Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 10/24/13
When looking back on the Pittsburgh Pirates' 2013 season and ahead to their 2014 season, there's just one question to ask: How did the Pirates get to 94 wins in 2013 and what do they need to do to get back and beyond in 2014? In the immediate aftermath of the Pirates' loss, there was a lot of goodwill surrounding the Pirates. The general sentiment was that the Pirates good young players, a great farm system, and that that makes them more or less a team on the rise. No individual part of that is untrue, but the reality is that things are more complicated than that. Below, from Baseball-Reference, is a list of every Pirate position player that had a WAR of more than 0.5 this year.   Age WAR ▾ Andrew McCutchen 26 8.2 Starling Marte ...
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