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Thank you Neal Huntington for not listening to me (a.k.a. I'm not afraid to admit when I am wrong!)

Was just reading where Brandon Webb had another setback in his rehab, won't be playing this year for the Rangers, and is possibly going to have another surgery.

This past off-season, I was a big proponent (and mentioned it multiple times), that I thought the Pirates should go after some inexpensive bounce-back injury candidates to help improve their rotation.  Over and over again, I suggested Brandon Webb and Brad Penny as two candidates that the Pirates should DEFINITELY consider adding.

I'm not too big of a man to be able to admit: boy was I WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!

Not only is Webb not going to be able to play this year, but Penny (despite one fleeting shot at a no-hitter this year) has pitched pretty poorly for the Tigers this year, with his walks really high and strikeouts are pretty low.

Luckily, NH chose a bounce-back candidate of another kind, namely Kevin Correia.  Correia has been a perfect fit for the Bucs rotation.  We can argue that his stats may not show that he's dominating as much as his record shows, but I think it's pretty evident that his starts have kind of set the tone for the entire staff.  Plus, he seems pretty unflappable (doesn't get too high after a win or too low after a loss.)  Nice pick-up, Neal!

So, while lots of people are weighing in on numerous (mostly bad or insane) trade proposals in the last few weeks, let this be a warning to you: Most times it's the moves that you DON'T make, that have the biggest impact.

Thanks again NH, for not listening to me!!

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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