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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #2

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #2

Question:
What do you think of the Pirates' performance at the Winter Meetings? How did we did we grade out as compared to the rest of the NL Central?
Bones from Honest Wagner:
Rather than putting on his clinic of mind-numbing stupidity usually scheduled for this time of year, DL simply did nothing. The inactivity wasn't intentional though, as DL began his publicized quest for a young lefty slugger by making an offer to 35-year-old RH Kevin Millar, who slugged .399 and .437 the last two years. Later in the week, the LaRochegate debacle revealed how few irons DL had in the fire. Once Schuerholz changed his mind at the last minute over Gonzo, DL was left stammering to the press, instead of proceeding with another deal to bring home any other version of Lefty McThump. While inactivity trumps DL's past atrocities, it's still failure, especially when DL had so many quality bargaining chips to dangle.
The rest of the division didn't do much at the Winter Meetings. The Astros and Brewers did...

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