Step one: Develop their young talent. A breakout season from Taillon and Polanco with a return to form for Marte would put them in a great spot.
Step Two: Pitching needs to be spot on. If all of the pitchers throw to their maximum expectation they'll win a lot of games
Step Three: Situational Luck. Winning the one run games and controlling games in which they have the lead
Step Four: Every other team in baseball contracts the plague and have to use replacement players from local police and fire stations.
If these 4 things happen the Pirates have a chance to win it all this year.
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