NL Notes: Problems in Pittsburgh

Each week, we take a look at some of the top stories and trends in the National League and how such topics will affect your fantasy baseball strategy in 2006.

For the hard-core Pittsburgh sports fan, the euphoria of the Steelers' Super Bowl XL victory has quickly given way to the grim reality of the Pirates' upcoming campaign. Fresh off a 67-95 season and projected to be the dregs of the National League Central again, Pittsburgh has already taken a major hit to its shaky pitching staff.