• Marlon Byrd and John Buck were acquired by the Pirates for the veteran experience and savvy they can lend down the stretch, but it's interesting that neither has much first-hand experience playing for a winner. In 22 seasons between them, Buck (2010 Blue Jays) and Byrd (2003-04 Phillies and 2009 Rangers) have spent only four seasons with teams that finished with winning records. Neither has any postseason experience.
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