Comments on: Game 9 Live Blog: Pirates at Giants http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14941 Sat, 12 May 2012 16:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14941 The Pirates seemingly cannot develop hitters.

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14940 Sat, 12 May 2012 16:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14940 Marte has yet to master AAA pitching. He’s unlikely to fare better facing ML pitchers.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14936 Sat, 12 May 2012 15:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14936 If it were me, two moves would happen in about a weeks time.
First, I would send Harrison back and bring up Fox now because Fox can be an effective bench player and Harrison has to play more, young guys have a tough time when they don’t play a lot.
2nd, I would start Marte now in left field at Indy, let him play about a week to get his timing back and bring him up, send Presley down, Presley has clearly lost his confidence and has become far to tentative. From what I can see they could use a starting left fielder and Marte is probably the best choice in the organization. I would not be giving up on Presley just because I would be sending him back, lots of players need to go back once in a while.
Remember the Nats wanted to trade for Marte during ST and they wanted to keep Harper in the minors at AAA, shows you what they thought of Marte.

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By: REM http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14935 Sat, 12 May 2012 13:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14935 I’m just frustrated. This organization doesn’t want to win. Their actions clearly show that.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14934 Sat, 12 May 2012 13:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14934 I’m just pointing out what I think they are doing, and why it makes sense. I’m not saying that will solve their problems.

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By: REM http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14933 Sat, 12 May 2012 13:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14933 The team sucks on offense and you are criticizing the bench? Give me a break. How about this novel approach…Cut McClouth, bench Barmes, play Navarro every day at shortstop, reduce Barajas playing to 3 days a week, and lastly fire Huntingdon.

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By: sstauffer5 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14931 Sat, 12 May 2012 12:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14931 And, most of the hitters that have been at the ML level for more than one year seem to be getting worse (Tabata, Presley, Walker, Alvarez, etc). So little power; so many strikeouts. Could it be that the Hurdle/Ritchie hitting philosophy isn’t working???

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By: sstauffer5 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14930 Sat, 12 May 2012 12:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14930 Come on. This is moving deck chairs on the Titanic. The real problem is Huntington and his staff have no feel for offensive talent at the minor or major league level. Barajas, Barmes, McLouth, Overbay…what a waste of money…disaster. Little real offensive help in the system. We need to move some minor league pitching for some real help. if not now, when?

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14929 Sat, 12 May 2012 04:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14929 I agree. I’d keep Navarro in Pittsburgh.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14928 Sat, 12 May 2012 04:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/04/game-9-live-blog-pirates-at-giants.html#comment-14928 Fox was not in the lineup for Indianapolis tonight. I hope he is on his way to Pittsburgh.

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