Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 3/22/13
As I made my way to spring training on Sunday night, I tried to figure out the Pirates' rotation for this week. My main hope was to see Gerrit Cole in person, though I figured that might be a long shot given the late date in the spring and the fact that Cole had just pitched the day before. I was right about that; before I even made it to McKechnie field on Monday, Cole was demoted to minor league camp. My second main goal was to avoid having to see Jonathan Sanchez pitch. I realized pretty quickly that I was going to fail in that goal, too, and by Monday afternoon we'd fired out that Cole would be pitching on Thursday night in Sarasota.  That's a mean thing to say about Jonathan Sanchez, who is still a fairly talented pitcher and certainly someone who should get the second chance the Pirates are giving him. What bothers me about Sanchez is more the idea of Sanchez arguably being the front-runner for the Pirates' fifth rotation spot on March 22nd and what that says about the 201...
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