I made a post last year attempting to predict the 2012 Pirates starters, and generally failed miserably. It's amazing how much can change in just one year. Anyway, here is the link to last years post if interested...
Anyway, how about looking ahead to 2013? 2013 seems to be the general consensus as to when the Pirates should be able to contend for the NL Central, so what do you think the Opening Day 2013 Lineup will look like?
C- Tony Sanchez
1B- Pedro Alvarez
2B- Neil Walker
SS- Chase d'Arnaud (or maybe/hopefully a FA)
3B- Anthony Rendon
LF- Andrew McCutchen (switch to LF in favor of Marte's defense?)
CF- Starling Marte
RF- Jose Tabata
SP- Jameson Taillon (too soon?)
SP- James McDonald
SP- Rudy Owens
SP- Bryan Morris
SP- Jeff Locke
CL- Joel Hanrahan
Take a shot guys, then laugh at yourself 1 year later.