Courtesy of isportsweb.com
Kevin McLatchy did not help the Pirates during his reign as majority owner, but Dave Littlefield butchered the Pirates in his reign as General Manager from 2001 to 2007.
Littlefield is notorious for awful personnel decisions in the draft, and through trades.
He traded players such as Aramis Ramirez, Chris Young, Jason Schmidt, Brian Giles, and managed to lose Jose Bautista in the 2003 Rule 5 draft.
Littlefield also passed over several players in the draft because of signability issues. He took Daniel Moskos over top hitting prospect Matt Wieters. He also took Bryan Bullington over guys like Prince Fielder, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke.
Andrew McCutchen, Paul Maholm and Neil Walker were all drafted under Littlefield, but that does not soften the damage Littlefield did to the Pirate franchise.
He not only cut payroll as instructed, he lost a ton of talent in the process.
Whether you like Neil Huntingdon or not, fans should be happy Littlefield is no longer calling the shots.