Comments on: 2011 Spring Training Battles: Bench http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/02/2011-spring-training-battles-bench.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/02/2011-spring-training-battles-bench.html#comment-6123 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=7635#comment-6123 agreed, you need some speed on the bench, Wimberly and Rodriguez i think will both make it, Doumit, Bowker, with Jones/Diaz

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By: Bundyism http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/02/2011-spring-training-battles-bench.html#comment-6122 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=7635#comment-6122 Not sure how things will play out.. However, I like the Idea of this bench: Doumit, Bowker, Wimberly, Rodriquez, and Diaz

Doumit could be used as a pinch hitter in certain situations to add value and not act/get stuck as a true “back-up” catcher” because remember Niel Walker not to long ago also played that position and could play catcher in an EMERGENCY.

Bowker could be replaced with Atkins/Fields/Marte to also establish a decent well rounded bench.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/02/2011-spring-training-battles-bench.html#comment-6120 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=7635#comment-6120 Agreed with your predictions. Until Doumits traded I don’t think anyone with an option has a shot at staying on the 25 man. As far as Pearce is concerned I fee his small stature makes him a real liability at 1B. If he’s ever going to make it in the majors he needs to get a lot better in the OF. I could see Doumit Overbay Diaz and maybe even G Jones being moved at some this season creating openings for. Pearce Wimberly etc.

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