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The Official 2015 Pirates Thread

Well croz got us started a little sooner than I normally do this but what the hey lets get the thread going.

This thread is for discussing day to day Bucco talk; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

We make predictions before the season starts, we discuss players perfomance, and we root for our Buccos.

I am looking forward to another great year.....of banter here on HPA!

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Kang has displayed some power - maybe KBO will translate to MLB. Too bad about Cumpton. Sounding pretty good for Taillon. I like what Hurdle is trying to do for the pitchers' hitting.

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That was disappointing about Cumpton. I think he could be a pretty solid back of the rotation guy. The good news is that Tommy John is nothing like it used to be and it looks like pitchers seem to get better after they have it. That is 100% opinion but hopefully that is the case.

Good season preview written by Charlie Wilmoth of MLB Trade Rumors. Points out some areas of concern and potential highlights. I think with this team though those things are obvious.

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Little early for me. Just like the other thread.

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23 days isn't that early but I'm sure thread action will pick up over the next week or so.

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Went down and saw a game at McKechnie last Friday. The Bucs lost 8-3. Casey Sadler was throwing BP to the Twins. It was a fun trip. Next time, I may wait and go when the regulars will play more.

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I've always wanted to go down to Spring Training but haven't made the trip yet. Glad you had a good time.

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We're predicted to go all the way this year, by an ESPN analyst

http://www.pittsburghsportingnews.com/es...es-winner/20792

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I'm not ready to crown them WS winners but I do think they will be a playoff team.

Like any team there are a lot of "ifs".

If this pitching staff pitches to its potential.

If Pedro returns to HR form AND plays decent first base.

If the bullpen can hold up for the long haul.

If the bench can provide the support we anticipate it can.

I think most of those answers will be positive in the end and I am confident they are a playoff team.

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