Andrew McCutchen's Bondsian path
And other reasons to be excited about the upstart Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates got a rare turn in the spotlight last week. In picking UCLA starting pitcher Gerrit Cole first overall in the amateur draft, the Bucs gave the baseball world a chance to imagine the hulking, 6-foot-4 right-hander anchoring a winning rotation. A half-decade from now, Cole and last year's highly-touted high school phenoms Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie could lead one of the best pitching staffs in the game.
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