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Pirates optimistic after taking "leap" forward in 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) Neal Huntington raised eyebrows last winter when the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager said the club's decision to trade franchise cornerstones Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole wouldn't affect the team's ability to win the World Series in 2018.

The message Huntington was trying to send was lost in his unwieldy delivery: that flipping Cole and McCutchen for younger major league talent would help the Pirates contend into 2019 and beyond.

While Huntington's short-term version was spot on - the Pirates were out of the playoff picture by late August - whether his long-term vision pans out remains uncertain.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Dickerson.300
HR: G. Polanco23
RBI: G. Polanco81
SB: S. Marte33
W: J. Taillon14
ERA: T. Williams3.11
Saves: F. Vázquez37
K: J. Taillon179
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Milwaukee 9667.589-
Y-Chi Cubs 9568.5831
St. Louis 8874.5437.5
Pittsburgh 8279.50913
Cincinnati 6795.41428.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (10)
Runs: 692 (20)
Hits: 1381 (14)
Home Runs: 157 (25)
Stolen Bases: 70 (22)
OBP: .317 (17)
SLG: .407 (16)
Total Bases: 2218 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.00 (14)
Runs Allowed: 693 (14)
Saves: 40 (17)
Strikeouts: 1336 (18)
OpBA: .251 (18)
OBP: .319 (17)
SLG: .407 (15)
Run Support: 4.34 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/4 N. Turley Removed From 60-Day DL (Left elbow sprain)
10/4 N. Turley Outrighted to Minors
10/2 L. Escobar Called Up from Minors
10/2 A. McRae Called Up from Minors
10/2 M. Moroff Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/29 A. Frazier Right hamstring tightness (day-to-day)
9/29 J. Mercer Forearm (day-to-day)
9/27 E. Santana Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
9/23 S. Marte Left calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/15 G. Polanco off 10-day DL
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