Re: What are your expectations for the Pirates.
This is the club that brings the 19 years of losing seasons to the end. (IMO)
This is not a playoff team though. The Braves are good, the Dodgers made the right moves, and the Cardinals are playing their typical good late summer baseball.
This team still needs pieces to stay competitive this late in the year. I wrote in the other Pirate thread about still needing starting pitching and bats to maintain a run this late in the year.
...but those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. -Isaiah 40:31