This is a link to a cracked.com articled about REAL pirates taking all sorts of people back then because of their pragmatic nature. They wanted to get monies and didn't care how or with who. As long everybody was on board and ready to disregard any moral obligation to get paid. It doesnt matter. Obviously we are post moneyball book and movie wise but when I read this(and take the facts for what they are worth at cracked.com aka who knows but its entertaining and sounds right) I find irony in the parallels Aj Burnett? Gaby Sanchez? Jason Grilli? Melancon? Travis Snider? Liriano? even Barmes. At some point somebody didnt want these dudes for reasons one or some other. but hey........ i like watching them a lot more then those Disney pirates.