Mariners. The 28-year-old has pitched in seven career MLB games (all in 2019) that encompass 7.2 innings pitched with a 10.57 ERA.
Then the first of two major transactions occurred on July 29th, wherein the Pirates traded starter Jordan Lyles to the Milwaukee Brewers for RHP Cody Ponce.
The 6-6, 240 pound Ponce was a second-round pick in 2015. It may be at least another year before we see him in the big leagues.
Lyles showed a bit of promise early in the season but then fell off a cliff as the year progressed. However, his last two starts with the Brewers resulted in 10 IP with just two ER allowed.
Then, on the 31st, the Pirates moved outfielder Corey Dickerson to the Philadelphia Phillies for international signing money and a player to be named later. Dickerson was a steady bat in the lineup for the Pirates this season but the team decided that dealing him for future investments was a more viable option for the team moving forward.
The official tally is displayed in the image below:
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