Originally Posted by Bestbank Tiger
How did the Royals get to be that bad for that long??
I saw something in the Post-Gazette saying the Pirates' problem is a horrible farm system. It gave a list of players developed by the Pirates who've hit 20+ homers in a season, and it was about as long as a list of French military victories.
Of course, it doesn't help that Pirates pitchers always suck, even if they do better everywhere else (ie Jason Schmidt).
bad owner, bad GM, bad manager. but mostly horrible owner.