As it stands right now, the Pittsburgh Pirates have eight contenders for seven bullpen spots. Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, and Justin Wilson are locks for the bullpen due to their performances in 2013. That leaves four more players for three spots.

Complicating the matter is that those four players -- Jeanmar Gomez, Vin Mazzaro, Bryan Morris, and Stolmy Pimentel -- are all out of options. All four bring a lot to the table as far as their potential value to the Major League club.

Gomez and Mazzaro had strong numbers in 2013 with the Pirates, with Gomez making a few key starts for the team throughout the year. Morris also had good results, although his advanced metrics suggest that he won't repeat that if he continues pitching like he did without adding strikeouts. He's le...

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