The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season begins on Monday when the Pirates take on the Cubs. To prepare for the start of the year, I’ll be previewing all of the position groups on the Opening Day roster. Here are the previews we have so far.
The Pirates Rotation Has Some Red Flags, But Still Projects to Carry the Team
The Pirates Won't Have to Wait For Gregory Polanco to Have a Top Outfield - READING
Pirates Will Once Again Have Strong Infield Defense and Offensive Questions
The Pirates are Returning a Bullpen That Was One of the Best in Baseball
The Pirates Have a Bench That Can't Hit Right-Handers
The Pirates had one of the best outfields in baseball last year, combining for a 13.1 WAR, which ranked third in baseball, and was the best group in the National League. A big reason for this was Andrew McCutchen, who won the MVP award and had an 8.2 WAR. Starling Marte's 4.6 WAR also helped. Both players will be returning this year, and at their ages, it's possible that they co...
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