Jeanmar Gomez represents the biggest strength of the 2013 Pirates. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

After recording the podcast today, I was talking with James and Tom about depth. We were specifically talking about the Dodgers, and how despite their mega payroll, they don't really have a good team. They've had a lot of injuries, but who do they have behind those big salaries? Hanley Ramirez goes down, and Justin Sellers is their shortstop. It's not like Dee Gordon was doing any better. They've lost a lot of pitchers to injuries, to the point where Matt Magill has made four starts, and Stephen Fife has made one. Keep in mind, this is a $216 M payroll.

That got me thinking about the Pirates and why they're better this year than last year. The big reason is depth. Last year it was Andrew Mc...

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