An Early Look Into The Pirates Starting Pitching Options This Winter

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Dustin May

This would be a very exciting addition to the Pirates rotation. But, to do this, would mean the subtraction of Felipe Vazquez. The Dodgers and Pirates had extensive conversations about Vazquez leading up to the 2019 trade deadline, but weren’t able to get a deal set in stone. The Pirates were reportedly asking for Dustin May in any package for Vazquez. A deal was more likely to happen in the winter for the Pirates flame-throwing closer. Talks could pick up after the season between LA and Pittsburgh. Especially if the Dodger bullpen costs the team in October once again.

The Dodger bullpen has struggled this season as well as imploding in the world series for the past couple years. They may get a bit desperate to add impact relievers to their diminished bullpen. It would be quite exciting to plug May in the rotation next to Mitch Keller, another young starter with potential.

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They call him Gingergaard because he has long red locks that resemble Noah Syndergaard‘s flow. He recently was called up to make his debut in the majors and you can see why the Dodgers covet him. A tall, lanky presence on the mound that throws upper 90’s. It will be quite interesting to see how the Dodgers 2019 playoff run ends. It could have them running to the Pirates with more of a willingness to let May go in a trade for Vazquez.