Jorge De La Rosa - ZumaPress

In August, I considered whether the Pirates starting lineup could be significantly improved through free agency this upcoming offseason. I concluded that the realistic best-case scenario would be for the team to sign Johnny Damon and Adam Dunn, which would probably add just a few wins to the team’s record. And quite honestly, signing one of those two players is a bit of a stretch. I completed that post by promising a part two in which I would take a look at the free agent pitching options. Well, that was more than two months ago, but a promise is a promise.

Taking some advice from epoc in the comments section of my original post, I am using CHONE’s updated player projections for this analysis. Specifically, I am looking at CHONE’s context-neutral ERA p...

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