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It was an interesting week at Pirates Breakdown. As the quiet off-season moved forward, this past week exploded with arbitration news. PBD was there with you every step of the way, with breaking news coverage aplenty to go along with our usual analytical pieces. Here’s our very best from the previous week!
- The Pittsburgh Pirates successfully avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players. PBD ran an arbitration tracker, which has all of the finalized contract data for your review. We also had individual entries on each player and you can find those here in our news archives.
- The jewel of PBD this week was our own Joy Frank-Collins’ look at how all-time Pirate great Roberto Clemente is remembered in his hometown. Please do yourself a favor and read her piece – “We Call Him Bob” – Searching for Roberto Clemente in old San Juan.
- Columnist Jose Negron wondered if the Pirates can realistically help resurrect Daniel Bard‘s career.
- Aaron Benedict filed another entry in his position comps series with a look at the two-headed monster at first base.
- Tyler Thomas continued our projection comparisons with a look at what the “experts” are seeing for Tony Watson in 2016. Not to be outdone, Ethan Obstarczyk took a look at Andrew McCutchen‘s projections.
- Justin Kosanko wondered what value Doug Fister could bring to the Pirates in 2016.
- Jason Rollison went for a deep dive on the trends seen in Jon Niese‘s starts.
- Steve Kubitz clued us in as to who had the most to prove at the recently completed Pirates mini-camp.
That does it for this week’s best of Pirates Breakdown. We want to take a moment to sincerely thank you for your readership. We invite you to join the conversation! Sound off on anything Pirates-related below in the comments, or let us know on twitter.//