About every other month or so for the last three years, a member of the Pittsburgh media has asked Pirates general manager Neal Huntington what amounts to the same question:

“How are you ever going to get to a point where you’re going to spend more money?”

Usually, Huntington responds with a version of his answer that goes along the lines of:

“We need to put a winning baseball team on the field that more people will want to see, and when that happens, we’ll re-invest the additional profits that come along with it.”

A lot of the media, some ignorantly and some maliciously, interpret that as Huntington blaming the fans. He’s not. He’s just acknowledging the reality of his potential revenue streams. The only way he’s going to get more money to spend is if the team makes more money...

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