An Open Letter to the Pittsburgh Pirates (update)
A few days ago I posted my open letter to the Pittsburgh Pirates. In that letter, I bemoaned the number of consecutive losing seasons that the Pirates have had and the sale or trading of any star players that the Pirates may have. Well, yesterday, the Pirates traded away yet more players (Freddy Sanchez, Jack Wilson, and Ian Snell). It is worth noting that Sanchez was one of the Pirates' two players in this year's All-Star game. In return, the Pirates got more young prospects who, I have little doubt, will be traded away if and when they become stars (or even moderately successful).
One more thing: The article that brought these trades to my attention reminded me that the Pirates are working on their 17th straight losing season, which would set a major league record for consecutive losing seasons.