John Russell Says Anything Less than Playoffs Is Unacceptable
1/29/10 in MLB
Okay, everyone take a deep breath, check out the link, and try not to pee your pants laughing. John Russell says that starting this year, anything less than the playoffs for the Pirates would be considered a failure. They think they have an improving farm system...but while they have some bright prospects, they were ranked overall #16 out of 30 MLB teams for their whole farm system. They think they have more depth...okay, if you consider Ryan Church and Bobby Crosby to be "depth."
Paul Maholm says if this actually happens "In September, this place will be crazy. ... They'll embrace us as they have the Steelers and the Penguins." I personally have never seen a bigger IF!