Decisions: The fifth starter
As winter finally winds down and the date that pitchers and catchers report approaches quickly, let's take a look at some of the decisions facing the Pirates in camp this year.
With Zach Duke, Paul Maholm, Ross Ohlendorf, and Charlie Morton all but assured spots in the Pirates' 2010 rotation, that only leaves one spot in the rotation for Kevin Hart and Dan McCutchen. With Octavio Dotel, Brendan Donnelly, and probably DJ Carrasco in the bullpen it's entirely possible that Hart and McCutchen will be competing not just for a starting role this spring, but for a spot on the big league roster.
Both pitchers are 27 (McCutchen is just two months older than Hart and both were acquired by the Pirates in trades. Hart had some success with the Cubs last year, putting up a 2.61 ERA despite a 0.72...