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First Pitch: The Best Outfield in Baseball, and Maybe Eventually the Best Rotation?

First Pitch: The Best Outfield in Baseball, and Maybe Eventually the Best Rotation?

For the last year, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been looking forward to the "Dream Outfield" of Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco. McCutchen was already an MVP, Marte was quietly becoming an annual 4-5 WAR player, and I think Polanco has the upside to eventually be the best of the group. That combination looked like it could be the best outfield in baseball in the not too distant future.

One year later, it seems the rest of baseball is starting to take notice. That's something that happens when the outfielders post the second best combined WAR in baseball, and the best in the NL (and that was without much production from Polanco). The debate this off-season has been whether the Pirates or the Marlins have the best outfield in the game. I may be a bit biased here in s...

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