Monday, August 17, 2009

Race to the bottom 

When I looked at the Pirates' roster as they were in the midst of their rebuilding fire sale, I kept telling people that they'd have a serious chance to catch the Nationals for the worst record in baseball.

I got mostly a lukewarm response to this prognostication. But in fact, the Bucs are closing -- fast. They're now just a half game "behind" the Royals, and 4 1/2 games "behind" the Nats for the #1 pick. Just a few weeks ago they were closer to 11 or 12 games behind.

So... could Bryce Harper be a Pirate? A quick Google search shows Bleacher Report has begun monitoring the race for the #1 pick today too...

Can they do it? I say there's a 50-50 chance.

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