The Pittsburgh Pirates: Clint and the Kids
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The Pittsburgh Pirates: Clint and the Kids

Basics Manager: Clint Hurdle (fourth season) 2013 Record: 94-68 2013 Division Finish: Second place 2013 Overall Finish: Lost NLDS (3-2) to St. Louis 2013 Runs Scored: 634 2013 Runs Allowed: 577 2013 Attendance: 2.2 million 2013 Payroll: $79.5 million 2014 Expected Payroll:  $70 million Cincinnati fans don’t need to be reminded that the Pittsburgh Pirates … Continue reading

The Chicago Cubs: 105 and Counting
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The Chicago Cubs: 105 and Counting

Basics Manager: Rick Renteria (first year) 2013 Record: 66-96 2013 Division Finish: Fifth place 2013 Runs Scored: 602 2013 Runs Allowed: 689 2013 Attendance: 2,642,682 2013 Payroll: $61.6 million 2014 Expected Payroll:  $84.5 million In the midst of a massive rebuilding project, the Cubs suffered through another losing season in 2013, finishing a tidy thirty games below … Continue reading