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 Post subject: Something that has been bugging me...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:40 am 
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The Pirates owners/management have been preaching about building the team through the system. I get that. They keep bringing up three teams that they are "modeling" their strategy on...the Twins, A's, and Rays. Now, since the explosion in payrolls that have taken place in the last 15 or so years, can anyone tell me exactly what any of these teams have done? Seriously, they have a combined ZERO World Series rings. Do you think teams in the NFL are saying..."Let's model our team after the Eagles. They make the playoffs every years so they must be doing something right!"

It's a little apples to oranges but it drives me nuts when they say these things.

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 Post subject: Re: Something that has been bugging me...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:13 am 
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Those teams have at least competed for a World Series win. Obviously we have not.

There is no strategy or model that guarantees a championship. Ask the Yankees about that.


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