I jsut read this story linked from MLBTradeRumors.com. I know we all lament the Pirates consistent losing in different ways. Some go crazy about the Nuttings and just look to percieved wrongs in the past. Some look and hope to the minor's and cling to the feeling that the pot 'o gold is just around the next corner. Whatever you point of view, it has to be better then being a Jays fan. No team has won that division with less than 95 wins in the last 5 years, and I expect that streak to continue. Even after the inevitable decline of the Rays, the Yanks and Sox will still have the spending power to compete yearly. Being desperate enough to sign an unproven Bautista to an early extention screams of desperation. As bad as things have been in the 'Burgh, it could be worse.