Whew. Think about that with regard to the awful Royals series this week.
Until I thought about the Red Sox's simulations, I figured the Pirates were probably a somewhat better team than their record. After all, if you adjust their record to runs scored and runs allowed, they're more like a 33-win team than a 26-win team. But they're scoring and allowing more runs than their other indicators (hits, extra base hits, walks, etc.) suggest, and if the NL really is that much weaker than the AL, the Pirates really might be the worst team in baseball.
I realize you didn't need me to tell you that right now, but still, comparing the two leagues makes the Pirates look even more depressing.