Comments on: Recapping the Non-Tender Deadline http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/recapping-the-non-tender-deadline.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:44:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/recapping-the-non-tender-deadline.html#comment-16879 Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4707#comment-16879 I’m just of the opinion that the Pirates could add to the roster for a marginal cost, like they did last year. There’s pitching depth in AAA that’s available to fill the gaps, a la Bedard if he doesn’t pick it up (or Corriea, but arguably he has done better the last few starts). However, if both continue to struggle, I’d love to see Owens and Wilson up. Then, going into any potential playoff run, we have the prototypical lefty starter along with more of a power arm, or you could possibly use Wilson out of the bullpen. Either way, at this point the league hasn’t seen either one of them, so I think there’s an advantage there.

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/recapping-the-non-tender-deadline.html#comment-16868 Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4707#comment-16868 I see the Pirates taking a similar approach as last year. Marte and Mercer being promoted at mid/end of July, and the addition of one or two mid level players a la Bell and/or Ludwick. I said this for years-the only reason why you add a major piece at the deadline and mortgage your future is when you have a NO DOUBT about it feel that your team will make the playoffs come the deadline.

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By: gorillagogo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/recapping-the-non-tender-deadline.html#comment-16865 Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4707#comment-16865 “They had all of the prospects to deal for Jason Bay, yet they passed.
And it didn’t exactly hurt them, as they won the AL East, despite Boston
adding Bay.”

I have one quibble with this. If the Rays had traded for Bay, they very well could have won the World Series. Do you think the team would rather have a championship banner hanging or, say, Jeff Niemann and Reid Brignac?

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