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Old 06-07-2010, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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yes^ you're alone (LOL) I hated those uni's

Hey it ain't all bad they have Andrew McCutchen
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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...But for how long?
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:35 PM
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Worst team in all of sports right now. Absolutely terrible.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Worst team in all of sports right now. Absolutely terrible.
Ahem


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Old 06-10-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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I think Mario Lemieux wanted to buy the Bucs at one point....too bad they didn't sell to him, he turned the Pens into a winning team.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Worst team in all of sports right now. Absolutely terrible.
I don't know about that, but they are in the running. We can't forget teams like the Orioles, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Detroit Lions....
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Pirates have had a huge problem with the draft. If you go back the past 30 years, except for Barry Bonds they haven't picked a single impact player in the first three rounds. McCutcheon looks like he is going to be a good one, but it is still a bit early.

After Bonds, the players with the best pro careers were Jason Kendall, Ryan Doumit, Bronson Arroyo and Kris Benson. They don't have a single pitcher picked in those rounds who made any significant impact. Arroyo was waived by the Pirates before he ever made any impact on the majors.

Quite a remarkable record for futility.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Montgomery,Alabama
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I'm glad somebody understands this!!!!! So why is it such a rave about Strausburg pitching against them and winning?
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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I'm not going to defend the Pirates, but a couple things should be mentioned...

The Pirates oweership has spent more than any other team in the league coming into this season for facilities and things. The owner obviously has cash. Millions were spent recently for a development system and facility in Latin America for example.

The owner is doing everything right....meaning who they've hired to get this team back to something short of an embarrassment. The STAFF knows how to build a team and have the track records to prove it.

The main problem is that after years of poor ownership and management, their farm system stinks. And unlike other sports, players normally spend many more years in the minors before they break into the big league.

So in essence, even the best efforts by owners and managers won't realistically show up on the MLB field as far as results for a few more years to come. But they ARE on the correct path and ownership and management is not presently to blame.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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At least they have started playing down more to their actual level. In the week since I started the thread, they have gone 2-5, lost their last four straight and advanced their run differential by minus ten. (now stands at -138 runs which projects to a 15-44 record, .254 ball.) They charged past the Brewers and Astros to sieze last place in their division and now only the Orioles have a worse actual record in all of MLB, although the Oriole Pythag would have them at 17-42.
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