Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh Pirates

Forgive fans for being skeptical, but a legitimate plan is in place

Originally Published: September 15, 2010
ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesJose Tabata is one of the young pieces giving the Pirates some hope.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

Now, it's time to kiss the Pittsburgh Pirates goodbye.