Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 5/29/13
If you remember back to March, the Pirates' rotation was my biggest concern for 2013. That wasn't because of a lack of talent, because AJ Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez and (to a lesser extent) James McDonald and Francisco Liriano provide the Pirates with as much starting pitching talent as they've had in a long time. It was because I was concerned about depth; even in spring training, McDonald seemed like a wild card and Jeff Locke's big league career was very uneven before this year and after that, the Pirates were looking at Jonathan Sanchez and Jeanmar Gomez until Gerrit Cole was ready.  May is ending soon, the Pirates are 12 games over .500, James McDonald was terrible before landing on the disabled list, Jonathan Sanchez was worse, and Gerrit Cole isn't any closer to Pittsburgh today than he was the day before the season started. And yet, the Pirates' are second in the NL in runs allowed and the rotation is fine because Locke and Gomez have the two lowest ERAs of anyone in th...
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