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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #13

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #13

Question #1:
How many games should Ryan Doumit play in 2007? With Paulino, LaRoche and Nady as starters, would the Pirates be better off trading Doumit to fill other needs?
Alan from Bucco Wire:
Ryan Doumit should play in any as many games as he can. His bat should see every game possible at least once, meaning I'd consider a game appearance for him to include a pinch-hitting situation. His bat has the possibility to be a difference-maker and needs to be given that opportunity. And, at this point, with Doumit's age and health concerns, I don't think there's too much of a market for him, so attempting to trade him would be pointless. Let him be a bench player that fills in at catcher, first base, right field or anywhere he can handle. And definitely get the bat off of the bench in power si...

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