Comments on: Do the Pirates Need to Add at the Deadline? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 19 May 2014 16:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8163 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8163 Tim ~ Your point is quite insightful; the Bucs are in 1st  today, so isn’t the team already prepared to contend?  Well, of course, YES it is.  Last nite’s game is a classic example.  A back end starter, Chrlie Morton, no. 4 on our depth chart, pitched against the number 1 offense in the league.  He and three relievers threw a shutout.  We scored all of two runs.  But it was enough, as has been the case all season long while winning series against the Phillies, D-backs, Red Sox, Tigers, et al.  Good pitching will beat a good offense; even the best offense in the league.

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By: HankS http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8162 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8162 And spelled the same way to  def dont see that much

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By: Jacob J http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8160 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8160 Addition of Hunter Pence is equal to or even better than the addition of Andy Van Slyke was to the pre 1990-92 Pirates.
 
They have no player in the minors who could equal the overall play of  Hunter Pence, even in 3 years. How can anyone see getting Pence as mortgaging the future? Getting and keeping Pence would GUARANTEE a future.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8158 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8158 .245 average with 22 home runs vs Wood and Harrison combined. Wiggington is an upgrade who can play first and third from the right side of the plate.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8159 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8159 .245 average with 22 home runs vs Wood and Harrison combined. Wiggington is an upgrade who can play first and third from the right side of the plate.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8157 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8157 Wigginton…really?  He’s about as worthless as Willingham.  Only upside to wiggy is that he could play mulitple positions, about the same hitter though.  

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8156 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8156 Lol, my last name is Stull too, don’t see too many.

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By: Gillis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8155 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8155 While I agree that the bullpen has done better than many people imply, I think there is a concern that Veras/Resop/Hanrahan are ‘overworked’:

Resop has pitched 46 games/42.1 innings.
Veras has pitched 47 games/42.1 innings.
Hanrahan has pitched 41 games/41.2 innings.

Hanrahan may be alright, but Resop and Veras have never pitched this much in the majors. If the Pirates keep competing, its going to likely be a lot of close games. Plus, the last thing you want going into the playoffs is a bullpen full of tired arms.

I agree it would be too expensive to add Bell or a big name guy, but I think it would be good to add one or two veteran arms to give Resop and Veras more space in between appearances. And from what I have read, the reliever market is a buyer’s market this year, so they should be able to add depth for when the rosters expand pretty easily. (Off the top of my head, the Marlins and A’s have nice bullpen pieces and they should both be sellers.)

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By: Gillis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8154 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8154 Davis wanted to be traded from Texas back in March. Basically he told the team “play me or trade me.” He doesn’t seem to fit into Texas’ long term plans and Texas is loaded with bats – both in the majors and in the minors, so they should be looking to move him.

At one point in his most recent Triple A stint he had 20 HR in 150 AB. That’s madness. Yes, I know its the minors, but still impressive. Factor in a short rightfield in PNC and he could be a great piece (both this year and long-term) for the Bucs.

But to answer your question, “how much would it take to get him?”, I don’t know the answer, but I am eager to find out!

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By: michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/do-the-pirates-need-to-add-at-the-deadline.html#comment-8153 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13753#comment-8153 Tim; you summed up the Buc’s situation very nicely.  I’m not big on picking up Pena; he would be an upgrade but not by enough to merit the move.  I’d love Aramis back but it mucks up Pedro’s situation, plus ARam gets hurt a lot so it’s risky.  A younger Beltran might be worth going after, but not the one the Mets have now.  And the bullpen is fine, but would be nice if Meek pitches again this season.   I think a healthy Pearce can add a lot.

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