Cedeno -- Better Than You Think

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, enough to make it possible to write about what went right and what went wrong.  The previous few years, it was only possible to write about what went wrong and what went wronger.  So let’s start off with the good news.  That way, if you can’t take it, you can skip the next part, sort of like pretending the season ended in July.

The Defense

With useful, if not necessarily definitive, defensive statistics becoming available, there have been times recently when teams have made dram...

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