Comments on: Are the Pirates Building Trade Depth? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Josh Powell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17467 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17467 This is my view. The team is basically Andrew McCutchen and a good (probably TOO good) pitching staff… The offense desperately needs help and there is very little in the minors that would inspire me to believe it will get better from inside the organization. There is Marte, yes, but he wont be ready this year for sure. And I’m not getting too excited for next year (at least just yet).

Just think about it this way… If McCutchen slumps badly in the second half, or even plays at a .295 10HR clip for the rest of the year which is more than possible then they’ll probably have a mediocre finish to the season…

What if the pitching comes back down to Earth again? You can bet Correia will falter again. He ALWAYS does in the second half *one of the worst second half ERA’s in the league since ’07*. Bedard hasn’t played a full season in years and we can already see that he started to trail off… AJ is old too… …….. If the pitching is even average, then they JUST PLAIN DON’T MAKE PLAYOFFS!

There is no depth… Even with Marte, the team isn’t there. The offense doesn’t match up with the Cards or Reds or any of the teams in the Wild Card race.

They need to get Upton and take this division!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By: Josh Powell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17460 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17460 From what I hear, Upton doesn’t like the GM? Or owner? I don’t care. The offense is Cutch … and that’s all. They need help.

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By: Josh Powell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17458 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17458 The outfield aint good. There Cutch … and well that’s all. In fact, *looking around Pirates lineup*, that’s all there is. …Cutch

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By: JohnDreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17369 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17369 Good job of research. I know how that team finished though, so I was hoping for a better example. That team almost ran Ed Morris out there everyday throwing his cannonballs, because when he wasn’t pitching they were 17-31. Even Pud Galvin couldn’t do much to help them after they acquired him mid-season, July 13th to be exact, possibly the same date the 2012 team adds some help!

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17367 Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17367 47-38 in 1885!

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By: JohnDreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17266 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 04:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17266 If you want to check, you can eliminate the years listed above, plus every year since 1992. There are also some obvious years to skip in the 1950′s, 1917 and 1890, plus the first three years when they didn’t win 48 games due to the limited schedule. Only leaves about 80 years to check! :)

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17233 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 03:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17233 I bet that the Upton family skill set, just as it hits peak earlier than most others, also erodes quicker than most others as well. Lets not forget that his brother B.J. Upton was top pick in the nation too for a good reason. Look at him now. Look at the numbers as they worsen each year, and he isn’t even that old.
This calls for calm insight and logic, not rash emotionalism. I would not mortgage the future for this guy. I think the Diamondbacks GM is seeing the same thing and is smart to be trying to move him now and get some value for him before he crashes.

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By: Dave Parker's Unfiltered Camel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17224 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17224 Thanks for clarifying.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17213 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17213 Huntington has stuck to his plan since 08..i doubt he will deviate now and trade all the work he has done…just bring marte up i think he could bat .267 uptons average this year…

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By: Josh Burns http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/are-the-pirates-building-trade-depth.html#comment-17208 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4853#comment-17208 I realize this isn’t a real trade option, but I think a better 1-for-1 trade than marte would be taillon. At least then you’re talking about a superstar pitcher for a superstar hitter. Shifting the balance of your strengths from pitching to hitting a bit. And I would certainly do that trade, but not by a lot. I think if it really takes all 4 of the guys you mentioned, I would much prefer to keep the 4.

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