In today's Ron Cook Column, Pirates GM Neal Huntington attributes Brad Lincoln's early-career struggles to him having too much respect for opposing hitters. It's so typical of the Pirates to come up with such a ridiculous excuse for another of their "prospects" who is failing miserably. Brad Lincoln is 25 years old and was drafted 4 years ago...at what point does "prospect" become "bust?" I'll reserve that judgment for now, but his 1-4 record, 6.57 ERA and 21K's in 50.2 innings are far from promising. Let's let Cook explain.
Something might have been saved, actually.
But it's absolutely the right call.
Can you say Charlie Morton?
He kept getting his brains beat in.
The poor guy needed psychological help.
Much better pitching.
Pitching, pitching, and pitching.
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