I can't say that I'm too worried about the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense. I don't think they're going to be a top offense in the league. I'm not saying that the string of home runs hit in that Little League park in Cincinnati is legit. I'm just saying that if you look at the offense, the positions you expected to perform aren't performing.
First you've got Andrew McCutchen, the MVP of the league, with a .707 OPS coming into the game tonight. McCutchen got off to a slow start last April, then turned on the guns in May and went on to win the MVP award. Is McCutchen the next Adam LaRoche, only being able to hit when the calendar turns to May? I don't know. What I do know is that there's no way McCutchen continues at this level. He will improve, and the offense will improve with him.
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