Comments on: Minor League Options http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: The Jello Phone http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1112 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 07:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1112 Tim,

I hope you’re wrong about Barthmeier. I’d much rather see Karstens in the ‘Burgh than him. This is more evidence of only carrying 4 bench guys and an extra bullpen guy :)

goober

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By: Fla Pirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1111 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 21:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1111 I figured he was a toss-in player, I am can’t figure out why we couldn’t find another toss-in that at least had in option year available if they were of the control problem variety. Not that it really matters now since that trade is over and gone. Just would not look good to lose a guy potentially by the end of Spring Training that we just got last season.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1110 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 21:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1110 I think Hansen and Karstens fall in to the bonus category. In the Bay trade, the top guys they got were LaRoche (Dodgers top hitting prospect going in to 2008), Morris (2006 1st round pick), and Moss.

In the Nady trade, the top guys were Tabata (one of the Yankees top hitting prospects), Ohlendorf, and McCutchen.

Hansen and Karstens aren’t really key to the trade, but both have potential (Hansen has a strong arm, Karstens has shown some success at the major league level) and if they work out, it’s only a bonus for the trade returns.

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By: Fla Pirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1109 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 21:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1109 Yep, can’t hide him, Veal, and whoever else decides they are taking this season off.

I am kind of curious why we took this guy in the trade if he was out of options? Seems like if we were looking for decent prospects, we would want a guy that at least had 1 option left? Then again, he might have just been a throw in player so we didn’t expect him to do alot or alittle.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1108 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 00:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1108 It was easy to hide him last year in August and September, because the season didn’t matter. Not that I expect great things in 2009, but I don’t think they’ll let him stick around long if he puts up the same performance level to start the year.

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By: Fla Pirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1107 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 23:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/02/minor-league-options.html#comment-1107 I think Hansen better have a awesome spring training or he will be the roulette piece we try to pass through waivers. If he is as bad as he was last season, he can’t be hid in our bullpen like we did with Meek last season.

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