Pirates and Cubs will probably be battling it out for 4th place this year. Not going to be a fun summer for either side.
I would watch the Pirates just to see McCutchen though.
I try my hardest to follow the pirates as much as I can but with such a small out of city following and year after year after year of being well... basically the worst Franchise in pro sports lol. Baseball just loses it's interest, too many games for me to keep interest especially once Preseason hits I lose any will for any other sport and convince myself that preseason matters and then by game 1 regular season that excitement grows by like 100x what I wish it would just freeze me til opening kickoff off but don't forget me or so help me when I melt I will throw chi in a volcano with allknowing.
I was cheering so hard for the Pirates last year, but then they collapsed after the All-Star game. Naturally, I switched to my home-town Red Sox, but they collapsed in the last month, so... Yeah, just hoping one (or both!!) of them recovers this year.