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    Re: Pirates fail

    Quote Originally Posted by yadontSabo View Post
    With Wandy's recent injury history there's a good chance Volquez could see a lot of innings.
    They also have Jameson Taillon coming up soon.

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    Re: Pirates fail

    I don't think the Pirates could afford Burnett at $14 Million. Rumor is they offered him around $8 Million and it "insulted" him. Wandy is a wild card, but subbing Volquez for Burnett, a probable regression from Liriano and Jeff Locke already turning into a pumpkin, means they'll need a big year from Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon will need to burst on the scene. I'm pessimistic on the Reds, but I think the Pirates will finish 4th and several games behind Cincy. They could be tough in 2015 when Polanco, Hanson and Taillon should all be ready.
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    Re: Pirates fail

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I don't think the Pirates could afford Burnett at $14 Million. Rumor is they offered him around $8 Million and it "insulted" him. Wandy is a wild card, but subbing Volquez for Burnett, a probable regression from Liriano and Jeff Locke already turning into a pumpkin, means they'll need a big year from Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon will need to burst on the scene. I'm pessimistic on the Reds, but I think the Pirates will finish 4th and several games behind Cincy. They could be tough in 2015 when Polanco, Hanson and Taillon should all be ready.

    I think this is spot on.....and I hope it pans out this way.

    Sorry Pirates fans. Back to not making the playoffs.
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    At least the Reds are wearing camo so nobody can see how bad they're playing.

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    Re: Pirates fail

    Pirates will be fine. They are still loaded down on the farm.

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    Re: Pirates fail

    This Pirates were incredibly lucky to win 94 games last season. I think they have a pretty good shot at finishing above .500 in 2014, but they're not winning 90+ games. I think they'll win around 85.

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    Re: Pirates fail

    Bucs have a strong farm. They'll be fine unless their management goes off the rails. That's a factor that is too often ignored. I'd rank the front offices Cards then Reds then Bucs/Brewers and lastly the Cubs, despite the vaunted Epstein.
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