Comments on: 2005 Pirates Amateur Draft: Five Years Later http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Marco Rincones http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18607 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18607 I too had become quite pleased with Lincoln out of the pen. The trade is done and it might be a great one if Snider is an everyday producer but I wondered if Hanrahan had been dealt and Lincoln and/or Grilli had been moved to the closer role if we would have been able to get more in return and not had Hammer’s contract on the books if he stays thru 2013….??? Hanrahan has been dancing thru some of his own messes lately in the 9th. Should we be concerned?

Also, Bedard has got to be shelved if he continues his brutal ways of late. Correira has reason to be upset if Bedard keeps getting the starting call and, yes I realize that Bedard out of the pen is almost impossible given his ailments.

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By: scrappy2499 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18578 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18578 How’s his defense?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18573 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18573 All of this is true, but they’re winning with those results. So why would they have trouble going forward by adding to that strength? Also, I like Marte in the leadoff spot.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18567 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18567 I’d much rather have Shane Victorino than Snider. Chances to win don’t come around every day.

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By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18511 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18511 This comment might not be popular, but I would have rather traded Hanrahan to the Jays for Travis d’Arnaud and Hechavarria. That takes care of SS and C, giving the Pirates 6 of 8 positions with good players. Make Lincoln the closer and bring up Morris.

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18499 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18499 Potential + $7 = 1coffee at Starbucks.
I hope Snider is great if not we only lost a relief pitcher and we have somebody to cook for Clement at Indy.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18483 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18483 I think a lot of Lincoln, but to get something you have to give up something, Lincoln is much more replaceable in the Pirates system than a left handed power hitter. The Pirates are still a work in progress and by no means a mature team, the goal is to be competitive for years to come, the Pirates are doing it the right way, as they mature they will go deeper into seasons with winning baseball.
IMO, the Cubs are very hot right now, I thought Bedard threw very well yesterday, good break on his pitches, zip on his fastball, he just could not miss without getting clobbered, hot teams do that to you. It will take a supreme effort by Burnett to stop the Cubs and possibly get us one out of these three.

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By: Kirk Lee http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18482 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18482 I would rather see Harrison demoted than Mercer, but that fails to account for the fact that the Pirates refuse to ever PLAY Mercer, so yeah, if they intend to keep him perpetually on the bench, Mercer’s the odd man out. Snider’s “Major League Success” this year is about as trustworthy as his 35% K rate: both come over 40 PAs. But I too like this move. It should upgrade our team this season, since we weren’t going to try Lincoln as a starter again this year, and it has a good chance of being a long term upgrade too. Only way this comes back to hurt us at all is if Lincoln becomes a good major league starter going forward, or if Snider is an absolute bust. If both happen, then it’s a REALLY unfortunate trade, but I just don’t think that’s likely and it could certainly work out the opposite way, with Snider hitting 35 HRs a year and Lincoln settling in as a good not great reliever.

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By: Kirk Lee http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18478 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18478 Correia becomes more of an asset to the team, yes. But they don’t NEED to hold onto him. If they get a good return, then deal him. If not, we have 6 starters available.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/01/2005-pirates-amateur-draft-five-years-later.html#comment-18461 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=5304#comment-18461 Replied in wrong spot below…see…I ARE smart!

Justin Hunter: I see CFJ asking about me…nobody asked about you, tho….lol

I’ve been sending emails out with various links, etc to the guys who I converse with ‘offline’. Jersey is NOT one of them, lol

Send me an email at leefoo@verizon.net if you want. I’ll make sure I put you in my Spam folder….lol

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