Were going to find out how legit the Pirates are in the next few weeks.
Its a good story, and im pulling for them to win the NL, but I just dont know if they have the experience or grit to do it on their first try. They have a lot of young kids that have never faced postseason pressure, their starting staff isnt up to par with the other contenders in the NL, and it seems like they rely so heavily on one player to determine what kind of roll they are on.
Liriano/Burnett just isnt going to scare anyone in a short series. They better hope Andrew McCutchen is hot come October.
That's kinda how I look at it. I just don't know if they have what it takes to keep up with St. Louis or even maybe Cincinatti. We'll see though. Like you said..great story, but I dunno if they'll be able to hang down the stretch. More road games than home.
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