wrveres wrote:the 2006 Pirates are going to be a fairly decent team.
they'll have a young staff with a lot of upside, a solid bullpen, and a couple of .300 hitting corner infielders to go along with Bay and Wilson
I know you have a closet affinity for my Pirates, but I don't know...I'm really tired of having optimism for these guys. Every year we bring in this guy or that, and then we're expected to be better.
Then every year we start out hot due to our decent pitching (which for whatever reason is always more advanced than opposing hitting to start the year), and then we continue to make expectations rise.
Then the bottom falls out, and we get blasted.
That deal blew chunks for Pittsburgh. Mackowiak was worth more than a guy that we gave up on 3 years ago and a guy CHW gave up on. He was valuable to a lot of teams because of his utility, so why couldn't we package him to another team for a real 3B? Youkilis or Mueller is not going to help this team either.
While I'm at it...if we give Mueller 13.5 million for 3 years I'm going to barf.