Pittsburgh Pirates Manager: “We Needed to Win More Games”

For most fans, that’s a bit of an understatement. Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to the Braves on Wednesday came too late to put the final nail in the coffin of the Pirates’ 2012 season (that came in a disastrous August and September), but it still set the somber mood in Pittsburgh that has defined Pirates postseasons for the past 20 years. Wednesday marked the 20th season that the Pirates have finished under .500.

Not all Pirates are ready to mark the season off as a loss and hope for better days next season. Breakout star Andrew McCutchen contributed a single hit in the Pirates’ finale against the Braves, which gave him a .327 average on the year. According to McCutchen, you need to “take some positives from it… …Every year is tough.” This year left a sour taste in fans’ mouths, as the Pirates blew a tremendous summer performance with a disastrous collapse in the Fall. While Pittsburgh Pirates tickets will continue to sell well to the always loyal fan base, many are wondering when the Pirates will lift themselves out of their two-decade long slump and once again become a late-season contender.

Taking a page from McCutchen’s book, what were some of the positives we can draw from the Pirates’ 2012 campaign? For one thing, Pittsburgh won more games in the past season than they have since 1997. And speaking of McCutchen, there’s nothing to indicate that the young center fielder, who rocketed the Pirates to early success, won’t be a MVP candidate next season. Pittsburgh wanted to play some solid hitters this year — which they had in McCutchen, Neil Walker, Garrett Jones, and Pedro Alvarez. They also showcased solid pitching in James McDonald and A.J. Burnett.

While many fans are calling for the dismissal of Neal Huntington and Clint Hurdle, it’s important to reflect on the Pirates’ progress this season, even if the collapse is still too fresh a wound. And until next season, HeadlineTickets.com will remain your number one online retailer for all Pittsburgh Pirates tickets, hoping for the streak-ending season that finally give our Bucs a winning season.


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