Are you worried about the future of baseball in Pittsburgh?
Not whether or not games will be played, mind you; I'm more concerned with the quality of the on-field product. PNC Park ensures that we'll have a team of some kind for the forseeable future, but will it produce any results?
It's not exactly a new question, but it's one worth repeating.
The Pirates are committed---for now, at least---to a core of young, mediocre players. We've heard it over and over again: The vast majority of our 25-man roster is locked up through the 2009 season. The more I watch these guys, though, the more I start to worry. Do I seriously have to watch Jack Wilson for two and a half more years?
I'd bought into Dave Littlefield's plan, and while I didn't expect much success in 2007, I certainly didn't see ...