- The Pirates have had a really good bullpen.
- They've been working their relievers pretty hard.
- Their workload hasn't necessarily been indicative of future problems . . .
- . . . except that over the past few years, Pirates relievers who've been worked hard have often wilted in the second half of the year.
Like all other decent-minded people, I'm pulling for the Pirates this year. As I pointed out Monday, they haven't had a winning record since Bush was in the White House--the first Bush. They're a likeable bunch. I regret my prescience.
Just in case this lucky guess thing isn't a fluke, though, i also think that the PED discussion is going to vanish from baseball, and I'm going to win Saturday's Powerball.