Thursday is podcast recording day, which means I spent most of my time today writing articles for the site, recording tomorrow's show, and editing that show. Therefore, rather than a formal article, we're going to do a Thursday thoughts article again.

**Put me down as someone who isn't concerned with the bullpen usage. If we're talking about the middle relievers, there's plenty of depth in Indianapolis. That depth probably doesn't include Vic Black (DL) or Duke Welker (struggling) right now, but it does include guys who are having success like Ryan Reid and Jared Hughes.

How can the Pirates reduce Jason Grilli's workload? Photo credit: David Hague

If we're talking about Jason Grilli or Mark Melancon, that's a bit of a different story. Right now Melancon is on pace for 84 innings, ...

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