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One Year Ago: Alvarez Provides Hope For the Future?

One Year Ago: Alvarez Provides Hope For the Future?

One year ago today we were fresh off of a walk off homer by Alvarez.

One year ago today the Pittsburgh Pirates were 39-71.  Yet Pirates fans were all buzzing about this moment from the night before.  When Pedro Alvarez launched the walk off shot that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 win against the Colorado Rockies, it provided hope in the middle of a hopeless season.

Ever since he was drafted, Alvarez has been hailed as the future of the Pirates' franchise.  The Pirates have some talented players, such as Jose Tabata, Neil Walker, and a potential star in Andrew McCutchen.  However, out of that group, only Alvarez has the potential to be an impact bat.  A guy who can win it with one swing.  The walk off homer for Alvarez was especially encouraging because it was his third homer in ...

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