At the start of the year I ran a few polls, asking for over/under predictions on several key topics for the 2012 Pirates season. Now that the season is over, I thought it would be a good time to look back and see the results of some of those key story lines.
Pedro Alvarez Home Runs
Remember back at the start of the season when people wanted to send Pedro Alvarez to Triple-A? Almost two thirds of voters had Alvarez hitting 20 or fewer homers this year. He surpassed that total, although he was a bit streaky throughout the year.
Erik Bedard Starts
This is what I said in the original article:
It's not really a question of how good Erik Bedard will be. It's more a question of how long he will stay healthy. He made 24 starts last year, but hasn't made more than 15 from 2008-2010. How many will he make for the Pirates?
Turns out, it was a question of how good Bedard would be. He made 24 starts, which was exactly matchin...
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