Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 12/21/12
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If you, like me, were waiting on the Pirates to do something this winter to address their rotation depth issues, it looks today like we're finally going to have some movement on that front. According to LaVelle Neal, the Pirates have agreed to terms with lefty Francisco Liriano on a two-year/$14 million deal that's contingent upon a physical. The PG's Michael Sanserino says that that physical will probably happen after Christmas, so the deal won't be finalized until then.  Liriano's only 29, but it feels like he's already had a long, long big league career. Back in 2006, he burst onto the scene with the Twins, forming a pretty incredible 1-2 punch with Johan Santana in the middle part of the season that started the Twins towards a surprising AL Central title that year after falling well behind the Tigers early in the season. You may recall this start, in which he dominated a hapless Pirate team that was two games into an epic 13-game losing streak.  Of course, he was also 21...
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