Comments on: Are We There Yet? Part Four Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:39:00 +0000 I can’t understand when you stated in a reply to my post after the 2nd article that this system was not years away from being a top farm system.

Again, I am not being critical, it is just that the Pirates have focused on pitching (rightly so) so much that the position players have suffered.

Clearly it will take years more for this to become a mature system that has quality players throughout at every position.

The 15 years of neglect has crippled the minors far more than some people realize.

It is nice to focus on the top ten but they have just layed the foundation, there is a lot more building to be done, lets just hope that the Pirates always place great importance on the minors and never let it fall into the state that was in ’07.

Thank you for your contributions to this site it is important that the Pirates know that the fans are paying attention to this aspect of the club not just the MLB team.