You can take some good and bad from the series with the Cubs. The bad? Splitting a series is not good enough given the Pirates' position in the standings. The good? You can see the makings of a potentially dominant starting rotation. That would include Chris Archer. Some are already calling the trade a bust. Isn't that a touch premature? Also, the Pirates may have a problem at 3rd base, and I'm not talking about a player. The Fort, Michael McKenry joins me at 1pm.
A full week of practice for the Steelers before the next game. And they've got plenty of work to do. Is their poor defense thus far a product of playing with only half their starters, or does it run deeper than that? Bob Labriola of Steelers.com and the Steelers radio network joins me at 12:20.
I'm all in on player safety, but get ready: This new lowering the helmet rule is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.