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First Pitch: The Next Liriano and The Left-Handed First Baseman

First Pitch: The Next Liriano and The Left-Handed First Baseman

We're through day two of four of the 2013 Winter Meetings. There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Pirates so far, specifically focused on first base and starting pitching. It's to the point where we can get an idea of what the Pirates are going to do, and the only question that remains is "when will the moves take place?" I decided to break it down further for each position below.
The Next Francisco Liriano
Jayson Stark had a tweet tonight saying that the Pirates were looking for the next Francisco Liriano.

https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/410576271446245376

That's not news, since we've heard all off-season that the Pirates would be looking at bounce back pitchers. Neal Huntington has said that signing another pitcher wouldn't impact their ability to re-sign A.J. Burnett. However, with the indecision from Burnett it seems like the Pirates might have to settle for a bounce back candidate as a replacement.

How you feel about that approach probably depends on how yo...

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