Comments on: Back When Things Went Right – Part Three http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/back-when-things-went-right-part-three-2.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:44:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/back-when-things-went-right-part-three-2.html#comment-6553 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 12:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9281#comment-6553 I’m always surprised at how low the ERA’s were during this generation of baseball. Does anyone know when the pitching mound was lowered, thereby greatly assisting the batter? After one read of this fine article, I don’t recall a Pirate pitcher’s ERA over 4.00 throughout the ’70s….I remember the Garner and (especially) Madlock trades, but I’m glad to have the chance to more fully put together the 1979 team.

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By: Jerry Green http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/back-when-things-went-right-part-three-2.html#comment-6550 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9281#comment-6550 Great article, I think it shows why having a great farm system built through the draft/international signings is more important than trades. Also, it reminded me of these articles from Baseball Prospectus a few years ago about some of the best and worst trades in team history (subscription required):

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2249

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2264

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