... But at least they're not the Royals. I have no idea who Larry Dobrow is, but I'm reading him from now on. Here's the Pirates blurb on his latest offseason winners/losers article, but you should read it all.
Marquee addition Sean Casey might be the nicest fella on the planet. He might always have a kind word for friends and strangers alike. He might spend his off days darning booties for floppy-eared puppies orphaned by Hurricane Katrina. On the field, however, he's not -- what's the word I'm looking for? -- good. Franchises that factor personality into their player evaluations tend to be the ones for which 80 wins seems as unattainable as Shakira.