I don't care about payroll.

That might come as a surprise to some. We have a lot of pages on the site dedicated to tracking the payroll of the team. I point out what I think the Pirates could afford to spend. But the truth about that is, a lot of people care about payroll. And I'm in the business of providing information on a subject that a lot of people care about. As for my own personal beliefs?

I don't care about payroll.

In a lot of cases, this draws some outrage from people who get mad over the fact that I don't get mad that the Pirates aren't spending X amount of dollars. I don't look at a baseball team in terms of payroll. I look at a baseball team in terms of the quality of the team, and the quality of the individual players. It's hard to separate this from payroll, becaus...

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