Chicago's unknown farm team

Pirates turn into feeder for contenders

Originally Published: May 21, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

Jack Wilson has been a Pittsburgh Pirate for going on nine years, which could be considered cruel and unusual punishment if not for the fact he's earned about $30 million in that span.

Still, from a competitive standpoint, playing for the Pirates is akin to running for president as a libertarian; you have no chance. Rooting for the Pirates is a form of torture that should be outlawed under the Geneva Convention (the Three Rivers clause?). Next time the CIA wants to break a suspect, ...

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