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Old 10-01-2012, 03:49 PM
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Default Pirates: 20 straight years of losing seasons

Clinched it with loss 82 last night:

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=320930123

Sad, considering how well they were doing early in the season.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:05 PM
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They're pretty good in MLB 12: The Show, though. I play with them quite often online.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:25 PM
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I don't know what to think of them anymore. They started out pretty strong last year too. It's kinda scary for Pittsburgh fans with the ownership they have. I don't know McCutchens contract but I seriously doubt he stays in Pittsburgh.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:36 PM
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I don't know what to think of them anymore. They started out pretty strong last year too. It's kinda scary for Pittsburgh fans with the ownership they have. I don't know McCutchens contract but I seriously doubt he stays in Pittsburgh.
I think he signed a long deal with them actually that keeps him around there for a while past when he would have otherwise become a FA.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:44 PM
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I think he signed a long deal with them actually that keeps him around there for a while past when he would have otherwise become a FA.
He signed a six year extension back in May I think and said that he signed it because he felt that Pittsburgh was close to building a winner and he wanted to be around when that happened. It is certainly a good sentiment and I HOPE it is true. I would love to see Pittsburgh starting dominating the NL Central.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:45 PM
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I don't know what to think of them anymore. They started out pretty strong last year too. It's kinda scary for Pittsburgh fans with the ownership they have. I don't know McCutchens contract but I seriously doubt he stays in Pittsburgh.
Don't worry about them, I'm sure they will be able to draft and develop another 24 productive Major League players, because I have been told numerous times that all teams need to do to win is stink for a years, stock up on prospects (who never fail, of course!!!) and sit back and count the championships. Works. Every. Time.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:11 PM
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Don't worry about them, I'm sure they will be able to draft and develop another 24 productive Major League players, because I have been told numerous times that all teams need to do to win is stink for a years, stock up on prospects (who never fail, of course!!!) and sit back and count the championships. Works. Every. Time.
You're correct. It just takes some teams years and others decades to make it happen, but eventually it does happen.

Did I say years and decades? I'm sorry, I also meant to also say "a century or two."
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:18 PM
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Too bad. I was hoping that they'd finally have a winning season this year.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:39 PM
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Don't worry about them, I'm sure they will be able to draft and develop another 24 productive Major League players, because I have been told numerous times that all teams need to do to win is stink for a years, stock up on prospects (who never fail, of course!!!) and sit back and count the championships. Works. Every. Time.
Talent wins games. Sometimes you buy that talent. Sometimes you trade for it and sometimes you even draft it and then develop it. To be successful over the long haul, you need a balanced approach.
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