Monday, April 13, 2009

Zach Duke?

Did you know that Pirates pitcher Zach Duke is already 2-0?

Did you know that he threw a complete game shutout in the Pirates home opener this afternoon?

Did you know that nobody in baseball had more than three complete game shutouts last year?

Duke is 1/3 of the way there.

Duke is a talented pitcher and went 8-2 with a 1.81 ERA in 2005, his rookie year. But he's been hammered with injuries ever since.

Imagine if he turned it around. 

All I can say is about 1 week into the season and I've already had two positive posts about the Pirates.

Well, all I know is Sully Baseball has become a place to hear a Red Sox fan obsess over the Nationals, Marlins and Pirates.

That's a sure fire way to drive traffic up!



  2. They still will suck, somehow, i know they can do it!

  3. Imagine this for a moment: An outfield of Jason Bay, Nate McClouth, and Jose Guillen. And infield of (from third to first): Aramis Ramirez, Jack Wilson, Freddy Sanchez, and Brad Nelson (Adam LaRoche isnt logical in this scenario)....

    that'd be a pretty good lineup...

    if only...

  4. Imagine if they drafted Tim Lincecum instead of Brad Lincoln

    Imagine if they drafted Matt Garza instead of Andrew McCutchen

    Imagine if they drafted Jered Weaver, Stephen Drew or Josh Fields instead of Neil Walker

    Imagine if they drafted BJ Upton, Prince Fielder, Jeff Francis, Scott Kazmir, Cole Hamels or Jeff Francoeur instead of Bryan Bullington

    Imagine if they drafted David Wright instead of John Van Benschoten

    Imagine if they drafted Adam Wainwright instead of Sean Burnett

    Imagine if they drafted Barry Zito, Ben Sheets, Jason Jennings or Alex Rios instead of Bobby Bradley

    Imagine if they drafted Brad Lidge or Aaron Rowand instead of Clint Johnson

    Imagine if they drafted Jon Garland, Lance Berkman or Michael Young instead of JJ Davis

    Look, I know the draft is a crap shoot... but when a team KEEPS picking the wrong player year after year, it says a lot about either their scouts or their minor league managers