$48,743,000: Seven More Useful Ways to Spend the Pirates' Payroll

Lewie PollisSenior Analyst IIISeptember 12, 2009

$48,743,000: Seven More Useful Ways to Spend the Pirates' Payroll

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    BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 21: The mascot of  the Pittsburgh Pirates before play against the Cincinnati Reds March 21, 2008 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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    COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 27:  Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. looks on at Clark Sports Center prior to the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 27, 2008 in Cooperstown, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Open a Training School for Outfielders

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    DENVER - AUGUST 13: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 13, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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    BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 14:  The German training ship 'Gorch Fock' sails during the Parade on August 14, 2005 in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Sailing event in Bremerhaven is the greatest festival of square-riggers in Europe. More than 200 windjammers a

Reenact the 1971 Season

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    PITTSBURGH - JULY 09:  Bill Mazeroski of the National Team is introduced before the start of the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game against the American Team at PNC Park on July 9, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Squir

Clone Captain Jolly Roger

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    10 Mar 1998:  General view of a mascot during a spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Minnesota Twins at the McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Pirates defeated the Twins 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport

Humiliate Cleveland at Baseball, Too

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    PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 28:  Martin Rucker #86 of the Cleveland Browns makes a third quarter catch in front of William Gay #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field December 28, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 31-0.  (Photo by

Pirates of the Allegheny: At River's End

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 26:  A fireboat welcomes the Godspeed, a 17th-century replica ship, as it sails through New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty during an 80-day tour of six East Coast cities June 26, 2006 in New York City. The ship is a replica of one