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First Pitch: Free Bryan Morris

First Pitch: Free Bryan Morris

Yesterday I wondered why the Pirates didn't seem to trust their prospects. Rather than giving a start to one of Kyle McPherson or Justin Wilson, the Pirates went with Kevin Correia, who had pitched the day before.

Today the Pirates sent down McPherson and Wilson in order to activate Chad Qualls and bring up Daniel McCutchen. Those weren't bad moves to make. McPherson might have been a better option than Correia on zero days of rest, but he could also use more time in Triple-A. And by sending Wilson down now, the Pirates can move him to the bullpen and call him up before September 1st, allowing him to qualify for the post-season roster.

The questionable move was actually a non-move. The Pirates kept Bryan Morris in Triple-A. Morris threw 2.2 innings on Monday, so he wouldn't have been available on Tuesday. But the Pirates could have planned ahead and saved him, knowing they'd need another reliever.

It doesn't make sense to keep Morris down. He's got the stuff to be a future closer in...

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