Pittsburgh, meet your future
McCutchen, a 22-year-old from Fort Meade, Fla., it seems, is going a long way toward making fans it Pittsburgh joyful for the future, rather than wistful for the past.
In just 20 games in the bigs, McCutchen already is tied for the National League lead in triples, has a 14-game hitting streak, and last night notched a walk-off hit off of the Indians' Matt Herges.
Over the past decade or so the Pirates have made quite a few mistakes -- many of them spectacular -- when it comes to player personnel. McCutchen's early start certainly makes it seems as if they've begun to reverse that trend.