Gorzelanny and Tabata cut

The Pirates have cut Tom Gorzelanny and Jose Tabata from the major league portion of camp, sending both to the minors. This leaves 43 players in camp, including three pitchers fighting for the final two rotation spots. Tabata is not a surprise. He has 383 at bats at AA, and none at AAA in his career. All of those AA at-bats came last year. He struggled in 294 at bats with the Yankees, posting a .248/.319/.310 line with a 98 AB/HR...

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Spring Training Battles: Starting Rotation

Last year the downfall of the Pirates was the starting rotation, which led the Pirates to the worst ERA in the NL, and the 28th ranked ERA in the majors. The starting pitchers racked up a 33-67 record, with a 5.36 ERA in their 162 starts. Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny were the two biggest disappointments. I’d say Matt Morris was a big disappointment, but I don’t think anyone was expecting much from him, despite the $10 M...

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