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Spring Training Game 14: Bucs/Indians Recap

Spring Training Game 14: Bucs/Indians Recap

If there was any doubt left in your mind that Tony Armas was going to be the Pirates' fifth starter, it had to be relieved yesterday.  Armas threw four innings of one-hit ball, allowing only a solo home run to Ryan Garko.  The Pirates won 6-1.
As soon as he signed his $3 million contract, Tony had the job won (whether Shawn Chacon bombed this spring or not).  Dave Littlefield isn't a fan of eating salary.  A Grapefruit League ERA of 2.00 is better than 12.00, but it doesn't mean much.  We'll see how he throws in April and May.
Brad Eldred made me look bad, going 0 for 2 at the plate with two strikeouts.  As more curveballs get thrown his way, I figure he'll go fishing and his walk ratio will begin to flatline.  Realistically, he'd be best suited heading to Indy, playing a full season in right field and facing live pitching every day.  If he proves that he still has a little prospect blood left in him, then maybe you let him try to win a job next spring.
The Bucs have a rare off day tod...

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