In previous years, I always opened the season with an article titled "[Number] Things to Watch For in [Year]." The number would always coincide with the consecutive losing streak. If the Pirates had lost 17 years in a row going into a season, then the number that year would be 18. And of course the year was the upcoming season. In the early years during the rebuild, the point of the article was to highlight things to watch for as the Pirates inevitably headed to another losing season. A lot of these things ended up being the progression of prospects through the system, rather than something to follow on the Major League level.

Now that the losing streak is over, I thought about continuing this trend, only by using the winning streak. Technically, one winning season isn't a winning strea...

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