Sure, sure, they could still sign a guy. There are still options out there, but let’s be honest, even if they get one of them, it’s going to be a vet who at best slots in to the back of the rotation and eats some innings.
In 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a stud right handed pitcher straight out of high school in Texas named Jameson Taillon and while nobody could justifiably call him a bust he certainly has had a rocky and injury plagued career.
I know, I know, it’s incredibly early for this, but I believe we can do this anyway. Couple reasons, first I feel fairly confident that if they bring in a starter, it won’t be a better option than what is currently here, and on top of that I don’t see the Pirates making a whole lot of moves this off-season to the starting pitching.
Maybe forgotten is the wrong word, I mean most of us knew he was here and that he’d pitch every five days or so.
We’ve written since last season that 2020 was not going to be a banner year for the Pirates, but that doesn’t make it unimportant.