The Seven Deadly Sins Of the Trade Deadline: Sloth

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. --Proverbs 19:15

For each those that deal with Gluttony and Lust those full of slothfulness who become their prey. Some of whom are willing to forego the remainder of the season and focus on the future and some of whom are the epitome of what a sloth is. The Pirates are Sloth.

The quote used above might as well be the Pirates new motto as if anyone is in a deep sleep its the Pittsburgh Pirates. After this season, when they finish another season under .500, they will set a new major league futility mark for the most consecutive seasons below .500. And so the Pirates feed the beasts year after year. They trade their entire outfield+ within a calendar year. They trade their middle infield, a former member of their rotation, their 1B, etc. etc. Everybody is open at the Pirates tag sale.

And of course there is their draft pedigree which has already been chronicled. By never drafting anyone of value the Pirates sink it the abyss of trading their valid MLB players for future hope. But by drafting poorly year after year they wind up in this terrific cycle of ineptitude.

Finally if there is a fan who suffers it is the Pirates fan. At no point this decade have they put a squad together with a legitimate chance. There is no point in going to their beautiful stadium to watch their Triple A squad lose constantly. There is no point in being anything other than slothful with regards to the Pittsburgh Pirates, because they them selves just mirror the front office.

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