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Strike While The Iron is Hot?

With the reaction to the draft almost universally negative and people in no mood to listen to David Littlefield's nonsense, I thought this might be a good time to throw this out and see what kind of reaction it gets.

What people think of a letter writing campaign to Bud Selig asking/demanding that MLB intervene and take control of the Pittsburgh Pirates with the intentions of finding new owners?

At this point is seems to me that a compelling argument could be made that the current ownership has violated the spirit and intent of MLB's revenue sharing plan;  That by refusing to invest revenue generated by the plan in player development they are profiting by intentionally fielding substandard teams with the goal of securing a greater percentage of shared revenue.  And that by doing so they are causing irreparable harm the organization, its fans, the city of Pittsburgh and the reputation of Major League Baseball.

If consecutive losing season, declining attendance, fan complaints in the media can't bring about some change, maybe a few hundred thousand letters to the commisioner's office and some negative exposure can.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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