The Pirates are pretty terrible, but not ENTIRELY hopeless. They have a serious stud young hitter in Jason Bay and what appears to be a serious stud young pitcher in Zach Duke. Those are nice building blocks. The rest of their team is far less studly, but they do have something to be happy about, I guess.
The unfortunate thing about whoever the Pirates hire is that they won't ever literally steal a base the way Lloyd McClendon did.
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