Re: I'm not sold on the Pirates
I hope they fade because I have a $20 bet with a Pirate fan in their head-to-head contest this year. I thought it was a sure thing, but so far we're 1-5 vs them. Not looking good for me so far. The last 9 games are all in Pitt.
Their pitching overall has been pretty solid. That's why they are still in it, and could very well be the rest of the year. Their offense is pretty much at the other end of the spectrum. If their pitching fades, then they'll be in trouble. But I'm not seeing many signs of that as of yet.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations