Basically there are two schools of thought on the Pittsburgh Pirates signing the polarizing Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez is a massive project for the men who will be coaching the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff in 2013.

The second is that last year, Jonathan Sanchez set some of the worst records imaginable for a starting pitcher–why are the Pirates wasting their time again?

Yep. This is one of those low risk, high upside moves we have seen a few times under the Neal Huntington regime.

But still, it’s hard for me to imagine someone saying that about a pitcher with the fourth highest strikeout rate from 2008 to 2011. We say, why not roll the dice on a player like Sanchez?

In a lot of ways during that four-year run, Sanchez was Bad-Ass.

Bad because his 24.1 percent strikeout rate only trailed Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw and Yovani Gallardo.