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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:26 am

Spring Training is a week away, but here are the initial predictions from USA Today. Get yours in.




Mine is:

75-87

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:30 am

Too many wins, not enough losses. Official prediction won't be until the opening day roster is announced, but this is going to be a sub-60 win team.

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:35 am

I don't think we're 60 wins bad but we're bad.

68-94

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Postby Troy Loney » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:34 am

I think they'd have to trade Bell, Musgrove and Kela before the season to be a 60-win team. I think 72-90 sounds right. I think Keller and Archer both have decent years, unless a miracle happens and Crick returns to 2018 form, the bullpen is going to be an Achilles heel and result in them having an abysmal road record.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:16 pm

I'm looking at a loss count in the mid 90s

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Postby Beveridge » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:18 pm

Start at 81-81...
Adjust for starting pitching / hitting losing a game when other is on: -10
Adjust for relief pitching: -10
Adjust for winning when we shouldn't: +8
Adjust for trading away more players at deadline: -5

64 - 98

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Postby Morkle » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:21 pm

62-100.

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Postby count2infinity » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:35 pm

82-80 just to make things fun.

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Postby iamjs » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:39 pm

just to be different, 70-91 and one rainout.

Fun fact: the Pirates have never finished a season with exactly 70 wins. They've had four 70 loss seasons (1976, 1966, 1958, and 1936), but never a 70 win season.
http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/pit/h ... esults.jsp

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Postby King Colby » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:41 pm

60 is absurdly low and I'm not buying it. They lost one of their best hitters but I can't imagine the entire rotation all has ERAs in the 5s again, nor will they have 3-4 rostered relievers with double digit era at any given time. So I'll go 69(nice)-93 just like last year.

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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:04 pm

1-161

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:36 am

nor will they have 3-4 rostered relievers with double digit era at any given time.
This is a serious question: Why not?

They didn't add a bona fide bullpen arm in the offseason.

Look at this 40 man roster: Who are the 7 stable major leaguers that wont have inflated ERAs? Are santana and kuhl going to be healthy? Effective?

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:06 am

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Postby King Colby » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:52 pm

nor will they have 3-4 rostered relievers with double digit era at any given time.
This is a serious question: Why not?

They didn't add a bona fide bullpen arm in the offseason.

Look at this 40 man roster: Who are the 7 stable major leaguers that wont have inflated ERAs? Are santana and kuhl going to be healthy? Effective?
Yeah I dont have a good answer for this other than hope.

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:05 am

excitement is building

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:26 am

It's a shame none of the pitchers or catchers are any good.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:32 am

Yeah I dont have a good answer for this other than hope.
Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:35 am

From February 14, 2017:
Best days of the year:

Pitchers and Catchers report
Summer solstice
First warm day of the spring
First trip to Altoona for a curve game

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Postby Faftorial » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:39 am

Is this what used to be known as McKechnie Field? Kind of looks like a Hampton Inn.

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:59 am

From February 14, 2017:
Best days of the year:

Pitchers and Catchers report
Summer solstice
First warm day of the spring
First trip to Altoona for a curve game
Masters Sunday has replaced pitchers and catchers reporting for me

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Postby dodint » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:17 am

59-102 and a rain out they don't bother making up.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:40 am

Is this what used to be known as McKechnie Field? Kind of looks like a Hampton Inn.
No, that's the Pirates Bradenton facility. McKechnie Field is a few miles away from there and looks like a minor league baseball stadium. I agree with the Hampton Inn vibe though - it does have a dormitory for players. :lol: Very impressive facility overall though. I need to get back there, when there's players worth watching again.

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Postby iamjs » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:21 pm

Per KDKA, the fans' level of excitment is....

(wait for it)
(wait for it)

zero

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/02 ... -for-2020/

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