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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Rotation

Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Rotation

Morton had a 3.83 ERA in 2011.

Perhaps no position reflected the ups and downs of the 2011 season more than the starting rotation.  Coming in to the 2011 season, the rotation was looked upon as the biggest weakness of the team.  The priority over the off-season was to upgrade the rotation, with a lot of fans feeling that the rotation had as many as four spots open.  Charlie Morton was coming off a disaster of a year.  Paul Maholm didn't post good numbers either.  Jeff Karstens had some of the best numbers on the staff, but was still close to a 5.00 ERA.  James McDonald and Ross Ohlendorf were the only two guys that came in to the 2011 season with good results in 2010.

The Pirates added Kevin Correia over the off-season, but largely stuck with the same rotation they had to finish the ...

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