It might not work out OK in the end, though. Either way, I'm reminded of how many pundits were so sure, just a few weeks ago, that of course Derek Jeter would never leave the Yankees. Something like that would be impossible.
Except it's really not impossible, and never was.
Let me put into perspective how bad things are for the Pirates—they haven’t been relevant since the 1992 National League Championship Series. The hard luck loser of Game seven was Doug Drabek. His son, Kyle, is now a prospect for Toronto.
That literally means a more effective way for the Pirates to rebuild would have been to take the 1992 team and put them out to stud.
Padres Acquire Maybin from Marlins http://bit.ly/djKFU3 #mlb