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Spring Training Notes: The Roles of Andrew Lambo and Jordy Mercer

Spring Training Notes: The Roles of Andrew Lambo and Jordy Mercer

During yesterday's meeting with the media, Clint Hurdle made two comments that really stood out to me as far as how the Pirates see two of their starting positions.

The first base position has been in question this off-season, with Andrew Lambo seeming to be the front-runner. The Pirates added Chris McGuiness, who has looked good in limited appearances so far this Spring. But Hurdle's comments on McGuiness pointed to Lambo being the guy at first base.

"We've liked the kid. We got him here for a reason, to provide some depth," Hurdle said. "An outside opportunity to possibly break with the club. Let's see where he can take it."

That's not a big surprise, since I've been projecting Lambo as the starter and McGuiness as the backup. What was more surprising was when Hurdle said that J...

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