Ben Clemens is prepared to change history.
It is now 2013. Pittsburgh’s 21-year-old Trout is the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, playing in left field next to Andrew McCutchen, who is in his contract year. James McDonald is the staff ace. Charlie Blackmon was acquired to play right. And after finishing their 20th straight losing season, the Pirates have another young star ready to help get them over the top.
“Get ready, NL Central,” said manager and omnipotent time-god Ben Clemens. “We might have lost 95 games last year, but we drafted Kris Bryant, who is skipping the minors to start at third on Opening Day.”
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