It is the end of June and the Pirates have the best record in baseball.  Please take a moment to allow that to sink in.  This is what I said about them in my preseason predictions:

I have very mixed feelings about the Pirates.  After the collapse of last season, I do not think they are nearly as good as that first half made them seem.  I also do not think they will be as bad as they were in the final few months.  If they can be consistent, they could contend again.

I think they have found that consistency.