Now I did a fanpost last week or so about how the Pirates should counter Strasburg with Tabata or Alvarez, but thats becuase I feel Tabata is ready, and Alvarez is wishful thinking. But Starkey here really feels the Buccos should send Lincoln out there. Now I feel like Lincoln deserves the callup too, but I am not in favor of sending him out there to face Strasburg in his MLB debut. Starkey sites examples that if he gets crushed and he is a future ace he should be able to handle it??? No, that is not good for any prospect to get rocked in his debut, let alone a nationally televised one.