Are We Allowed to Talk About Shane Baz on a Pirates Site?

SAINT PETERSBURG - Five years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted right-handed pitcher Shane Baz with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 MLB draft.

Four years ago, the Pirates traded Baz to the Rays -- along with Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows -- for Chris Archer.

As a result, I'm not entirely sure that I'm allowed to talk about Shane Baz on this site.

That said, I did catch up with Baz a few weeks ago when covering the Pirates against the Rays. The Tampa starter just went on the 15-day IL with a right elbow strain yesterday, and will be down for a month before being re-evaluated.

Most of what we discussed involved the journey to the majors for the 23-year-old starter, because Baz spent the majority of his time developing in another system. Despite the different systems, there...

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rrlindsey

Far from the worst trade in Pirates history. How’s it working out for them now?

roibert.kasperski

Like Tim said, I hope that his injury is minor and he can get back at it soon. Has to be scary because he supposedly did it playing catch on the side. If God forbid it turns out to be serious, that would mean that all 4 guys involved in the trade ended up with serious injuries after the trade.
Archer had Thoracic Outlet surgery shortly after the trade.
Glasnow TJ surgery
Meadows dueling Achilles’ tendon injuries. How does that happen?
Baz to be determined.

TombYard

I still can’t read the premium articles

roibert.kasperski

I sometimes have to log in again even though I had already logged in. I dunno….

pikebishop65

same goes here

TNBucs

The frustrating thing is that there doesn’t appear to be a way to check on one’s subscription and whether the problem is with this site or with the account (e.g., old card on file). You can email Tim but the other day he acknowledged that it was difficult to keep up with all the emails (and I had asked about my card a while back to see if the current one was on file and never heard back).

Timbertopper

Neither can I. Odd that we can still comment on them.

Danatural08

lol that’s cool you got to see him & catch up. Just curious, how do most players react when you approach them a year+ since you last talked with them? Do most remember you & your name, or do you have to reintroduce yourself?

Wilbur Miller

No

roibert.kasperski

Do any of the players start to try to get the attention of security? “Hey guys! Scary guy over here! “

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