Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)
I just cannot wrap my head around the logic that acquiring Justin Morneau, Marlon Byrd, and John Buck means the Pirates are "ALL IN" and "exciting the fanbase". They are solid additions, nothing more, possibly less.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."