Pirates Broadcaster John Wehner: The Pirates Need "That Guy" To Help Offense

Cook and Poni Show

Joe Kapp
August 24, 2018 - 4:33 pm

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Pirates Broadcaster John Wehner addressed the Pirates offensive woes on Friday when he joined The Cook and Poni Show.


“It shows what the team needs going forward,” Wehner said. “You need that guy….You need the MVP McCutchen. You got some pretty good players but you don’t have those 1-2 plyers like Boston or Houston has.”


Wehner says the Pirates lack above average offensive players and they need to add to that in the offseason to go with the young players they have. He said you can’t go out there and expect to win enough games to make a playoff run with below average offensive players.


He also addressed the Starling Marte benching for his lack of effort.


”It is frustrating because we have seen it in the past,“ Wehner added. “Whether he has been lackadaisical on defense or on the base paths.”


He can see that when players struggle at the plate they can pout a bit and the only way to get his attention is to sit him or his teammates need to make him accountable.


Wehner said there is no excuse for it and the fans let him hear about it….but it’s not the first time we have seen it and he is not certain that it won’t be the last.