Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh Pirates

Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have a really nice ballpark.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 64-98, sixth place
Current record: 56-91, sixth place

The Pirates racked up their 17th consecutive losing season for a very simple reason: They have very few difference-making players.

To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Pirates and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider