After 29 games, the Pirates are 14 and 15, a mere game under .500. Don't check any references before taking the poll!!
The starting pitching and bullpen are vastly improved over last year (I believe we have the best team improvement in ERA) and while the bats are not doing as well as we would hope, we still have a more potent line-up than the first 1/5th of last year's season - when Aki "an honest man would fall on his sword" Iwamora, Andy "no really, I was a top 10 prospect" LaRoche, and Ronny Cedeno were gracing our line-up. (Oh, wait - Ronny is still here, isn't he?)
So, how is the team doing, overall, compared to last year's team? No fair checking the internet - this is a test of your fanhood that only the most committed Pirate fans will pass..... Yes, only the most diehard, attentive, knowledgable, - man what does it take to get enough words to post a fanpost??