Pirates third-baseman signs largest contract in Pirates history, immediately gets hurt

Pirates young star third-baseman, Ke’Bryan Hayes, was taken out after the first batter on opening day.


Jonathan Albers, Editor

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been one of the laughingstocks of MLB for years now. They are not only a joke because they are bad, but they have one of the lowest payrolls in the MLB. Their biggest contract in the history of the team was a six year, 60 million dollar deal back in the year 2000. On Thursday, the Pirates shocked the sports world when they agreed to an eight-year, 70 million dollar contract extension with their young , star third-baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes. The deal was the biggest news of the afternoon, until Hayes was taken out of the game in the first inning.

Hayes is much deserving of this contract. He was always considered to be one of the top defensive prospects in the minor leagues, but he showed his offensive potential in the shortened 2020 big league season. Hayes had a down year offensively in 2021 because of injury, but always showed signs of promise.

Hayes and the Pirates have been in talks about a long-term extension for a while now, but they finally decided to agree on a deal. This is just one of the cases of the Pirates misfortune over the years. Hayes has said in an interview since that he is okay. The Pirates have also come out and said that he was taken out due to “forearm spasms” and is “day to day.” Hayes also said that he got in the hot tub and, “Felt better.” It will be fun to see if the Pirates will turn a new leaf and spend some cash, but this misfortune can’t seem to miss these poor fans.