Comments on: Huntington's Trades and My Golf Game Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:04:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Randy Linville Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:07:37 +0000 I said ‘call me what you will.’ So, I suppose that leaves me open to being called an idiot.
But I think you missed what I was trying to say. My point isn’t that the recent batch of trades improves the time now, in the short term. Of course it doesn’t. But I think that it does signficantly improve the organization as a whole. Neal Huntington busted up the talent from a last place team. It would have been unimaginable for them to pull themselves into contention in the second half of 2009.
So, instead of the possibility of being decent next year by acquiring some patchwork vets and hoping for the best as has been done without success for the better part of a decade, Huntington sacrificed all hope for the next year or two in the hopes that the team would be better than decent three or four years from now. He is thinking long term and I agree with him in that regard.

By: Anonymous Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:00:22 +0000 You’re an idiot. Anyone that thinks any of the moves made in any way improves the team is full of crap or deluding themselves.