Lincoln threw seven shutout innings in his one start of the week.
This week I thought I'd address a series of "What if . . . . ?" questions, as in "What would the Pirates do if they needed a (insert position here)?" Major league teams now treat their AAA affiliates largely as taxi squads. It's rare for a AAA team to have more than a handful of prospects, so rosters are often loaded with players whom the parent club can call up if they need help due to injuries or players not performing. Although the Pirates have more actual prospects (some of them admittedly marginal) at Indianapolis, they also have some taxi squad types there as well. So let's take a look at what kind of alternatives they have should . . . well . . . some bad stuff happen.
Before I start, though, I should acknow...
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