Comments on: Free Agent Rumors: Dotel, Francis, Webb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Dave Parker's Unfiltered Camel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18183 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18183 I agree. Ideally, Presley or Tabata would be that lead off guy – hasn’t panned out.

]]>
By: Stephen Stasa http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18176 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18176 The way I see this call-up is that Huntington wasn’t going to bring up Marte until he was sure he wasn’t going to get two OFs. Before getting Rodriguez, they probably felt like they had enough to work with to try for two of the OFs they’ve been scouting (Victorino, Pence, Headley, Willingham, Upton, etc.). As long as that was a possibility, he couldn’t promote Marte. It would either handcuff him or force Marte to go back down if multiple deals (or one deal for multiple players) were reached.

I think they will add another everyday player as well as a veteran who can help off the bench (the latter possibly being next month), but Huntington is now sure the LF will be available for Marte the rest of the season.

]]>
By: Rick Peluso http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18175 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18175 The Twins are balking at reasonable offers for Willingham and they seem bent on holding out to the deadline for a team to vastly overpay for him. I think Soriano would be a nice pickup, Pierre isn’t ideal but would be ok IMO, and I thought I’d throw out Bonifacio’s name as the Marlins are starting to realize that they need to sell. He’s a young guy, 27, with control through 2013, and will he doesn’t provide much pop he is extremely fast, bats for a decent average for a leadoff man, can steal a base, and has a 2:1 K/BB ratio leading to a serviceable OBP. It still would remain to be seen if the Marlins are going into a total sellers mode, but if Emilio can be had at a decent price, and he should be with 1.5 years of control and a 2.5~3 WAR at max, I think he would be an upgrade for the leadoff spot. He has played almost everywhere too so he could serve the role of a utility type too which could open up a spot on the roster to hold an extra pitcher or another depth piece at first/RF.

]]>
By: Dave Parker's Unfiltered Camel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18171 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18171 I do think the Pirates will make a move for a bat or at least continue to try. I don’t think that they will do it based on the trade for Wandy. There’s a big difference in adding a rookie hitter to your lineup versus adding a rookie pitcher to your starting rotation. If the pitcher fails, the negative impact on the team is far greater. it impacts the bullpen and more directly effects wins and losses. The Pirates were not willing to take that risk at this point in the season. Spot start? Yes. Replacing a current starter? That’s a whole different deal.

]]>
By: Andrew Scott http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18172 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18172 Juan Pierre. Cringe.

]]>
By: Steve Dimmick http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18169 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18169 @ Lee, please edit your Dejesus remark, i have him in my fantasy baseball league and he’s by far the worst selection i made, very frustrating player, no power, little RBI and doesnt steal. I dont know if i could stand him with the Buccos, LOL

]]>
By: burgh_fan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18167 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18167 I think you are wrong. I think there is one more guy from AAA who could join Marte and help fix this offense. Having a bat like Jeff Clement off the bench could be a big asset to the Pirates down the stretch.

]]>
By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18166 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18166 I think we still need a valid leadoff guy, like Victorino, Pierre or even David Dejesus.

]]>
By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/free-agent-rumors-dotel-francis-webb.html#comment-18158 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5234#comment-18158 Looking at what Marte is going to bring to the table, he is not going to be that middle of the order type bat that we need so desperately. We need a right fielder with power. McGehee and Jones can platoon at first and the rest of the crew can move back to the bench instead of wandering the outfield.

If we are willing to pay up, that could be Willingham. If we want a cheaper option, maybe Ross from Boston. We do not need a light hitting leadoff type.

]]>