Bob Nutting announces the firing of Dave Littlefield - Andy Starnes, Post-GazetteFirst of all, a disclaimer. There will be no new information in this post. Everything I am about to share has been written somewhere else, either in print or on the internet.
I do not bring up this topic very often in my writing. Frankly, it bores me. But I find it somewhat annoying that anytime Bob Nutting is mentioned, the “fact” that he is making a large profit as the Pirates owner is casually added. As if it is a proven truth.
Clearly, he is making significant money from the team.
He has to be in the business for the profits and nothing else.
If you don’t trust Nutting, that’s fine. I’m not sure I completely trust him myself. But let’s knock him for things we know for certain (such as approving the Matt Morris trade), not for commonly accepted “realities” that are unsubstantiated and, honestly, don’t make a whole lot of sense. Let’s look at some actual facts, as reported by Dejan Kovacevic...
Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.