Lastings Milledge and Andy LaRoche are big question marks in Neal Huntington's plan to acquire blue chip talent after losing some luster. They're both talented players that will likely be productive on the big league level, but with a chance to exceed that level and grow into something more. Doing so would give the Pirates a much needed offensive jolt from beyond Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Doumit, and probably Garrett Jones (assuming he doesn't turn into a pumpkin). Most importantly, they're both young enough that if they perform anywhere near the high expectations that other teams had for them in the past, they shore up a position for the Pirates for the long haul.

Now that Baseball Prospectus has released their initial PECOTA projections (they still have some tweaking to do on the team...

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