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Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pittsburgh Pirates — one of the most unsuccessful teams in sports until recent years — are officially stuck in mediocrity. From 1993-2012, the Pirates suffered an unprecedented 20 consecutive losing seasons. The streak marked the longest of any professional team in the United States’ fo...

Pirates need help from McCutchen, pitching prospects to make second-half surge

Pirates need help from McCutchen, pitching prospects to make second-half surge

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

June 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pittsburgh Pirates have struck out with their pitching staff in 2016. Between injuries and underwhelming performances, the Pirates’ starting rotation is not working out, and it’s time for a change. The Pirates are in desperate need of a spark, and their top three pitching prospects can infuse t...

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