With yesterday's news that the Pirates were adding Jonathan Sanchez, and today's news that they're still on track to sign Francisco Liriano, the starting pitching scene is getting crowded. Here is a breakdown of all the options who are either currently on the team, or in the case of Sanchez/Liriano, expected to sign.
Guarantees for the Rotation
Burnett threw over 200 innings in 2012.

A.J. Burnett - Burnett had a 3.51 ERA in 202.1 innings last year, and his 3.40 xFIP backed that up. The move to the NL and out of the AL East really seemed to work for him.

Wandy Rodriguez - He's not the same pitcher he was a few years ago, but Rodriguez is still effective. Between the Astros and Pirates he combined for a 3.76 ERA in 205.2 innings, with a 4.09 xFIP.

James McDonald - McDonald was a t...

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