Rum Bunter Staff 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions: Marty Leap

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PITTSBURGH, PA – JULY 07: The PNC Park scoreboard is shown with an updated Pittsburgh Pirates logo encouraging the wearing of masks during summer workouts at PNC Park on July 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – JULY 07: The PNC Park scoreboard is shown with an updated Pittsburgh Pirates logo encouraging the wearing of masks during summer workouts at PNC Park on July 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

How will the Pittsburgh Pirates finish?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are probably not as bad as a lot of fans think they are. That said, this team is very much so rebuilding and the 2020 season should include plenty of ups and downs, highs and lows, and hair pulling out moments.

In a 60 game season one or two hot streaks will be a enough for any team to compete in 2020. Do the Pirates have one or two hot stretches in them? We will have to wait and see. It is tough to envision it due to the pitching staff, especially the bullpen, but, hey, it’s baseball, anything can happen.

The top of the Pirate line up, especially once Polanco returns, can be strong. But after the fifth or sixth spot in the line up, it goes off a cliff. The starting rotation has potential, but there are a ton of question marks. The bullpen, as we have covered, might be an epic dumpster fire. All of that is the recipe for a rocky, interesting season for any baseball team.

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When the dust settles, 26-34 is what I am projecting for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020. Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments below!

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