Pirates' Dream Staff May Be a Reality

Pirates' Dream Staff May Be a Reality

What a sweet ring there is to the names ...

Roy Halladay. Cliff Lee. Roy Oswalt. Cole Hamels.

Is it so wrong to dream?

Charlie Morton. Jameson Taillon. Stetson Allie. Luis Heredia. Gerrit Cole.

I'm here this morning to tell you I'm dreaming.

I have absolutely no problem with the Pirates taking Cole No. 1 in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies bought their dream rotation of Halladay, Lee, Oswalt and Hamels. Halladay came in a trade from the Toronto Blue Jays and was given a three-year, $60 million contract extension through 2013. Lee signed as a free agent in the winter for five years, $120 million. Oswalt came in a trade from the Houston Astros and is making $16 million this season. Hamels is the only core starter to come through the Phillies' minor league system.

Nice if you can do it that way.

The Pirates can't.

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