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01-22-2013, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge View Post
I'm just psyched to have 5 established guys and 2 good MLB-ready prospects vying for spots right now...to say nothing of Morton and Cole.

We have legitimate competition for the rotation this year...and it's not between never-weres and non-prospects, it's between actually decent players. Shocking stuff, right?
Yeah, in fairness to the Pirates, there are many legitimate reasons to be excited for the pitching staff. The big question marks are not out of the ordinary for any team to face, unless we are talking about certain teams who have lock-down rotations, which the Pirates are aiming to develop over the next three seasons or so, but we'll have to wait until Cole et al arrive before we analyze that end of things.

In terms of constructing a pretty solid rotation heading into the season, I think Huntington has done a very good job. The Liriano thing could end up backfiring, but something like him working out is what we needed to get to the next step (a bit of a moot point to argue now because Karstens was brought back after all).

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