Next up in our staff predictions for the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates is Stephen Strosko taking his stab at predicting team MVP, record and more!
What an interesting season 2020 will be for the Pittsburgh Pirates and all of MLB. With COVID-19 continuing to devastate the United States, the reality of a “normal” MLB season, even for 60 games, is all but gone.
Without a playbook or any historical lens with which to view the season through, it is impossible to know what to expect. Will the healthiest team win? Will the team with the most players willing to play win? Will the team that comes out of the gate hottest win? Will anyone care who wins?
While uncertainty rages, my goal is be excited for what is in front of me. And right now, that is witnessing the only 60-game MLB season amidst a world-wide pandemic that history will probably ever write. So at the end of the day, even if the winning World Series team has an asterisks by its name and the season is an epic failure – it’s going to be one of the most unique seasons in MLB history.
In anticipation of the 2020 season, the staff at Rum Bunter have been making their predictions for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is now my turn to predict the team’s MVP, Cy Young, rookie of the year, best position group, and worst position group. And, of course, a spot on prediction of the team’s final win-loss record.
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