Last night I recapped the first half for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that their poor off-season approach in terms of pitching fueled some of their problems with the rotation and bullpen struggling. One of the common responses to that was a challenge to name a pitcher who would have helped or upgraded over Ryan Vogelsong.

This response is a bit strange for two reasons. First, I wrote in the article that adding a better pitcher probably still wouldn't have fully helped. It would have given them a boost, but they'd still have problems. Second, we could play the game of "Who should they have gotten?", but that takes us down a long, winding path to nowhere. I personally liked Scott Kazmir, Mat Latos, J.A. Happ, and a few other options who weren't saviors. Happ went off the board early, bu...

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