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#NS9LIVE! - Off Day Thoughts
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 Brock 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.
Starbucs - MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS BACK!!!
Yesterday was Opening Day for MiLB and the four Pirates teams did not disappoint. We talk about all the intriguing players performances and thoughts on them towards the end of this show. First, we dive into the past 2 games in San Diego. Tyler Anderson came off another very strong start to further enhance his 2021 season with the Pirates. Mitch Keller's gave the Pirates a victory but Jim & DiNardo debate how encouraging that start truly was. Lastly, the Pirates are now really starting to show you why people weren't completely off base on their 100 loss predictions.
NS9 X NFT - Intro To NFT's & The Future Of Sports Revenue
On our first NS9 x NFT DiNardo is going by Thong of Trash Katz & PodHub Network and we talk about the potential of outside sources to provide major revenue for professional sports such as the new NFT craze as well as sports betting.
Recently, Dabber has teamed with the NBA to create NBA Top Shot as their source of NFT’s which has been a major success. More recently, Topps has just released their very first NFT on April 20th. Was it a success? I discuss my personal experience with each.
Also, Charles Barkley was heard saying in a previous conversation with a team owner that the wave of sports betting is going to be so major that soon enough TV revenue won’t even matter to them. With the recent news that PA's handle has gone up by over 200%, DiNardo discusses how this can look for MLB and since sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania now he discusses this article even further.
Starbucs - No Hitter?
We have some serious discussion/debate on whether Madison Bumgarner’s performance should be considered a no-no, then go deeper into this 2nd place Pirates team. So far it looks like the bullpen has been really good. Richard Rodriguez and Sam Howard are doing some really nice things without having anything spectacular jump out at you.
#NS9LIVE! - The Toddfather
The Pirates are now 9-10 after taking the Tigers series. We talk why Miguel Yajure impressed while the results were poor, Mitch Keller finding success in his latest start, Adam Frazer & Colin Moran becoming hit Gods, the plethora of transactions that took place today, and Todd Frazier's comments on twitter.
Starbucs - Extend Moran?
The 4th place (Because the Cubs are in last) are currently 7-9 and even though they're very much not a good team they have at least been interesting and semi-fun to watch this season. We go in depth to tell you once again why Trevor Cahill is on this team and is in no fear of being DFA'd at this time, what the Pirates options are with Colin Moran and if an extension is a real possibility, and just how bad has Chad Kuhl been this year.
Best Pirates Podcast
The Pirates are completely undeserving of anyone’s love. But, like DiNardo and Tyler, some of us keep coming back for more. I’ve been a fan of the show for several years now, starting when Ryan was the co-host. I appreciate the guys keeping close tabs on the Bucs so I don’t have to!
The Pirates are bad and ownership is worse. That said, Pirates DIY media is the best around and these guys are the best of the bunch. I’ll seek DiNardo’s opinion over any cranky writer at the Post Gazette.
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Finally good Pirates Baseball talk
I can no describe how happy and excited I was to have found this podcast. Within the first 15 min of listening to an episode I knew I would be listening to these guys weekly. They are sharing intelligent Pirates baseball talk. It’s so far to listen to the General fanbase whine about payroll and the Pirates and put all the blame on the Pirates when it’s not the team but MLB issues and stays positive while talking about things.
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