Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2012
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re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
If there's one good thing about the Pirates offense, it's Andrew McCutchen. Neil Walker is a good youngster too. Having an amazing start to the month, probably going to get hot now that the pressure of batting cleanup is behind him. 2nd spot should be good for him. Jones and Alavarez provide a little power. Unfortunately, they are all young players and it's tough to be consistent hitting when you're depending on an offense stacked with younger talent. Which explains why as team they are so horribly ranked.
Joel Hanrahan has become one of baseball's best closers. Unlike last year, he's blown a couple already, but he's without a doubt a reason why they've won some of those close ones. Burnett/McDonald have given them solid outings.
Pirates are a fun young team to watch. I would like to see them make some noise and surprise the league but realistically, they will probably fall off by the All Star break.