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.