Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 3/12/13
I wrote this last week, but screwed it up in the CMS editor and somehow didn't realize that it hadn't run until yesterday. Sorry about that. It doesn't take a long look at the Pirates' pitching staff to find room for Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson in 2012. Francisco Liriano is still nursing his goofy non-throwing arm injury, Jeff Karstens has a bum shoulder that we have almost no information on beyond the fact that this is his third shoulder problem in three years, Charlie Morton is out until mid-season recovering from his Tommy John surgery, and Gerrit Cole needs time in Triple-A. That leaves one or two Opening Day rotation spots available without asking questions about the rotation's top three or taking any sort of performance questions into account. Both Locke and McPherson will get a few starts apiece this year; if either of them is able to step up and perform at a big league level, there's a good chance that they'll be given a chance to start more than that. So is either of ...
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