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How does David Littlefield still have a job?

I'm a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, been there my whole life. I cannot watch this kind of wreched baseball anymore. For the past 14 (soon to be 15) seasons, I have sat in utter amazement as to why this team cannot win. Here's a stat for everyone: during the past 15 years, every other team in Major League Baseball has posted a .500 record or better except for the Pirates and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Even the Kansas City Royals and Washington Nationals (Montreal Expos) have had winning seasons! I'm beyond comprehension as to how a GM who's been on the job for the past 6 and a half seasons cannot draft a decent player, sign a decent free agent, or put together a decent team. This is completely insane! There are better guys (and in the case of Kim Ng in Los Angeles, women) that can get the job done in the front office! In fact, Littlefield makes his predecessor, Cam Bonifay, look like Branch Rickey!

Asked By: Snoop - 6/29/2007
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Don't know what to tell you other than the owners are not committed to winning there.
Answered By: ops_1 - 6/29/2007
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I feel for you. Pittsburgh is a great baseball town, great ballpark. You figured that they would have a great minor league system since they pick so high in the draft each year... More
Answered By: rio r - 6/29/2007
 
I thought the Brewers were in on that run of futility, but no -- they just squeaked to a .500 record (81-81) in 2005. Still not a WINNING record, but the Brew Crew does have one breakeven mixed in the last decade and a half.
Answered By: Chipmaker - 6/29/2007
 
If the Pirates owners were committed to winning, Littlefield would have been out of a job a long time ago. The owners DO NOT care what kind of record the team has as long as they are getting that revenue sharing money and decent attendance to line their pockets with. Until MLB mandates that the Pirates owners spend... More
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Answered By: P.I. Stingray - 6/29/2007
 
Good question. Littlefield and Bonifay are/were bad general managers. Too bad they didn't snatch up Allan Baird (KC Royals GM/protege of Braves GM John Schierholtz) when they had the chance. There is supposed to be a walk-out of fans during today's game in Pittsburgh who are sick of the losing. Some of it isn't... More
Answered By: stove611 - 6/30/2007
 
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