Today’s First Pitch offers a discussion topic for the comment section:
Who gets the credit if the Pirates win in the next five years?
During Neal Huntington’s tenure, there was a lot of discussion about how many Dave Littlefield acquired players were on his winning teams from 2013-2015.
If Ben Cherington leads the Pirates to any kind of winning season in the next five years, it will inevitably include players that Huntington acquired.
My answer for 2013-15 was that Huntington got the credit for the winning teams in 2013-15, regardless of what Littlefield left in the system at the end of 2007. My answer for the future would be the same with Cherington getting the credit, regardless of the talent that Huntington left behind. But I know that hasn’t been an opinion that has been universally shared.
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