Baseball commissioner Bud Selig strenuously denied that the Pittsburgh Pirates were emphasizing profits over victories, and said the idea that the franchise ownership was pocketing revenue was \"economic myth.\"
\"I know how painful this is for the fans in Pittsburgh,\" Selig said in an extensive interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. \"But, in watching this management team the past couple of years and how aggressive they\'ve been and how they\'re restocking the farm system, that\'s where they had to start. And if they weren\'t doing it, you\'d hear from me.\"
They traded good players for garbage. If you are stocking the farm system with garbage, what\'s the point?