The Pittsburgh Pirates have been one of the best stories in a year full of “Cinderellas” for Major League Baseball.
Sitting at 60-44 heading into August, as the NL Central’s 2nd place team and not far behind the Reds, Pirates fans are gearing up for the playoffs. They hope their beloved Bucs can make it there for the first time in 20 years.
Within the team, there are a number of great individual story lines, including MVP Candidate Andrew McCutchen, who we’ve previously discussed on MSF.
A headline that’s rivaling “The Cutch” for the best of the Bucs is their resurgent ace and Comeback Player of the Year candidate, A.J. Burnett.