Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/29/10 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Bill Verno http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15423 Thu, 31 May 2012 19:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15423 Any news on Morales? Is he going to opt-out or will they recall him tomorrow?

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By: SweetNick http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15325 Mon, 28 May 2012 12:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15325 You are right Ian. I didn’t check Watson’s raw numbers before I posted. It seemed to me that he was doing worse than he really is. Must be watching every time he struggles.

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15321 Mon, 28 May 2012 01:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15321 Morales and Slaten are doing fine where they are, but that doesn’t mean there is a spot for them on the MLB roster. If they find another opportunity the club should let them go, just like Philly did with Grilli to us – wish them well.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15314 Sun, 27 May 2012 19:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15314 IMO, the Pirates have a lot player movement decisions coming up in about a month, they don’t really have 3 starting outfielders for the major league club, they have a surplus of pitching, I would not be surprised if they don’t try to trade Slaten this week, Morales is a valuable backup catcher, we know what happened last year with catchers. But McGee, Navarro, Jones have to be considered trade or release pieces, Navarro probably going back to AAA. I guess they offered McClouth AAA, but he turned it down.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15309 Sun, 27 May 2012 15:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15309 My only comment to that would be, if he’s going to be the back up regardless, what kind of value is he really going to bring over the course of the season. At that point I think you have to compare him and McKenry defensively…and I’m not sure what the result of that would be.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15308 Sun, 27 May 2012 15:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15308 So far Watson has been a valuable asset to the bullpen.

That can be seen through his era, strand rate, and k/bb ratio. He even has a lower baa against with righties, and he’s not doing too badly against lefties. Consider all that with the fact that he’s had a better May than April, and that Slaten if he comes in will basically only be able to be a lefty specialist. I’ll stick with Watson throwing how he is now (92-95) and his stats only being in his second season over an old man that’s already had his chance and has only shown that he has no staying power.

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By: SweetNick http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15301 Sun, 27 May 2012 13:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15301 Watson has not been impressive, and with an open place on the 40 man I think Slaton will be called up with Watson going out. As for Morales and McHenry it’s anyone’s guess.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/07/pittsburgh-pirates-prospect-watch-72910.html#comment-15299 Sun, 27 May 2012 12:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3530#comment-15299 Anybody in the organization who has a .365 MLB career on-base percentage should already be in Pittsburgh. There is no rule against having three catchers on the 25-man roster. McGehee could be released or either Navarro or Hernandez could be sent to Indy.

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