This week's podcast went up today, and on the show we talked about whether Gregory Polanco or Jameson Taillon should come up in September. The argument for Taillon was that the Pirates should be "all hands on deck", and he could provide value out of the bullpen with a 99 MPH fastball and a plus curveball. At one point in the conversation, I mentioned something along the lines of how the Pirates don't have a need for a guy with an upper 90s fastball and a plus breaking pitch.

That would probably sound completely absurd if we weren't talking about the Pirates. But considering how many relievers they have with those two abilities, it's true. Later tonight I received a report that Nick Kingham had hit 98 MPH in Bradenton before his promotion to Altoona. I had seen him hit 97 before this sea...

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