Musgrove was basically Musgrove. Not bad, but not particularly good either. When he's your number one, you're in trouble
I had the same exact thought, only it was when they showed the Pirates batting order pre game. My comment was, "When Adam Frazier is the 3rd batter in your order and Collin Moran is the 5th batter in your order, you are in trouble".
In the case of Bell, if he has a big season, there's probably about a 50/50 chance they trade him over the winter. He'll be a free agent in two years and he's a Scott Bora's client, so....
The team isn't anywhere near contending and Bell will go into FA so we almost have to hope for a monster year and a big (and quality) return in an offseason trade. The MLB roster just isn't very good right now and they need a constant supply of talent in the minor leagues to sustain any kind of success. It doesn't help that the last three big trades--McCutchen, Cole, and Archer--haven't turned out too well for the Pirates.
If we do trade Bell we will get garbage in return like usual. I dont know how you can build a team by not keeping any star players. There is really no point in having a baseball team if the owners are not going to put money into it. Id rather go check out the Altoona Curve at this point.