Comments on: The Pirates have money to spend Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jon Williams Sat, 26 Sep 2009 13:44:50 +0000 Nice article. I think the Pirates would be better off pursuing one standout bat than committing years and dollars to a nice maybe like Ankiel. Now, they probably can't get that bat in free agency, they just don't have the appeal. But they might pull it off via trade. The Bucs have certainly built up the depth to do something like that.