Normally this is the time of the season where we'd look back at the beginning of the season and determine what went wrong.  To do this, I'd take a look at my pre-season preview article, and provide an update on each topic.  That usually gave a good idea as to what went wrong with the team.  That wasn't the case this year.

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished off their first half with a huge win over the Chicago Cubs yesterday, winning 9-1 to move to 47-43 on the season.  To put that in perspective, they didn't win game number 47 until September 7th last year.  The Pirates currently sit a game back in the NL Central, trailing the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Rather than looking at the veterans the Pirates will be trading away, Pirates fans are looking for the veterans that ...

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