Wilbur Miller

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    Pirates Set to Downgrade 90-Loss Team

    The Pirates in 2011 improved from 105 losses to 90, certainly a significant step forward even though they remain a bad team.  With the playoffs still underway, however, they’ve made it clear that they intend to move quickly backward toward another 100-odd losses in 2012.  It’s long been known that they don’t...

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    What Went Right in 2011

    The 2011 campaign is over and the Pirates have another losing season in the books.  That’s . . . how many in a row?  I dunno, some really large number.  It’s like having ants at your picnic and wondering exactly how many there are.  At least this year was a little different,...

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    What Went Wrong in 2011

    You can’t lose 90 games without a lot of things going wrong.  In the case of the 2011 Pirates, there were some problems that were different, at least for their current front office, and some that were grindingly, depressingly the same.  There were also some problems that maybe had a silver lining. ...

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    Altoona Misses Chance for Sweep

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    Are We There Yet? Part Four

    This is the last installment of the comparison of the Pirates’ farm system as it stood at the beginning of 2007 and 2012. This part covers the low A teams, Hickory in 2007 and West Virginia in 2012. Also See: Part One, Part Two, Part Three Catcher 2007: Kris Watts 2012: Samuel...

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    Irwin, Curve Continue Dominance Over Bowie Bats

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    McPherson, Curve Stifle Bowie

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    McKechnie Park Effects — Some Context

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    Pribanic Shuts Down Bowie

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    Are We There Yet? Part Three

    The comparison between the 2007 and projected 2012 farm system continues at the high A level. Breaking a farm system down into players who are prospects and those who aren’t gets a little harder once you’re talking about class A teams, because at that level nearly everybody is a prospect to some...