Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Things That Must Be Done After the All-Star Break

These are three things the Pirates must do after the All-Star Break

Jul 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Henry Davis (32) looks
Jul 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Henry Davis (32) looks / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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With 72 games remaining after the All-Star Break, what are some things that the Pittsburgh Pirates should be looking to do?

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is now in the review. On Friday, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of baseball will return to play for the unofficial start to the second half of the season. The second half of the season even though every team has already played more than half of their games.

But I digress.

For the Pirates, unfortunately, there is not much to play for in the second half. Despite racing out to a 20-8 start and owning the best record in the National League after the first month of play, things have come crashing down for the Bucs.

Since their 20-8 start the Pirates have gone 21-41. This puts them at 41-49 overall, 8.5 games out of first place in the National League Central and 8.0 games out of the final NL Wild Card spot. Barring a massive turnaround in the other direction, there will be no postseason berth to play the rest of the season.

Even without a postseason berth to compete for there are still goals the Pirates should be looking to accomplish in the final 72 games of the season. Today, we will take a look at what three of those goals should be.

So, with that said, let’s dive in.