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The Pirates Are Getting to the “Better” Part of Their Rotation

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Paul Maholm is arguably not a front-of-the-rotation starter. Ian Snell is certainly not a No. 2 starter, even on the weak Pirates staff. That's one reason why the Pirates have lost the last few games. But that may be exactly the point.

Zach Duke and Ross Ohlendorf are decidedly better than the average three and four starters, and Jeff Karstens is a legitimate No. 5. These pitchers are "coming up," bringing the Pirates to the "better" part of a still-questionable rotation.

You might think of the five starters as players of "boards" in a chess tournament. First starters typically pitch against other first starters, second starters usually go against other second starters, etc. Paul Maholm is decidedly inferior against ...

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