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Old 02-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #17
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Default Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy

I agree with you, Dave. You make some great points. Player development is a key aspect of building a successful franchise. The biggest evidence of the Pirates payer development is that they end up trading all their young stars away, or they leave for more $. It's really a tragedy for the fans to watch. Everyone gets excited for the next player to perform well at the big league level, and when they do, that player ends up leaving.

I don't know what it's going to take to turn that around. New ownership or not. But I tend to agree that it will be the same old Bucs until that changes. I think that ownership sees that it is doing something positive due to the winning portions of the last 2 seasons. They can use that point as to defend themselves.. what do you think?
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