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5 Reasons Pittsburgh Pirates Will Make the Playoffs in 2013
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will compete in the 2013 MLB postseason.  Bucs fans, you heard it here first.

Rooting for a team that hasn’t had a winning record since Barry Bonds played in Three Rivers Stadium in 1992 and has the reputation of trading away its best players can be difficult.  But in recent years, the Pirates have been gradually improving their record while keeping their talented players.

With GM Neal Huntington at the controls, the team became buyers instead of sellers at the trade deadline in 2012 and made significant moves this offseason to improve their chances in the NL Central.

Here are five reasons Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates will play in October.

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