View Full Version : Pirates GM Dave Littlefield Fired

Mr. White Sox
09-07-2007, 12:19 PM
Looks like the Cubs will have to look for a new club to use as their farm system.

Per Rotoworld:
Pirates fired GM Dave Littlefield.
That Littlefield lasted more than six years in his role despite such an awful track record is just another black mark against the organization. Littlefield did make some fine trades -- Jason Bay and Oliver Perez for Brian Giles will go down as his crowning achievement -- but the Pirates were terrible in both free agency and the draft under his command. Also, their roster management has been as poor as anyone's. The Pirates desperately need to start over, and that probably means letting Jim Tracy go, too. Director of player development Brian Graham will take over as the interim GM, but he shouldn't have a chance at the permanent job.

Chicken Dinner
09-07-2007, 12:23 PM
Good to see GM's getting whacked before managers.

09-07-2007, 12:31 PM
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"This is troubling"

09-07-2007, 01:03 PM
For the few Pirates fans remaining, there is a God!:o:

I wish that I could hang onto my job with that level of incompetence.

09-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Good to see GM's getting whacked before managers.

In fairness to Littlefield he could only do so much with Kevin McClatchy as his boss. McClatchy fired himself a couple of months ago.

This is how bad the Pirates situation is. KDKA their broadcast home since the 20's dumped them this year.

How can a team be non competive in the NL Central??????