All the questions and predictions need to be put aside, so does all the losing Lillibrdige talk. The Pirates needed a young, MLB-proven, power-hitting left-handed first baseman. And guess what, they got one! LaRoche takes the offense to another level, it still isn't that great of a level, but another level at least. That alone is something to be excited about.
According to both the Trib and PG, LaRoche couldn't be more excited to be in Pittsburgh to help turn around this young team.
Joe Starkey, of the Trib, is also ready to see the Pirates hit the field. He believes the Pirates are suddenly intriguing, to say the least.
Dejan also reports that Littlefield is looking to add another bat to the bench.
And just when you think the Pirates are down, you soon find out they have fans everywhere.