Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh Pirates
Over there, off in the distance, could it be ... a light?
Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have a really nice ballpark.
Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 64-98, sixth place
Current record: 56-91, sixth place
The Pirates racked up their 17th consecutive losing season for a very simple reason: They have very few difference-making players.To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Pirates and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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Insider and Baseball Prospectus now ask: What went wrong for each MLB team, and what may the future hold? We'll be covering the playoff teams as they're eliminated, and finish off with what the World Series champs need to do to improve (hey, there's always something).