Comments on: Gorkys Hernandez: Short Term Solution for the Outfield http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8439 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8439 I know i’ll be viewed as not a real Pirate fan or unloyal or just stupid but.. i have never believed that this was a playoff type team, not that i haven’t enjoyed the whole expierience.

My only wish through all of this is to finally put that losing record to rest. If we can win 82 games this year i will be totally happy.

Beltran or Pence were not going to make us a playoff team and there is not one or two players out there that  will.

I would be satisfied to finish the season with players we have in our system then in the off season take stock of the team and then make decisicions on players.

Rushing out to get some half-assed player now is not going to help this team. They have too many holes to fill.

Look at this team realistically and not as a world series contender. We most liklely will end up in 4th place and that is probably were we should be.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8436 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8436 The Gorkster is playing well, with an impeccable defensive reputation.  But I would think, like many Pirates fans, I am a bit skeptical of his production, given his middling performance in AA and AAA since the trade.  

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8435 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8435 Keppinger, the ex-Pirate

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8432 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8432 you guys are a joke and really are not true Pirate fans.
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Speak for yourself dude, I have been a Pirate fan since the late forties, when you call people a joke, you should know what you are talking about, by the way read Tim’s column on Kubel, you might find something out you don’t know, if that is possible.

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By: Richard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8430 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8430 you guys are a joke and really are not true Pirate fans. Bringing Gorkys up for the short term or even for the rest of the year might be an ok move. Im not sure what his options are if we do but either way unless they have given up on this year completely they need to get some help from outside which I believe they have. Kubel would be great. I dont know what his contract situation is or if we would control him past this year, if we would them go get him, if not I say go full boar on Upton. Sure you have to give up a pretty good package to get him but not a farm stripping one plus he is under control for at least 2 more years if Im not mistaken. Then you have 2 allstar outfielders for the next few years and will make this team legit. Kubel I believe he has played some First in the past if Im not mistaken . Would much rather have him at First and Gorkys in left, Paul in right until Pressely then flipflop Gorkys and Pressely back to right. I believe Tabata is done for the year or at best wont come back nearly as good as when he went down.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8429 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8429 I don’t think Neal is refusing to trade Hague or Gorkies, I don’t think they are pieces that other teams want in trades, I think other teams are more after guys like Taillon and Heredia, but we don’t get the phone calls, Neal does, so we really don’t know for sure what the packages are for players that the Pirates have, one thing we do know is that the asking prices are very high when you look at what the Giants and the Phillies gave up for a couple of players.
When we look at the Pirate starting lineup as it is constructed right now, we have 3 positions that are very low in production and defense combined, those 3 have to be addressed, the Phillies had to address one position and they did it by sending their top prospect to the bench (Brown). We could and should do the same with Alvarez.
I don’t think Beltran will put the Giants over the top, I think that the little moves like getting  Keppinger are going to be big payoffs for the Giants, he is an onbase machine.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8428 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8428 what?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8427 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8427 I have to say I agree with everything you say!  Hopefully your real name is Neal Huntington.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8426 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8426 Hague, Gorkys, and Hague seem to be players that Neal refuses to trade, but won’t bring them up. Shortsighted!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/gorkys-hernandez-short-term-solution-for-the-outfield.html#comment-8425 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17125#comment-8425 I totally agree; between Matt Hague and Gorkys, I really don’t know why the Pirates want to trade for anyone.  Let’s see what we’ve got in house first.  It’s not like there’s someone out there that can turn the Pirates into a World Series team.  This team can’t win it all this year, so why give up our prospects for nothing?

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