Glasnow Wins Final Spot in Rotation

In the end, Pirates management decided to go with potential.

Following the last night’s game in Montreal, Clint Hurdle announced that rookie Tyler Glasnow had won the final spot in the Opening Day 2017 starting rotation over Trevor Williams.

Good news for a Williams is that he will be coming North with the team as he’ll be a member of the bullpen along with veteran Wade LeBlanc. Williams deserved to make the team considering he was one of the team’s better pitchers this spring.

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2017 Pirates Player Payroll

The Pirates  payroll and how much money owner Bob Nutting is a yearly debate amongst Pirate fans.

He’s cheap or he’s a billionaire and should spend more money are points Pirate fans bring up when discussing the Pirates owner

Like it or not, the Pirates payroll will remain in the $95 to a $110 million range. Here’s a look at how the Pirates are spending their money this year.

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Will the Pirates Rotation be Good Enough?

If you ask Pirate fans the biggest thing that worries them about the 2017 team, most will say the rotation isn’t good or deep enough to truly compete.

Most believe Clint Hurdle has a couple of strong options at the top but the bottom of the rotation is lacking and there’s little depth.

Is that accurate? It might be but I believe the performance of Tyler Glasnow can change that narrative.

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