To put it nicely, the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpen was a disaster. That's not exactly nice, but it's probably the nicest way to describe what happened. Players under-performed, then went on to other teams to look lights out (Jason Grilli, Bryan Morris). The team excelled in previous years with reclamation projects, but didn't find that same magic for most of the 2014 season (Ernesto Frieri). Mark Melancon and Tony Watson were two of the best relievers in baseball, and Jared Hughes had a surprising season, but the rest of the bullpen was disappointing.

It seemed like the Pirates would have a lot of openings and a lot of competition for the 2015 bullpen at the end of last season. That's almost a given after a season like we just saw. And the bullpen will have some roster competition, ...

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