That really says a lot about Pirates baseball right now. The Pirates' 2022 season was an improvement because they lost 1 less game than they did last year and finished in fourth rather than fifth. It's like 'well I guess Jaws 3 was better than Jaws 4'.
The Pirates did this season without Gregory Polanco, Colin Moran, Richard Rodriguez or Neil Walker. Over the course of the season they lost Jose Quintana, Dan Vogelbach and Chris Stratton, all of whom came over to help. Bryan Reynolds already has said he wants to be traded, and even people in this post are already gone. As dire as Pirates baseball has been, it's not looking like it's gonna get much better immediately.
Tomorrow, a couple members of The Rangers Team Before DeGrom Got There.