Almost right as the last out was made in the Pirates 6-4 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday night the Pirates announced that they will call up Pedro Alvarez to the major league lineup. As I type this into the post I am getting chills up and down my body. Alvarez is the best prospect to roll through the Pirates organization since Bonds. This is huge. The future starts now.
Alvarez has been tearing it up down in down in Indianapolis recently and most thought it was only days before he came up. As I was watching the game tonight it was reported that Alvarez was not going to be brought up Saturday at the earliest. Then the news broke that Alverez was going to be with the team tomorrow and all hell broke lose on the internet. Unreal. This is what real Pirates fans have been waiting for. Most of the real fans knew that he shouldn't be brought up just to be brought up to appease the fans and the management stuck to not doing that. He did what he had to do and he is here.
Here is some audio from Colin Dunlap talking to Alverez about being called up.
You wanna know how bad ass dude is? Check out this video in case you didn't see the post I had up on it before.
Here is what we have: Alvarez, Tabata, McCutchen, Jones, Doumit, Walker...not too bad offensively on paper. Sure it is only six hitters but look at what they had at the beginning of the season. They doubled the hitters you could letgitimatly put on paper as being above average. It is a very exciting time. Soak it all in because it is going to be crazy nuts at PNC Park tomorrow. The stands will be filled without a doubt and he will most likely get a standing ovation when his name is announced. Gotta love it.
Someone will have to go down, that will be a game time decision, but that is an afterthought. The city will be buzzing and it is going to be a thing of beauty to watch the rest of the season. This is where we start to see what we have for the future and right now I feel pretty damn good.
So with that I just want to say welcome to Pittsburgh Pedro, we are damn glad to have you man.
Lets Go Bucs