Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
I agree. But from what everybody else here seems to think...I'm kinda stupid.
I don't think that they actually "contend" this year, but I do think they hang around for quite a bit longer than people think and finish a solid 2nd place several games over .500. Next year...they could be a very interesting team to watch IMO.
I think people have given valid reasons why the Pirates are probably not able to sustain their current record over an entire season. They are the classic pythag pyrite, just like the Indians. They beat you in a series, then you look up and they're getting beat up for a week by everyone else.