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It's the Owner, not the GM or Manager's fault

Ok, you caught me, I really don't have a clue who the Pirates should sign to make a complete and competitive team.  You see, I am not a highly paid, experienced baseball executive who knows the ins and outs of MLB.  Just a fan who runs his own Fantasy Baseball team.   That was not too difficult to write.  Some here need to come out and admit the same.  I do have an opinion, and that is we will not have enough good players to compete next year for the playoffs.  They following year is possible, but I still doubt it.  After that, we start losing some of the "good" players to free agency and the cycle of losing begins again.   

I found an old book on Pittsburgh, and a team photo of the 79 Pirates.  There were so many good players on that team.  A mixture of young and old, platoon players, and specialists. 

I counted 6 really good hitters on that club, and 4 very good pitchers, and two good pitchers.

That's 12 high end players.  Some were past their prime, like Stargell.  Parker was a superstar in his prime.

Sanguillen, Lacy, Easler and Millner were all excellent role players.  You can't make a team from Minor League players exclusively.  It will take some veterans that will want actual money to play here. Something our owner won't part with.


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