If the Bucs DO become buyers….
…Who would they buy? That’s the question.
Looking at comments Neal Huntington has made and considering the Pirates’ overall situation, I’d suggest the following:
1. They can take on salary, and will likely look to do that, rather than shed elite prospects. Neal has said repeatedly that he is looking to build a long-term “championship caliber” team, and that for a market the size of Pittsburgh, the resources will come internally. He is as excited as anyone about the Pirates’ resurgence this year and he wants to seize the opportunity, I am sure; but I don’t think he’s ready to mortgage the future quite yet.