James McDonald

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Trade Deadline: another starter?

Do the Pirates need to add a starter at the deadline? Their starting pitching depth is the reason they are in 1st place and own the best record in baseball.  But, now that it is possible both James McDonald and Wandy Rodriguez could be done for the season, that depth is depleted. Yes, they still … Continue reading

Could J-Mac Be Overused?

James McDonald is becoming an ace.  Can he keep this up? I certainly believe he can.  He has a good fastball, nice curveball, and great accuracy.  I’ve a small concern he could hit the wall at the end of the season, especially if the Bucs can find their way into the post-season.  He’s never come … Continue reading

Rotation Shake Up

I am predicting (and hoping) for a shake up in the Pirates’ starting rotation.  With the struggling Charlie Morton going on the DL today being replaced on the roster by reliever Juan Cruz, a spot is open in the rotation.  I will assume that when Tuesday rolls around and Morton’s spot in the rotation is … Continue reading

Stoppers

For the longest time, the Bucs have been without a stopper in their rotation.  That one guy who could prevent losses from stacking up.  The one arm in the rotation that could ensure a competitive game regardless of the ineptness of the offense.  A.J. Burnett, minus one horrendous game, has been that guy.  If he … Continue reading

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