And what can be done at this point?
If we stop going to games, the team will move from the area. If we keep going to games, that enables management to keep on trading.
Can't the league step in and help?
Even a little?
Does anybody in management understand the concept of building a team?
It's the fans who are paying the bills (buying game tickets, memorabilia, etc.), so shouldn't we have a say in how our money is being spent? Or on who makes the decisions on how to spend our money? Shouldn't we have the right to vote out management if we believe their managing strategies leave something to be desired?
For the last 17 years?
The Pirates are on a pace for a major league-record 17th consecutive losing season.