Re: I'm not sold on the Pirates
I keep waiting for the wheels to come off their starting pitching, particularly Karstens. I thought maybe that might happen today but he pitched very well. We'll see what happens in the dog days of August, though. If they can make it through that, and acquire some depth at the deadline to cover their spate of injuries, maybe I'll give them more credence. As of now I expect them to fall...probably back below .500 by the end of the season, honestly. As people here are saying, fourth place may be it for them. I don't see them having the depth to win the division.
I live in Pittsburgh and am trying to be gracious to their fans, which is not easy at times. So many years off from contending has made them overly starved/eager and, in many cases, a bit ignorant. At this point every time a routine fly ball is caught, the entire city climaxes. It's both charming and irritating.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.