In each of the last two years, whenever the ZiPS projections came out, I did a separate article using those projections to get an overall projection for the Pittsburgh Pirates that year. In 2013, that projection had the Pirates at 83 wins. That was low, since they ended up with 94 wins, although the projection was much higher than every other projection out there. Last year I did the same process, and projected the Pirates for 88 wins. That was once again higher than most projections, and they ended up with exactly 88 wins (only not in the way they were projected, and I'll discuss that later).

The 2015 ZiPS projections were released this afternoon, so it's time for the 2015 projection. One thing about the ZiPS projections is that they give an impossible amount of playing time to the ent...

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