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How Times Change

ESPN just put up their "in-season update" of their "Future Power Rankings". Feel-good story Pittsburgh is in seventh place, with good ratings for the majors, minors, and management:

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via assets.espn.go.com

The shadow-bars are the pre-season ratings, which can be seen better from the article:

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via assets.espn.go.com

Interesting, how what was in February, "one true superstar in Andrew McCutchen, (with) the lack of any other elite players" became "a deep lineup with no real weakness."

Even more interesting, a Management (signifying "Value and stability of ownership, front office and coaching staff") score of 3 in February became a score of 20 in September. The ownership didn't change; the front office didn't change; the coaching staff didn't change. Remarkable how a management team was literally the second-worst in all of baseball in February (only the Rockies were rated worse) became among the best, without changing at all.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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