PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a fairly quiet offseason, the Pirates are not looking like a team ready to compete in 2020.
According to the USA Today’s six-member MLB panel, the Pirates, in the current state, are expected to finish last in the National League with a 60-102 overall record.
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St. Louis is projected to finish as the NL Central champs with an 88-74 record, followed by the Reds at 85-77, the Brewers at 84-78, the Cubs at 82-80 and then the Bucs.
The Dodgers are projected to have the bet NL record at 99-63.
The only other teams that are projected to finish worse than the Pirates are the Baltimore Orioles at 57-105 and the Detroit Tigers at 54-108.
According to the predictions, the New York Yankees will have the best regular season with a 103-59 record.
Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Bradenton next Monday, February 10th.