The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 3 Mar 2015 21:48:22 EDTTue, 3 Mar 2015 21:48:22 EDT even bigger this year, Fla. - Amazing what a couple of winning records will do for you. After 20 consecutive losing seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates put together back-to-back winners in 2013 and 2014 and made playoff appearances both times.Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTMcCutchen ready to take next step in helping Pirates Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 95 games in 2005, the year they drafted outfielder Andrew McCutchen in the first round. Four years later, when McCutchen made his major league debut, they lost 99 games.Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTPirates' Burnett ready for one more try Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. - As he watched the National League wild card game on television last October, A.J. Burnett realized he'd made a mistake by leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates. "That's when it really hit me," Burnett said.Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTKang representing Korea, Fla. - After hitting an $11 million jackpot with the Pittsburgh Pirates, infielder Jung Ho Kang wants to pay it forward with other ballplayers in his native Kore.Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTBucs searching for final pieces Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent the last two seasons transforming themselves from laughingstock to legitimate contender. The next step might be the hardest.Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDT