April 2, 2006

A MAN, A PLAN, JOE RANDA?:

After 13 lost years, what, if any, plan do the Pirates have to win again? (Dejan Kovacevic, April 02, 2006, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

In a not-so-flattering way, the 120th edition of the Pittsburgh Baseball Club that takes the field tomorrow in Milwaukee will look not terribly different than so many others from the past decade.

There will be some very young players, others very old. Some who offer hope for the future, others who could be shipped off to contenders by the trade deadline.

A little of this, a little of that, and not much by way of definition.

Because of that, to some, the Pirates will continue to look like a team without a vision, without a plan.

Is that the case, though?

General manager Dave Littlefield, the man responsible for all baseball matters, is adamant there is a clear view of what he wants to achieve and how.


It'd be easier to believe there was a plan were they not giving at-bats to sean Casey, Joe Randa and Jeromy Burnitz.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2006 12:27 PM
Comments

Your Joe Randa hatred makes me uncomfortable.

Posted by: Pepys at April 2, 2006 7:28 PM
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