Comments on: Hunter Pence and the 2008 Rays http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:32:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8213 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8213 Stay on course, Mr. Sulu. Steady as she goes. We’ll get there soon enough.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8180 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 23:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8180 Lambo couldn’t cut it in AAA

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By: VincentR http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8178 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8178 The big difference is the Rays were not in a great need for power bat the Bucs are.  For 2.33 years of Pence I’d be open to a package that included Sanchez, Allie and any hitter besides Cutch or Alvarez. In his walk year Pence will have value at the trade deadline so the deal is for Pence and his trade value in 2013.

Sanchez has had injury problems and his bat is not developing.

Most feel that Allie will end up in the back end of the bullpen.

Tabata and Presley are probably interchangeable so as long as one remains it’s OK.  If the Astros would rather have Marte instead of one of those two he’d be blocked anyway.

Right now there is no corner player in the system that projects better than Pence. So the time is to act is now to better the ballclub this year and the next two.  28-30 are prime years for ballplayer.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8177 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8177 Beltran makes much more sense than Pence

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By: HankS http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8176 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8176 Or would they?  Since MLB keeps saying that the Astros will be headed to the AL next yr..  Still dont understand how the Pirates play 3 teams not even in the same time zone

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8175 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8175 I like the article but disagree that it didn’t hurt the Rays in the short term. Bay was awesome for Boston in ’08 and ’09. Do the Rays win the World Series with Bay? I would argue perhaps. I don’t know if Pence is the piece we need. However, I would be willing to part with some strong pieces from the future in an exchange for a stud now if it gave us a shot this year and next. 

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8174 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8174 This article doesn’t take into consideration that the Astro’s probably won’t trade him within the division.  

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By: Coleman Donley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8173 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8173 The other part that goes unmentioned is the payroll part of this.  Since Pence is arbitration eligible, his salary will be exponentially higher during his time here over Tabata/Presley.  I’m not sure that a salary that is 14-20 times greater than what our current players will earn at ML minimum is enough to justify the increase in production. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8172 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8172 I will trade for Pence right now.  Then in July 2013 trade him for a couple of prospects.  That trade will make room for a Marte or Lambo who should be ready for the big show.

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By: steve-O K http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/hunter-pence-and-the-2008-rays.html#comment-8170 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13802#comment-8170 agree.  We cannot maintain this winning style without a continuation of prospects coming up.  Presley has made contributions in almost every game since being called up.  After Marte we are weak in AA-AAA.  Sanchez coulb be a flop and where does that put our minors bat ability especially if we dont sign our 2nd round pick.  With so many injuries, only a deep team can overcome these obstacles.

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