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Pirates need to make big splash for continued success

The Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits an RBI double in the first inning against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami. The Pirates won, 7-2. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

Small-market teams like the Pirates acquire prospects or undervalued players through strong drafts and savvy trades. But sustaining their place at the top isn’t always a home run. A core of young, cheap and talented players fuel the Pittsburgh Pirates and have turned the Bucs into a serious contender...

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