Pirates

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ST. LOUIS — At the end of a reality-check season, Starlin Castro stood in front of his locker and motioned at Anthony Rizzo as he walked across the room.

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This could get messy for the Cubs. Theo Epstein’s front office is still trying to figure out if they should fire Dale Sveum and pursue Joe Girardi or another free-agent manager.

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Dale Sveum tipped his cap and waved it above his bald head late Wednesday afternoon, saying goodbye to the fans at Wrigley Field, maybe for the last time.

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The Cubs felt pretty, pretty good about their young pitching 10 years ago, when Kerry Wood, Mark Prior and Carlos Zambrano were all pre-prime players in their 20s heading toward October.

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Mike Quade kept talking, insisting his team could get back into the playoff race, so a reporter jokingly asked the manager if the Cubs would become buyers at the trade deadline.

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