Originally Posted by Edman
Payroll isn't the issue with the Pirates. The Front Office just stinks.
The Brewers and Tigers built up their teams to contend, and as preiously mentioned, The Twins and Athletics compete despite low payrolls. The best Pirates ever do is shell out dough for over the hill veterans, run a terrible farm system, and waste draft picks on pitchers who turn out to be busts.
I bet you Moskos doesn't even make the effing team. We pass up a talent like Weiters for another pitcher. It's just as laughable as the Chris Shelton debacle.
Terrible farm system? They happen to have a team that hasn't missed the playoffs in 4 years possibly going on 5 in AA. They happen to be the Altoona Curve. No other team in there league has ever accomplished this except maybe Akron.