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The Pirates' quiet winter means that if the Pirates are going to get back to the playoffs in 2014, they're going to have to do it by improving internally. The good news is that it's relatively easy to find young players on the Pirates capable of doing that, and the obvious player to start with is Gerrit Cole. I saw a couple of articles around the internet about Cole this week, which got me thinking about Cole and his approach and the way he ended 2013, and since we're still in the middle of the winter with no end (or actual baseball news) in sight, I figured that today would be a good day to do some digging on Cole. The first piece I read about Cole this week was this one at Beyond the Box Score, which in turn lead me to this one at FanGraphs. Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke? - A Pittsburgh Pirates blog Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke? - A Pittsburgh Pirates blog