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Why I don't want Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon, the third baseman for Rice who has drawn comparisons to Evan Longoria, would be a phenomenal addition to the Pirates organization.  Not unlike Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper from the last two drafts, Rendon has emerged as the consensus #1 overall selection, barring any unforeseen setbacks.  For the Pirates to be able to draft Rendon, they would likely need to lose the most games in baseball in 2010.  Pirates fans can imagine a lineup that includes Rendon and Alvarez in the middle of the order, and that would be great. 

But here is the problem I see.  If the Pirates are so bad for the rest of this season with Pedro, Tabata, and Walker in the lineup that they end up with the #1 overall pick, I don't think our team plus Rendon could compete.  I am sure y'all will respond that first, the Pirates' pitching prospects are not in Pittsburgh yet, and second, the 2010 versions Alvarez and Tabata will not be as good as the 2012 versions of them.  While both of those points may be true, I don't think Rendon + a few pitching prospects (minus Duke and/or Maholm) could turn the WORST team in baseball into a World Series contender. 

Am I thinking about this wrong?  Could the Pirates conceivably finish with the worst record in baseball with our current lineup, but still end of competing for a World Series in a few years?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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