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The Ideal Off-Season

The Ideal Off-Season

Yesterday I ran a poll asking for you to vote on your ideal off-season at the four big areas of need: catcher, first base, shortstop, and starting pitcher.  The vote was meant to look at realistic options that are available to the Pittsburgh Pirates, rather than some of the options they have no shot at landing, such as Albert Pujols or Jose Reyes.

My ideal additions for each position would be Ramon Hernandez, Derrek Lee, Clint Barmes, and Chris Capuano.  The voters agreed with me in all four positions.

Chris Capuano saw the most votes in the starting pitching poll, narrowly edging out Rich Harden.  Capuano finished with 17.4% of the vote, while Harden finished with 17.11% of the vote.  The next best option was a trade, which received 12.39% of the vote, followed by Erik Bedard with 1...

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