Logic says it's going to take a while, but the Pirates have put a plan in place that focuses on the type of ground-floor, foundation-building moves that will have an enduring effect.
Luis Gonzalez continues to seek employment. Time will tell if the 40-year-old outfielder gets another opportunity to play.
While having a cannon for an arm helps, it takes more than having a hose to rank among the elite outfield throwers in the game.
Among the young right fielders in the NL, Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur has the skills to become a big-time run producer for years to come.