ESPN just put up their "in-season update" of their "Future Power Rankings". Feel-good story Pittsburgh is in seventh place, with good ratings for the majors, minors, and management:
The shadow-bars are the pre-season ratings, which can be seen better from the article:
Interesting, how what was in February, "one true superstar in Andrew McCutchen, (with) the lack of any other elite players" became "a deep lineup with no real weakness."
Even more interesting, a Management (signifying "Value and stability of ownership, front office and coaching staff") score of 3 in February became a score of 20 in September. The ownership didn't change; the front office didn't change; the coaching staff didn't change. Remarkable how a management team was literally the second-worst in all of baseball in February (only the Rockies were rated worse) became among the best, without changing at all.