Dear Pittsburgh Pirates, Is It Too Much to Ask...

Sergey ZikovSenior Analyst IMarch 25, 2009

Dear Pittsburgh Pirates, Is It Too Much to Ask...

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    BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 23:  Pitcher Paul Maholm #28 of the Pittsburgh Pirates starts against the New York Yankees on March 23, 2008 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Nyjer Morgan

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Nyjer Morgan #3 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Donnie Veal

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Donnie Veal #56 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Andrew McCutchen

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Ramon Vazquez

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    MIAMI - MARCH 16:  Ramon Vazquez #12 of Puerto Rico reacts to a called third strike in the first inning Venezuela during day 3 of round 2 of the World Baseball Classic at Dolphin Stadium on March 16, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Imag

Freddy Sanchez

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Freddy Sanchez #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Sean Burnett

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Sean Burnett #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Craig Hansen

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Craig Hansen #38 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Tyler Yates

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Tyler Yates #30 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Phil Dumatrait

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Phil Dumatrait #32 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Brandon Moss

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Brandon Moss #44 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Craig Monroe

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Craig Monroe #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Nate McLouth

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Nate McLouth #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Ian Snell

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Ian Snell #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Jimmy Barthmaier

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Jimmy Barthmaier #46 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Ryan Doumit

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Ryan Doumit #41 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Jack Wilson

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Jack Wilson #2 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Adam LaRoche

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Adam Laroche #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Zach Duke

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Zach Duke #57 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Paul Maholm

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Paul Maholm #28 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Pedro Alvarez

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Pedro Alvarez #53 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Eric Hinske

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Eric Hinske #16 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Tom Gorzelanny

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Tom Gorzelanny #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Matt Capps

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Matt Capps #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

John Grabow

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: John Grabow #34 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Jose Tabata

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    BRADENTON, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Jose Tabata #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2008 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Andy LaRoche

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Andy Laroche #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Evan Meek

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Evan Meek #47 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Ross Ohlendorf

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Ross Ohlendorf #49 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during photo day at the Pirates spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

John Russell

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    BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 8:  Manager John Russell #7 of the Pittsburgh Pirates tosses a ball before play against the Houston Astros March 8, 2009 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)