Two links for the day to national articles that mention the Pirates:
–Jayson Stark at ESPN has a list of the All-Underrated Team in Major League Baseball. Stark lists Andrew McCutchen as the most underrated center fielder, pointing out that McCutchen led all full-time center fielders in on-base percentage, runs created, and was one of three center fielders with 15+ homers and 30+ steals (Shane Victorino and Drew Stubbs were the other two).
-Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has the top 10 prospects at each position to look forward to. The only Pirates prospect to make the list was Jameson Taillon, who came in at sixth for the right handed pitching rankings, behind Jeremy Hellickson, Julio Teheran, Kyle Drabek, Michael Pineda, and Jacob Turner.