PiratesFest is usually a time to try to build optimism and excitement about the upcoming season, but coming off a last-place finish in 2019 with mostly the same team in place, that is a hard sell.
On Friday, Joe Musgrove did his best to sell the fans that optimism.
"Expect a different season than last year, for sure," Musgrove told reporters at the new jersey unveiling during PiratesFest. "I think a lot of things that we went through last year made us all stronger as a unit. Being exposed the way we were last year, I think it opened up a lot of eyes as to what needs to be fixed in this organization, from top to bottom, and a lot of that falls on the players' shoulders.