I've got a pretty busy day today and something cool coming at FanHouse tonight or tomorrow, so I don't have time for a long post today. Here's what's going down on Friday afternoon:
It's easy to see who's got an inside track for the rotation right now. Jeff Karstens innings are being limited and it seems pretty clear he's going to be the guy headed to the bullpen.
Surprising no one, Phil Dumatrait is going to start the year on the DL.
I did another Q&A with someone about the Pirates for 2009, this time with Greg Kentz of the Philly Sports Post.
Poll, as always, is in the left sidebar.
And finally, two more reader pics from spring training, this time from Andy Coulter (click for full-size). First up is the Pirates and Tigers at McKechnie:
And second is the Pirates stretching before their game against the Astros last Saturday in Osceola: