I understand your thoughts here, but IMO, even without the front office having to say it, I believe you have to start with pitching and when you have the opportunity to get the best pitcher in the draft or what's probably the third of four best hitters in the draft you take the pitcher every time. I think most people are a little too worried about the hitters coming up in the system. Having a stockpile of good young arms gives a lot of chips to work with in trades to acquire some bats down the line. It's not like there's no bats in our system, it'd just be good to get a couple more, I get that. At some point we're going to have to add free-agents to the equation, you'll probably see some bats included in that. Even if Crow doesn't turn into an ace and and Smoak turns into an All-star 1b with 30 hrs a year, I'll still say you take the best pitcher over the best hitter...every time.