Analysis

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #6

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #6

Question #1:
Should the Pirates keep veterans like Salomon Torres and Damaso Marte around when they control a number of younger relievers who may be ready to step into a big league bullpen?
Matt and Alan from Bucco Wire:
We think the Pirates should keep Torres. Torres was signed at a very cheap price for a dependable reliever, compared to what others are now getting on the market. He eats a lot of innings out of the bullpen and could serve as a nice veteran presence for all the young guys. Marte, however, should be dealt. He's a lefty that a some other teams would like to have at his cheaper price, plus his average season last year doesn't demand him to stay in the bullpen above any younger guys.

Carson and Corey from We Should Be GM's:
"May be ready" is the key part of this question. Alm...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

More in Analysis

Trevor Williams Following a Key Approach From Ivan Nova

Alan SaundersJune 28, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Bastardo Believes There is Reason for Optimism in His Return

Alan SaundersJune 27, 2017

Barnett: The Pirates Are Doing What You Want to See With Their Approach at the Plate

Travis BarnettJune 27, 2017

Despite the Missed Time, Adrian Valerio is Showing Offensive and Defensive Improvements

Abigail MiskowiecJune 26, 2017

The Pirates Have a Lefty Reliever Who Hits 100 MPH Moving Up in the System

Tim WilliamsJune 25, 2017

Dario Agrazal Could Be More Than a Sinkerball Specialist With Newly Improved Slider

Tim WilliamsJune 24, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects