Pirates face dilemma with Cole, Taillon
February, 21, 2013
By Buster Olney | ESPN Insider
Mike Janes/AP PhotoBringing up Cole and Taillon this year could hurt their development and start their free agency clock.BRADENTON, Fla. -- After Russell Martin finished his work in the batting cage, taking swings against Wandy Rodriguez and Jonathan Sanchez in live batting practice, he did what he's always liked to do as part of his regimen and jogged out to field ground balls at shortstop. By late this summer, he'll be beat up physically, as all catchers are, but for now, in February, he is moving crisply, bouncing around one of the practice fields at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training facility.