I guess this should have come as no surprise. The star and lynchpin of the 2008 Pittsburgh draft class was optioned to Class A Lynchburg today.
I must have been hoping for a John Olerud scenario with Alvarez. It would have been nice to see him on the club this year, with no time really spent in the minors. However, my wishful thinking obviously wasn’t the smart choice.
Alvarez will get the starting job in Lynchburg and get plenty of opportunities to show he is no fluke. Hopefully he can meander his way up the Bucco ladder and land in the ‘Burgh come September. Until then I wish him the best. Heres to our savior….Pedro Alvarez!