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« on: March 24, 2011, 02:51:41 PM »

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_729008.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 02:54:43 PM »

Good news.  I knew he had potential to be a number one starter.

I hope the Cubbies beat the Bucs out for 6th place.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 02:57:20 PM »

We'll be talkin about this 10 years from now as to how we went from Correja to Tallion/Heredia as far as Opening Day starters good.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 03:07:34 PM »

In before uproar to remind everyone what a token title "opening day starter" is. If healthy and moderately effective, Correia will make 30 starts. So will Maholm (if not traded). So will Ohlendorf. So will McDonald. There will be 162 total starts over the course of the 2011 baseball season for the Pirates. It's such a non-issue that Correia happens to be making the first one of those, the amount of time and energy I've seen spent on this topic is pretty silly.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 03:38:19 PM »

With Mcdonald missing time, and the fact that they probably want Maholm to open at home there wasn't much choice.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 04:08:58 PM »

In before uproar to remind everyone what a token title "opening day starter" is. If healthy and moderately effective, Correia will make 30 starts. So will Maholm (if not traded). So will Ohlendorf. So will McDonald. There will be 162 total starts over the course of the 2011 baseball season for the Pirates. It's such a non-issue that Correia happens to be making the first one of those, the amount of time and energy I've seen spent on this topic is pretty silly.
If the past 18 Opening Day starters are any example...healthy and moderately effective are two adjectives that won't be able to describe Correia at the end of the season.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 04:43:03 PM »

In before uproar to remind everyone what a token title "opening day starter" is. If healthy and moderately effective, Correia will make 30 starts. So will Maholm (if not traded). So will Ohlendorf. So will McDonald. There will be 162 total starts over the course of the 2011 baseball season for the Pirates. It's such a non-issue that Correia happens to be making the first one of those, the amount of time and energy I've seen spent on this topic is pretty silly.

That post was a breath of fresh air.  The opening day starter is a nice 'honor' on a team with good pitching, but we already know that the bucs pitchers are mediocre at best.  It doesn't label Correia as the ace of the staff or anything like that.   Maholm gets the 'honor' of starting the home opener, but that means little as well.  Would it really make anyone feel better if one of the others had been named the starter? 
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011, 05:11:45 PM »

   Now that we know Correia is the opening day starter you can now look at the calendar and figure out the approx date the Bucs will begin to shop around guys like Beimel,Overbay and an overpriced catcher and start building towards a better team in 2012. That date would be March 31st unless my math is wrong?
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 05:23:36 PM »

In before uproar to remind everyone what a token title "opening day starter" is. If healthy and moderately effective, Correia will make 30 starts. So will Maholm (if not traded). So will Ohlendorf. So will McDonald. There will be 162 total starts over the course of the 2011 baseball season for the Pirates. It's such a non-issue that Correia happens to be making the first one of those, the amount of time and energy I've seen spent on this topic is pretty silly.

That post was a breath of fresh air.  The opening day starter is a nice 'honor' on a team with good pitching, but we already know that the bucs pitchers are mediocre at best.  It doesn't label Correia as the ace of the staff or anything like that.   Maholm gets the 'honor' of starting the home opener, but that means little as well.  Would it really make anyone feel better if one of the others had been named the starter?  

I understand your point there Scrap, and agree.  But it's even less important than that.  Because "mediocre at best" is giving considerably too much to the starting pitching.  At least it is using a reasonable person standard.   Basically, he's #1 on the worst starting staff in baseball.  (On paper, at least)  So yeah.  Meaningless.
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