Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 29, 2019 (Pt. 1)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 29, 2019 (Pt. 1)


WE WILL BE OVER ON KDKA AT 11:45 TONIGHT, WE WILL SEE YOU THEN, THE DEADLY SPORTS CALL WITH BOB POMPEANI STARTS RIGHT NOW. GOOD EVENING, THIS IS YOUR TURN TO SOUND OFF, 412-575-2600 IS THE NUMBER TO CALL, YOU CAN TWEET ME TONIGHT AS WELL, I WANT TO REMIND YOU ABOUT THE SHOWDOWN TONIGHT ON LATE BECAUSE OF THE CBS DOUBLEHEADER FOOTBALL WE HAVE, EVERYTHING GOT PUSHED BACK SO THAT STARTS AFTER THE LATE NEWS WHICH BEGINS 11:45 OUR SHOW WILL NOT AIR UNTIL 12:20 TONIGHT BUT ON IT, JASON MACKEY BUT WE HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT, IT STARTED WITH THE PIRATES TODAY WHO REALLY I THINK STUNNED PEOPLE, NOT WITH THE FIRING OF CLINT HURDLE BEING STARTING AT A LOT OF PEOPLE EXPECTED IT BUT IT DID NOT INCLUDE MORE QUITE FRANKLY. THE TIMING OF IT ALSO WAS THE QUESTION, THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE STEVE BLAST WEEKEND, TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FANFARE FOR BLAST, SIX YEARS ON THE JOB, SIX DECADES, CERTAINLY A MAN WITH A HUGE LEGACY WILL BE HONORED NEXT YEAR THE FIRST OF THE PIRATES HALL OF FAME NEWLY ESTABLISHED AND YET RIGHT BEFORE CLINT HURDLE IS DONE WITH THE MEDIA, GOING ABOUT HIS OWN BUSINESS OUT OF THE BLUE HE’S TALKING AND WE THOUGHT OKAY EVERYBODY WILL BE BACK AND THEY WILL CONTINUE BECAUSE THESE GUYS HAVE TWO YEARS IN THE CONTRACT AND NEAL HUNTINGTON IMMEDIATELY ENDED THAT THEN, IN A PRESS CONFERENCE PRETTY QUICKLY PUT TOGETHER HE ADDRESS THAT, SAID WE ARE ALL TO BLAME BUT YOU KNOW, THE ONE THING IS THAT BOB CHOSE NOT TO BLAME THE MAN OVERSEEING EVERYTHING. NEAL HUNTINGTON. IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE CHANGES YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD START THERE GIVEN THE FACT THAT HE OVERSEES THAT THE DRAFTING DEVELOPMENT, THE FACT THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF INFUSION OF TALENT THROUGH THE DRAFT PICK IN THE 12 YEARS HERE. SO HERE THEY ARE NOW TO WHO WILL FIX WHATEVER BUDGET THEY HAVE IN MIND, LISTEN, AS I SAID MANY TIMES, THIS WHOLE THING STARTS WITH AN OWNER WILLING TO SPEND MORE MONEY. I DO NOT DOWN TO BOB NOT A MUST WIN, MUST WIN UP BUT YOU HAVE TO SHOW COMMITMENT TO WINNING, YOU HAVE TO SHOW YOU ARE WILLING TO PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS AND REALLY WIN, YOU HAVE TO HAVE TIME TO SPEND MORE THAN YOU DO AND I’M NOT SUGGESTING GOING OUT AND SIGNING DEREK COLE TO A 200 CONTRACT BECAUSE HE MAY GET AFTER THIS SEASON HE HAS PUT TOGETHER, WHAT I’M SUGGESTING IS WHEN YOU DO HAVE HOLES, FILLED IN, SPEND MONEY TO FILL THE HOLES AND GET SOME OF THE PRESSURE OFF OF WHAT YOU HAVE, THEY HAD ALL SORTS OF ISSUES AND THEY NEVER SAW THE ISSUES THE GOT WORSE, NOW YOU WONDER WHAT THEY DO NEXT YEAR GOING INTO IT BECAUSE THEY MADE A WHOLE MUCH OF PITCHING UP AND THEY DO NOT HAVE ANYONE ON THE HORIZON, MITCH KELLER, HE COULD BE THE MAN TO BE ONE OR TWO BUT WE DO NOT KNOW THAT FOR SURE AFTER ALL THIS TIME, HE IS UP AND DOWN, EVERYBODY ELSE ON THE AT IS AN HONEST DISSENT AS OF WHERE THEY ARE, NONE OF THEM ARE ONE OR TWO, MOSTLY THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE IN THE ROTATION. YOU NEED HELP HERE, WHO WILL IT BE? HOW MUCH WILL THEY SPEND TO CHANGE THAT? LISTEN, THEY NEED HELP IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES, THEY HAVE A GOOD YOUNG NUCLEUS TO BUILD AROUND OPPOSITION PLAYERS, THEY NEED TO SUPPORT HIM EVEN MORE. WHICH ALSO LEADS TO THE QUESTION, IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO SPEND MONEY, WHAT YOU DO? YOU TRADE? THE PLAYERS WHO DO HAVE SOME UPSIDE AND CUT OFF A GOOD SEASON? THINK ANYONE BELIEVES THAT DOWN THE ROAD JOSH BELL WILL SIGN LONG-TERM, HIS VALUE IS HIGH AND YOU THINK YOU CAN ADDRESS THE PITCHING IT NEEDS BECAUSE QUITE FRANKLY PITCHING IT IS THE THING, THE TEAMS THAT PITCH WELL LOOK AT MIKE AND ANNA TIME, THEIR TEAM HAS HAD A LOT OF TALENT. THEY DO NOT HAVE PITCHING MET, THE PITCH IS ALSO FAILING, THEY HAVE WASTED WHAT IS THE FIRST SEVEN YEARS, OKAY? THEN YOU LOOK AT PHILADELPHIA, THEY HAD ONE OF THESE SEASONS WITH $50 MILLION AND ENTERED THE COUNTRY, 300 DEADLY DOLLARS IN BRYCE HARPER BUT GUESS WHAT? THEY DID NOT HAVE AARON NOLA SO HAVE NO PITCHER, PITCHING THE KIDS DO OR CAN MAKE IT, THERE’S NOTHING START TO THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES, WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THAT AT 412-575-2600 IS THE NUMBER TO CALL, YOU CAN ALSO TWEET ME AS WELL WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT WE ALSO HAVE A BIG STEELER GAME TOMORROW AGAINST THE CINCINNATI BENGALS I WOULD LIKE YOU TO TAKE ON THAT FOUR-WEEK FOUR A MUST WIN IS YOU CAN GET I SAY THAT BECAUSE OF THE HISTORY OF THE NFL, THERE’S ONLY ONE TEAM THAT EVER HAS STARTED ZERO MINUS FOR AND GOT THE PLAYOFFS THAT WOULD BE THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS IN 1992 SO THE ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST YOU HOWEVER IN THIS DIVISION, WHERE THEY RESIDE IN THE AFC NORTH WAS ON OR MAY NOT BE AS GOOD AS YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE AFTER A 2-0 START, LAMAR JACKSON STRUGGLES UNDER PRESSURE HE’S RUNNING ALONE COULD GET INJURED ON TOP OF THAT THE DEFENSE HAS BEEN SHREDDED THE LAST TWO WEEKS, FOR THE SAKE OF THE 500 YARDS RESCAN, SO, THAT IS THE PROBLEM, WE CLEAR THAT UP IN THE OTHER HAND OTHER HAND WITH A TOUGH SCHEDULE TO MINISTER THE SUSAN WIN TOMORROW AND WILL BE 1-3 AND STILL, THE ENTIRE DIVISION AHEAD OF THEM, SO THERE IS A LOT TO PLAY FOR BUT, CINCINNATI IS IN THE SAME DEPOSITION INTO IT AS WELL, WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT, CALL, ADD YOUR OPINIONS AND START PENGUIN SEASON, THURSDAY. THEY HAVE SOME INJURIES TO DEAL WITH THEY ALSO HAVE TO BE UNDER THE CATCH, TRADE, WAS ARE CIRCULATING WE HAVE A LOT TO GET INTO, 412-575-2600 IS YOUR PLACE TO CALL, DO IT NOW, DO A LIVE RIGHT HERE IN THE PITTSBURGH CW.

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