Comments on: Pirates Sign Colombian Outfielder Harold Ramirez Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Sun, 03 Jul 2011 03:30:00 +0000 Tim, any word on any other prospects the FO may be targeting? i know weve heard nothing like heredia but was just wondering

By: Lee Young Sun, 03 Jul 2011 00:32:00 +0000 Now HERE’s a good writeup….from MLB Rumors:

“Rene Gayo, the Pirates’ Director of Latin American scouting, had high praise for outfielder Harold Ramirez, tweets
Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  “He’s a real
exciting player. Plays like Willie Mays,” said Gayo.  Earlier today, the
Bucs signed Ramirez for $1.05MM.”

Now THAT gets my baseballs fired up!


By: Lee Young Sun, 03 Jul 2011 00:22:00 +0000 “Tim had when he first talked about the article” I meant  “for Tim’s article when he first talked about Ramirez”.

I gotta get rich and hire an editor….

By: Lee Young Sun, 03 Jul 2011 00:21:00 +0000 JoeGonzo………click on the link Tim had when he first talked about the article. Nobody there seemed to think it was worth signing him ‘from what was written about him’.

This guy may become a Miguel Cabrera for all I know.

I don’t know what is worse……..not saying what you feel or have someone pound you for saying what you feel.

Everyone has opinions….just because you don’t agree with them doesn’t make them bad opinions.

By: Lee Young Sat, 02 Jul 2011 23:50:00 +0000 geez……..I was hardly writing him off, guys. I’m a big a supporter of the FO. Its just that the writeup didn’t sound all that great. Now, the writeup on Heredia is another matter.

Take a ‘thick’ 5’11 16 year old who doesn’t have much power projection and it SOUNDS like he has nowhere to go, but get fat.

I never said I know anything about him or know more than the front office. I am just going by the writeup.

Geez, sorry to have said anything negative. I didn’t know that wasn’t allowed.

By: Anonymous Sat, 02 Jul 2011 20:19:00 +0000 I agree. Not every future star Latin American comes with a great write up when he signs as a 16 year old. Its not like 16 year old is going to mean the peak of their physical maturity. I wouldn’t be surprised if he were to grow to 6’4” sometime before he is twenty, developing the raw power to make even a prospect like Bryce Harper recognize him as one of the best power hitters in the league. Not saying this is going to happen, but it seems like it is a lot easier to criticize a move like this because you are likely to be right when you do. Latin American prospects bust more often than not, so instead of attempting in vain to evaluate these guys yourself, let guys like NH and Gayo do it for you and trust them. Even if the guy is “only” a 5’11” OF with plus-plus speed and the potential for MUCH more.

By: Anonymous Sat, 02 Jul 2011 20:13:00 +0000 It’s totally a waste to sign a 16 year old with plus-plus speed….totally. They should have used that money to do something that satisfies you. What idiots to assume that they know more about these international players than someone as obviously in the know as yourself. If only our front office was run by someone like you…

By: Anonymous Sat, 02 Jul 2011 18:35:00 +0000 If they want to throw money away they are welcome to throw it in my direction.

By: white angus Sat, 02 Jul 2011 17:55:00 +0000 i remember a time when alex presley was an afterthought, that he also wouldnt show any power as he advanced…

dont write off a player so early, especially one with a 7 figure bonus.

By: Lee Young Sat, 02 Jul 2011 17:05:00 +0000 That writeup doesn’t thrill me. Doesn’t look like he is gonna get any better and ‘thick frame’ sounds like his plus-plus speed will get bogged down.

They must see something in him. But the writeup doesn’t sound good.