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Fixing the Pittsburgh Pirates: Robert Whitmer’s Five Point Strategy Plan

Wednesday, Nov.21/2012

Robert Whitmer (Baseball Writer)

So we have a dilemma in this 5-point series. We have a team here that, for the past two years has been in first place at the all-star break and ended up with a losing record. Do they really need a change in the team or do they just need to grow up a little bit and stay consistent through the final 3 months of the season? The first thing that you have to look at is the line-up. Does this crew have the ability to maintain after getting the start that it has the past couple of years? I think with some minor changes the Pittsburgh Pirates from perennial losers to World Series contenders.

On http://www.MLB.com the depth chart for the Pirates shows a couple of areas that they need to upgrade in.  With a total payroll of about $65 million, they have money to spend on free agents that can assist them in accomplishing their goals.  The following five points are designed to provide the pirates with a fix to win now.  I firmly believe that they are on the right track in their minor leagues to sustain their future. Read the rest of this entry

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