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Old 11-02-2011, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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Do you see anything happening next year with them? This season was nothing short of amazing before the break. Not so much afterward.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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Both St. Louis and Milwaukee will lose franchise players for next year, and La Russa will be gone. Don't see either Cincy or the Cubs improving themselves.

The only thing holding the Pirates back will be (in)consistency, IMHO.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Their young players like Andrew McCutcheon, Pedro Alvaraez, Jose Tabata, and Neil Walker need to continue to improve. Hopefully they can get the pitching to hold up for 162 games. The starting rotation started to tire around the 100 game mark. Thus, the Pirates ended up losing ninety games after being in first place in late July. That is what is called a freefall. The free agent market is weak this off season. Some of the potential players they may look to get are a bit older and are stop gap measures to help fill position needs. I predict an improvement over the 72-90 season that they just had. I think that the fact they were competetive for a good chunk of the season helped the team. Just as the fact that they fell apart the last two months will help them learn what it takes to maintain the same success through the Dog Days and down the stretch. I predict 78-80 wins. It is in 2013 where I expect them to make a move as some of their great young pitchers start to arrive in the bigs.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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teams need a few stars, and they need more solid veterans behind them.

we don't have anything near a star outside of mccutchen, and hes great but not a game changer.
and we just let go half of our veterans. we don't dropped our SS which we have no one decent to take over, 2 of our catchers..dont even think we have one left, and probably our best starting pitcher.
from a team that sucked.

so no, i dont think we will do much next year.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:39 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Number 20 here we come. It is a money maker the way it is. I don't think anyone in ownership has interest in having a competitive team here. It has been much too long and they are now the worst sports team in the US ever. That includes football, basketball and hockey. Lets just get number 20 out of the way and see if we can go for 25. My suggestion is become a Yankee's fan, so you have a team that is in the hunt pretty often. It would be a lot more fun.

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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Number 20 here we come. It is a money maker the way it is. I don't think anyone has interest in having a competitive team here. It has been much too long and they are now the worst sports team in the US ever. That includes football, basketball and hockey. Lets just get number 20 out of the way and see if we can go for 25. My suggestion is become a Yankee's fan, so you have a team that is in the hunt pretty often. It would be a lot more fun.
I dont how you can make that statement did you not see the sellout crowds at PNC before the wheels fell off?????

Fans are fustrated as hell if anything

If anything its Owership and Management whos not interested in winning theyve proven that over and over again...Its like Nuttings give a big F U to the fans as long as hes making profits...because if he did care he would admit he doesnt have the resources needed to make the Bucs a contender and just sell already.....
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:17 AM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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There I fixed my post. Also many of the sellouts were because other teams have traveling fans and many times the stadium was filled with the guests, which is nice for the city, but not so great for the Pirates.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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There I fixed my post. Also many of the sellouts were because other teams have traveling fans and many times the stadium was filled with the guests, which is nice for the city, but not so great for the Pirates.
That may have been true at the beginning, but nearest to the peak right before the break and the wheels came off Pirate fans started to far out number vistors i think only Phily and Boston fans out numbered Pirate fans at PNC
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:28 AM
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That may have been true at the beginning, but nearest to the peak right before the break and the wheels came off Pirate fans started to far out number vistors i think only Phily and Boston fans out numbered Pirate fans at PNC
To even be talking about a visiting team's fans outnumbering a home team says it all. We have the worst sports team in the country known as the Pittsburgh Pirates. The worst in all sports with no equal. Next year it will be an even 20 losing seasons. That is hard to do. Most of the big name players will leave. I know if I was a really good player I would be asking to be traded daily. Why waste a career with such a team that hasn't broken .500 in 19 years? When I was a kid the Pirates were great. Look up the stats of that team in the '70s. Now they are an embarrassment to our city.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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How sad and also infuriating that this once proud franchise, in existence since 1887, and winner of five World Series, has been reduced to a local and national joke by an inept, cheap, and greedy owner.
Mein Gott, the team of Wagner, Traynor, Clemente, Stargell, etc., is set to have it's 20th losing season in 2012 !
Until Nutting sells the team, which ain't happening anytime soon, the Pirates will continue to be a laughingstock in major league baseball.
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