Losing Season

Pirates To Be Featured On Sports Illustrated CoverCurse or no curse, the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be on the national cover of Sports Illustrated.
Colin Dunlap: Pirates Goal Should Simply Be Above .500The Pirates’ clear cut and exclusive objective in this 2013 season should be to win more games than they lose. That’s it. Finish above .500.
McCutchen Tries To Look Past Bittersweet FinishPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The Pirates (79-83) finished 2012 with their highest win total in 15 years, though, in doing so, they also finished the most ignominious collapse in MLB history, which center fielder Andrew McCutchen is already trying to forget.
Reds Vs. Pirates Preview(AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds appear to have the right pitcher in the right ballpark as they start their final road trip of the year.
Pirates Vs. Mets Preview(AP) -- The New York Mets haven't had a 20-game winner in 22 years, and it's been even longer since they've had a Cy Young Award winner.