Watching the team flounder around since the trade deadline has certainly been frustrating, even if you like the trades the team made. How do you quantify how frustrating things have been? Even John Russell is admitting it:
John Russell saying, "It gets frustrating," is like a less stoic person saying, "I am so g$#@)%) m$%*$#$#^* pissed that I want to shoot something."
"It gets frustrating, no doubt," he said. "But we as a staff can't get lost in the frustration. We knew what we were getting into."
So did general manager Neal Huntington.
"The general manager wants to win, I know that," Russell said. "And we're going to do it. It's going to be fun in Pittsburgh for a long time. We have to have that vision. And we have to stay with the process."