How Can The Pittsburgh Pirates Replace Jameson Taillon?
It won’t be easy
No matter who the Pittsburgh Pirates go with, replacing Jameson Taillon will not be easy. To be honest, it will be near impossible. This is due to how good of a starting pitcher Jameson Taillon is.
Losing Taillon is yet another blow to the 2017 Pirates, a team already without their best all-around player in Starling Marte and starting third baseman and best power hitter Jung Ho Kang. Now they will be without their second best starting pitcher Jameson Taillon for an extended period of time.
The Pirates have already announced that Trevor Williams will start on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. However, with another poor outing his days in the rotation could be, and should be, numbered. Thus opening the door for Steven Brault or Trevor Williams.
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At this point, it will be very difficult for the Pittsburgh Pirates to compete this season. Which sucks, but that’s just the cold hard truth for a team as decimated as the Pirates are by injuries, suspensions, and the Kang situation.
If the Pirates are still going to compete, they need their starting pitching to carry the team. In order for that to happen, they need to find a good replacement for Jameson Taillon. Unfortunately, that will not be easy.