Everyone is familiar with the Pirates second half collapses the last two seasons, so I’ll spare you the details. The quick version is the Pirates were very good, and then inexplicably were just not very good. In 2011 and 2012 they were in position to end the streak of consecutive losing seasons, but then stumbled horribly late in the season.
But this year WILL. BE. DIFFERENT.
Unlike years past in which the Pirates actually over-achieved for their early season success, I believe they have actually UNDER-achieved so far this season. Continue Reading