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July 2, 2009 1:29 pm

Prospectus Today: Whining

55

Joe Sheehan

Breaking up the Pirates to end the losing should not be cause for maudlin laments about what's been lost.

One of the more arrogant positions I hold is the idea that just because you have or had the talent to be a major league player, it doesn't necessarily follow that you have the talent to evaluate players. You can extend this to "have the talent to evaluate teams" or any number of ideas that require a grasp of analysis, both skills and statistical. It's the difference between being an airline pilot and being an airline mechanic-both jobs are critical for keeping a plane in the air, but they're not interchangeable in any meaningful way, and they require competely different abilities. It's not an insult to say that a pilot probably couldn't fix an engine, and it's not an insult to say a shortstop probably couldn't run a roster.

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July 1, 2009 2:17 pm

Transaction of the Day: Rebooting the Pirates

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Christina Kahrl

Some timbers get shivered as new Bucs suit up and old Bucs get recycled by other crews.

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