Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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I've spent a lot of time this season focusing on big picture things, like how the team is playing and what that means long-term. I've particularly been focused quite a bit on Pedro Alvarez, because Pedro Alvarez is maybe the singular most important person to the Pirates success now and in the immediate future and because I don't understand him at all. As a result, I've missed talking about some of the smaller things. That's too bad because it's those smaller things that have come together to have quite a bit to do with the Pirates still being three games over .500 here in late June, in the thick of contention despite not playing terribly good baseball for most of 2012. Let's start with some Jason Grilli appreciation today. Here are Jason Grilli's career statistics before he joined the Pirates late last summer: Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB 2000 23 FLA 1 0 1.000 5.40 1 1 0 6.2 11 4 4 0 2 3 86 1.950 14.9 0....
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