Who's the face of the Pirates?

If that sort of figurative, unanswerable question appeals to you, it's a heck of a debate as we pass the midpoint of the 2018 season.

If I had to wager a guess, I'd say the team hoped it would be Josh Bell at this juncture. That day might still come, but Bell's second full season in the majors hasn't produced a lot of optimism for his potential development into an above-average big-leaguer. The young man has all the intangibles -- personality, intelligence, physique -- but precious little tangible output as of yet.

If we're talking most consistent performer, the face of the Pirates probably belongs to Starling Marte. There might be some problematic marketing implications inherent to that arrangement, considering last year's run-in with MLB drug testi...

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