NL Central Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

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Manager: Clint Hurdle Projected Record: 88-74 While nobody was paying attention, the Pirates very suddenly became a veteran team. The once charming Bucs who finally broke through, had a winning record, and made the playoffs now has a wealth of experience to draw from.  Not to mention talent.  Although they’ve lost some Continue reading NL Central Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

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Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Theo Epstein is building the organization is a bit overwhelming.  Continue reading False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The 2013 Pirates finally broke through and made the playoffs.  After flirting with contention through July in 2011 and 2012, that next step was critical in the development of the franchise, and Clint Hurdle‘s job security.  There is no reason to think the Pirates can’t duplicate their success in 2014 Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates