The Pirates futility will continue until the manager and coaches put their heads together and work it out. The Pirates have had some wonderful pitching prospects that with the right coaching would turn heads. Oliver Perez, Zack Duke, Ian Snell, Matt Capps, Joe Beimel and the list goes on. If the pitching coaches could have kept these young arms consistent and together the Pirates would be much better now. They've always managed to have just enough hitting to keep them in games until they trade it away but their pitching has dissolved every season. They are like the Rays of a few years ago they now have the outstanding prospect Alvarez like the Rays have Longoria, they just need a one pitching coach to put the rotation and bullpen together and they could see good things in the future, just like the Rays. The Rays gelling should give the Pirates hope they just need the right coaches to mesh it into something special.