Re: 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Season Thread
This team really is no better than last years team, or any other teams before it. They always play good for a spell. But the moment they dip below 500, they ain't climbing back out.
Last years' team started out good too, but the fact remains is that the Pirates lack the consistent players that step up 162 games a year. They play over their heads a little, then fall back to Earth in May/June while better teams shift gears and make a push. The ownership opens up a fire sale for players in August and it's back to square one. A consistent pattern since PNC Park was built.
Until we see some results, people will be pessimistic about the Bucs.