Reaction Time: Tough Pitching Decisions A Net Positive For Pittsburgh Pirates


Feb 19, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley (46) pitches during Thursday afternoon s workout at Pirate City. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

This week, the Pittsburgh Pirates made two tough calls regarding their Opening Day pitching staff, going with Jeff Locke over Vance Worley for the final rotation spot Monday evening and demoting John Holdzkom to Triple-A on Tuesday morning.

Although a case could be made that both decisions were mistakes, I explain in this Reaction Time video that being in this situation is a good sign for the organization:

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