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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #26

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #26

This is the 26th edition of Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable, a bi-weekly collaboration of Pirates writers and thinkers from around the Internet. If you’d like to submit a question to our panel, or if you’re interested in learning more about participating, e-mail the moderator here.
Question #1:
Based on what you've seen this spring (and considering their careers to date), take a guess at the timetables set for Brian Bixler, Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen. When will they arrive as full-timers in Pittsburgh, if ever? No cop-outs: I want dates.

Steve from The Parrot:
Bixler: Never becomes a full-timer. He’ll be a reserve infielder for two or three years, starting in 2008. Jack Wilson will unfortunately be the starting shortstop until 2011. Bixler is the new Mike Edwards.
Walker: He’ll never see the majors in a Pirate uniform. He’ll struggle in the minors as he learns his new position and be traded for pitching or non-tendered in two or three years. The Bucs made a bad decision to chan...

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