Pirates Notebook: Cardinals and Astros go nuts signing picks

Often there’s a certain group of Pittsburgh Pirates fans who remind me of Randy Quaid’s character in Major League II (I think I’ve seen Pat at WHYGAVS refer to them as the Tin Foil crowd). I realize that there’s a lot to complain about in 16, going on 17 losing seasons, but it gets to the point where the complaining becomes ridiculous. I’m not talking about this type of complaining… No, the...

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Pirates Notebook: Penguins show what is wrong with the Pirates

In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Penguins winning their first Stanley Cup since 1992 (which was the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season) I’ve noticed a lot of people wondering why the Pirates can’t compete in a city where the other two professional sports teams are currently champions. A few of the common complaints I’ve noticed: -The Penguins actually pursue free agents (Fedotenko, Satan)-Rather...

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2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Tracker

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2009 Pirates Preview: Top 30 Prospects

The most telling thing about any 2009 prospect list you see for the Pirates is easily the amount of players on the list who have been acquired since Dave Littlefield left. Nothing speaks more as to why we’re in the situation we are in than looking at the poor draft history of this team, and imagining the weak farm system before 2008 that didn’t include half of the prospects on my list. My list includes pretty much the same...

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