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Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

Andrew McCutchen, once one of the MLB's best players, is hitting just .212 this year, well below his career average of .290. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer
May 16, 2017

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...

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

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will need to revert to MVP form in order for the Pirates to make the playoffs in 2016. (TNS)
June 28, 2016

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....

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