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No Win(d)s For The Pirates’ Ship

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

You need to walk before you can run; you need to grow wings before you can fly; and, in the case of the Pittsburgh Pirates, you need wind before you can sail.

Nate McLouth, Pittsburgh's lone All-Star representative in 2008, was traded to Atlanta last Wednesday. The Pirates' GM, Neal Huntington, recently explained his rationale for the trade to season ticket holders in an e-mail: "Tough decisions are not always popular. However, we have a singular focus on our goal of building an organization that can consistently compete for championships, not simply finish above .500."

That's honorable enough, but considering the team hasn't finished over .500 since 1992, I think most of those season ticket holders would settle for "...

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