One year ago, no one expected Morton's 2011 numbers.

One year ago today, Pittsburgh Pirates right handed pitcher Charlie Morton was coming off a disaster of a season.  In 79.2 innings he posted a 7.57 ERA, spanning 17 starts.  Despite the poor numbers, I wrote about how Morton deserved another shot.  I looked at Morton's 2009 season (good results, minus the one bad start in August), I looked at his 2010 season (poor results up until the final month), I looked at how Joe Kerrigan might not have been much of a help in 2010, and I looked at the mistake the Pirates made when they gave up on Tom Gorzelanny too early.  In summary, I felt that the 2010 season, as bad as it was, wasn't enough to write off Morton.

Morton entered the 2011 season a completely different pitcher.  He learned ...

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