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Part six in the hastily completed loosely affiliated compendium of posts you can refer to as the WHYGAVS Season Preview. Photoshop work by bwzimmerman.Neal Huntington has done good things for the Pirates on more than one front, but one aspect in which he's repeatedly struggled as GM is in adding established talent to the Pirates over the off-season via the free agent market. The Pirate careers of players like Lyle Overbay and Matt Diaz and Ramon Vasquez and Ryan Church and Bobby Crosby and even Aki Iwamura (not quite a free agent acquistion, but close) have been unforgettable, but not for any of the right reasons. Over the course of the earlier parts of this preview, I've talked about Jose Tabata and Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen and James McDonald and Charlie Morton. There's no mistaking that those players are the bulk of the Pirates' core this year. They're not perfect players, but there's more talent there than the Pirates have had in ...
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