After starting on Opening Day, Ryan Doumit appears poised to start over Ronny Paulino against the majority of right-handed pitchers.
Manager John Russell isn't calling it a platoon, but rather a "tandem." Cute. Paulino is scheduled to start against left-hander Mike Hampton on Wednesday, but no starter has been named for Thursday's game against righty Jair Jurrjens. It's appears quite possible Doumit could wind up the Pirates' primary catcher this season
I would do a deal with them. Considering how bad they are and how bad we need a catcher. We are set up enough for the future that even if we do give them something that can help lead to a good future, it wouldn't end up biting us in the butt