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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Preview

Can Bucs take next step and win NL Central in 2014?
A solid core group of players is in place for at least the next few years. The Pirates also have a strong farm system. However, the team failed to make any splashy moves over the winter, declining to build on the momentum it gained last season and improve a roster weakened by the free-agent losses.

The Pirates want to prove themselves again in 2014. Last year, they ended a string of 20 consecutive losing seasons — the longest in major North American professional team sports history — and also reached the postseason for the first time since 1992.

2013 Baseball Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Is the year the Pirates break their streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons?
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<p> Making a run at the postseason might be a stretch — even in the era of the second wild card — but a winning record appears to be a realistic goal in Pittsburgh.</p>

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Preview

After a tease with success last year, Pirates believe they can compete
<p> The Pittsburgh Pirates want to stretch four months of feel-good baseball into six months this season. And they believe they can go the distance this season.</p>

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