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Cubs (0-0) at Pirates (0-0) 1:35 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT Sports, WGN OPENING DAY! We’ve finally made it through a very strange offseason and a long, boring spring training. Today, there’s real baseball at PNC Park. The Bucs host the Chicago Cubs at 1:35. It’s good to be back. With the season about to begin, it’s kind of hard to describe how I feel about the Bucs’ chances this year. I’m certainly not super-optimistic after last season’s historic collapse and an offseason that didn’t bring too many big changes. That said, the expectations for this year’s club are higher than the norm. Most reasonable projections have them in the 75-80 win range, which isn’t where the Bucs want to be but is still a higher bar than I can remember in quite a while. It’s honestly not a significant stretch to say this team can get over .500 and compete for a playoff spot. There’s lots of room for upside….but as always with the Pirates, there’s lots of room for disaster.  I’m
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