Comments on: Pre-Order the 2011 Pirates Prospects Prospect Guide http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html#comment-17870 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5089#comment-17870 Does the offense cancel out the defense? Two ways to look at it.

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By: Greatone1210 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html#comment-17866 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 00:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5089#comment-17866 Does the defense cancel out the putrid offense?

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By: George Bertha http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html#comment-17852 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5089#comment-17852 If they can get another big bat they can “hide” Barmes in the 8 hole. He’s very good defensively and it seems to me that he’s been hitting more lately.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html#comment-17851 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5089#comment-17851 Barmes is the veteran SS the team needs going down the wire. Getting Scutaro or Drew makes the bench much stronger and at this time the bench and right field are the biggest problems the Pirates have. Sutton should be on that bench, the fact that he is playing as much as he is shows the glaring weakness for another outfielder and if in the judgement of Huntington Marte is not ready, a trade will certainly have to happen. You can’t win without defense, If Barmes is removed the pitching staff will have 2 holes to worry about instead of one. Their playing with 7 fielders now, just think what it would be like to play with 6? Unfortunately we only keep stats on hits winning games, we don’t keep track of how many times a brilliant defensive play saves a game. If we did we might find out Barmes has more wins than we think.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html#comment-17848 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5089#comment-17848 True. Having a guy who never plays makes zero sense.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html#comment-17832 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5089#comment-17832 Actually, if the other 7 bats in the lineup keep hitting, I can live with Barmes at SS

I’d still like to see Mercer given a chance to start everyday, but obviously Clint doesn’t like him. If you’re not gonna play him, bring up d’Arnaud….at least he can pinch run.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-2011-pirates-prospects-prospect-guide.html#comment-17822 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5089#comment-17822 I’d guess the Pirates still wouldn’t cut him loose. I’d love Scutaro to replace him. Barmes could take over Mercer’s spot of never playing backup.

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