I, like so many other Bucco fans, am ecstatic over the Buc's play this year. If they finish .500 that would be a great feat and if they somehow win their division, that would be fabulous. But really, this division is a weak division and to expect them to go any further would be a large leap of faith. Thus, the talk that if the Bucs stay close the rest of the way, they have to go get a bat is just not a good decision IMO. The 5 year plan by NH and Co. was to build a contender that would compete year in and year out. Trading veterans is one thing that NH has done along the way to build up the vast hole that was left in the minors and that is a great plan. Signing high ceiling draft picks is also part of the plan and I'm all for that too along with youngsters from the DR or anywhere else in the world. But please DO NOT deviate from the plan just to finish at .500 or to win a weak division (highly unlikely, I know). Stay the course and trade when it makes since like a Maholm, Karstens, Correia, relievers (even named Hanrahan), and veterans like Overbay, or Jones. We've come too far now to just throw away the plan - Stay the Course and start marketing to those free agents that this is the place to be in the future if you want to be part of the Championship Hall of Fame called Pittsburgh.