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Indy Fan
12:39
When a player is called up from Indy, do they fly commercial or do the Pirates send a private plane?
Bill Brink
12:40
Believe it's commercial. At least, it used to be. I remember one Sunday morning the Pirates were testing graphics for Michael Martinez on the PNC Park scoreboard. I tweeted a joke about it and two people responded that he was on their flight that had just landed in Pittsburgh. I ran back down to the clubhouse and discovered Clint Barmes had torn his groin muscle off the bone, necessitating Martinez's recall.
Eric
12:41
Can Cole put up another 5+ WAR season like 2015, or do you think he's more of a 2 - 3 WAR pitcher?
Bill Brink
12:42
I think Cole can be 2015 Cole again if he stays healthy. 2013 and '15, he was healthy. '14 and '16, he wasn't.
Desperate in the Burgh
12:42
Do you ever recall watching a team where the lineup varies so much every day?
Bill Brink
12:42
I feel like this happened in 2011, with all the rotating catchers, then they acquired Ludwick and Lee, then both of them got hurt. The next year too with all the injuries. It happens.
Indy Fan
12:43
I just bought a new Pirates flag for the house, but I refuse to raise it, until we get a win. Think it will be today or am I going to have to wait until the weekend? Thanks for the weekly chats, Bill, it's always fun!
Bill Brink
12:43
Glad you enjoy them! Thanks for participating. As for the flag, they've got Glasnow going against Lester today, so that could be tough sledding.
12:45
That's it for today, thanks for all the great questions! We'll do it again next week.
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