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• Three more beat Monday's reporting day for position players to camp: Pedro Alvarez, Gregory Polanco and Chris Dickerson pulled into Pirate City on Sunday.

• One reason the Pirates are comfortable with Burnett's decision to sign elsewhere and with their in-house pitching being deep enough to pick up the slack: in 2013, they got 37 starts out of "secondary" starters (behind their top five), the most of the 10 other postseason teams (the other nine averaged 23). And the Bucs were 24-13 in those 37 games.

• Three more beat Monday's reporting day for position players to camp: Pedro Alvarez, Gregory Polanco and Chris Dickerson pulled into Pirate City on Sunday.

• One reason the Pirates are comfortable with Burnett's decision to sign elsewhere and with their in-house pitching being deep enough to pick up the slack: in 2013, they got 37 starts out of "secondary" starters (behind their top five), the most of the 10 other postseason teams (the other nine averaged 23). And the Bucs were 24-13 in those 37 games.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.

 

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