Comments on: Who Creates Space For Brad Lincoln? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/who-creates-space-for-brad-lincoln.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/who-creates-space-for-brad-lincoln.html#comment-6984 Sat, 21 May 2011 14:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10924#comment-6984  Well Tim. My first question is has Brad Lincoln developed a third pitch cause the Curve and his Fastball arent enough? Second, i think Ascanio, Resop are on the hot seat for Evan Meek spot.Third,  Is Ciriaco going to play some third while Alvarez is on the DL? 

I would ride the Jeff Karstens train as long as it can go in the 5 hole cause obviously Ohlendorf didnt come into spring training in shape cause him already being on the DL so early in the season. Brad Lincoln isnt ready to come up to ever be a starter again cause he loses big time in velocity after the 1st inning he’s more suited for a 1 inning relief role in the pen he pitched well those few times he pitched in relief last season plus his velocity was 95,96.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/who-creates-space-for-brad-lincoln.html#comment-6982 Sat, 21 May 2011 12:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10924#comment-6982  Another point: Karstens is certainly capable of a quality start, six innings with 2 (not 3) runs or less allowed.  THAT is no small task, especially with a no.5 starter.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/who-creates-space-for-brad-lincoln.html#comment-6981 Sat, 21 May 2011 12:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10924#comment-6981  WHEN was the last (only??) time we had a surplus of pitching?  Seriously?  AND, a serious surplus of pitching.  You didn’t even mention Rudy Owens or Justin Wilson, who’ve eased thru  tough times in Indy only to now be showing their creds.  A point not mentioned is the injury bug, which we’ve missed, save for Ohlie.  We’ve been lucky in that regard.  It may have something to do with Hurdle and the F/O’s handling of the staff.  But we must have, I feel, as least two starters in Indi who are ready to fill in, short or long term.  Now THAT is a luxury I believe we’ve never enjoyed!

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By: Scott S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/who-creates-space-for-brad-lincoln.html#comment-6967 Fri, 20 May 2011 15:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10924#comment-6967 My choice would be to bump Karstens and then DFA Asciano, thinking he’ll make it through waivers. Moskos will go down when Meek gets back.

Then you give Lincoln a month to see if he’s ready. If not, he goes down when Ohledorf gets health. If he perform how he has in AAA, then you can consider moving Maholm or even bumping Ohlendorf to the bullpen.

Then, of course, in a month we could have other injuries in play and require a completely different arrangement.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/who-creates-space-for-brad-lincoln.html#comment-6963 Fri, 20 May 2011 14:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10924#comment-6963 murfdizzle…..totally agree….nice problem to have.

 I agree with Tim…….move Karstens back to the pen and bring up Lincoln. However, as he notes, who do we send down? Resop, who has been bumped to long relief? Moskos?….probably. Esp since Hurdle hasn’t called his number too often. Ascanio?

Don’t forget that we have Hart coming back, altho, I have no idea of his timetable.

Good problems to have indeed.

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