Pirates not wanting to be Pirates Anymore...
Just curious on everyones thoughts about Sanchez and Wilson turning down extension and publicly saying they dont want to be in Pittsburgh any longer.
Also hear Ian Snell is in the minors now and they want him to be up with the Pirates and he refuses. Stating he was, "miserable and depressed to the point of suicide." Last time he was up... thats crazy.
Time to revolt on the Pirates
Well with Adam Laroche now traded for low to mid-level prospects the Pirates are really starting to be bottom feeders....I would be surprised that this team could beat a high ranked AA team or remain competative in AAA. They would struggle. It's obvious that players who have left our team do well for others.
I for one think MLB needs to dismantle the ownership, get rid of the tax that high salary teams pay small market teams and be done with the Pittsburgh Pirates. If an owner wants to purchase the Pirates and work under it's own salary structure and not receive the revenue sharing then fine. If the team becomes competative the money they would have got would be set in escrow and released. But only after having a winning season for 3 out of 5 what ever comes first. If they don't then they won't get it.
The fleecing of the City,State and the Fans is arguably one of the worst victimization in all of sports.
Yes you can protest by not going but if your living in Allegheny County your tax dollars are paying for that stadium. I would imagine there is a crime somewhere here.
I don't know how much the Pirates got this season but if I remember reading a Post-Gazette story two years or so the Pirates payroll for players was almost equal to what they got in return from revenue sharing.
I know there all types of arguments about this but honestly the situation is so dire that something needs to be done.
What people should do is not renew and boycott the rest of the season. Got to a Washington Wild Things game...take your money and drive to Altoona or Erie and I bet the amount dollars to dollars that by the time you went to the game and came home the AA game would be better and more fun and you still wouldn't have spent as much money as going to a Bucco's game!
Oh by the way ----Matt Capps---Freddy Sanchez---Jack Wilson and Garrett might all be gone by next week...You might even see Zack Duke sold......