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Happy pitchers and catchers day! The Bucs (well, some of them) are in Bradenton, meaning we can officially declare that baseball season has begun!  Here are some of the most important things you should be paying attention to this spring: Who’s the 5th starter? Francisco Liriano is a Bucco, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be ready to start the season. That means there would still be a spot in the starting rotation up for grabs until he’s back. A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez are in for sure. James McDonald and Jeff Karstens will most likely be behind them. The last spot will likely go to Kyle McPherson or Jeff Locke. Both had short big league stints last year and McPherson was more impressive, but Locke has a better and more extensive minor-league track record (McPherson virtually skipped AAA while Locke pitched very well there) and posted solid peripherals. The decision could very well come down to spring performance. As for potential dark horses, Jonathan Sanchez could be one if h...
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