This week we’re going to take a look at the market for various positions that the Pirates may be interested in this offseason. Today’s article will look at the market for starting pitchers.
While the market for catchers is weak and the market for corner infielders/outfielders is slightly above-average, the starting pitcher market is rather deep.
Whether you think the Pirates will actively pursue a starting pitcher this offseason depends on your ideas on two pieces of data:
1) If you think the Pirates will non-tender Jeff Karstens. If Karstens is non-tendered, the Pirates will have three holdovers in Burnett, Rodriguez, and McDonald. The Pirates will have to fill two slots in the rotation, whether using internal options or new acquisitions. If Karstens stays, then the Pirates w...
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