Comments on: The Value of Andrew McCutchen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:47:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7885 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7885 Seven years for $80MM sounds good but the Pirates will probably need to put a little more of that money on the front end of the deal. Very few players are worth eight figure salaries but he’s one of them.

The Pirates  have to lock Cutch up to show they are serious about winning and maintaining a core of players.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7882 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7882 I hope they lock him up. However, I am pessimistic that they will.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7863 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 20:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7863 Great post. Tabata and Alvarez are hopes right now. Cutch is our very best player by far. IF the Pirates are serious, they have to lock him up for at least five more years. I like the “Pittsburgh Discount” idea. My idea (and I wanted them to do it with Bonds back then) is to give him a base salary of 7 million, but add $10 for every seat sold over 2 million each year. So if we go 2.5 million Cutch gets an extra 5 mil and the Pirates are certainly making the money. (That’s just over 30,000 a game.)

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7854 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 18:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7854 Unbelievable that Cutch’s 1st 2 seasons were identical in BA and OBP and very close as far as SLG goes. His power numbers for such a young guy and a CF to boot are very good.

I wonder if the Bucs can show a regular winning habit if there would be any way Cutch would even think about a hometown discount?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7853 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 18:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7853 13 HRs now

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7850 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 17:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7850 Giles was no where near the fielder McCutchen is.  Those 15 sb’s were is career high.  But I agree, Giles had four straight years with an OPS of .994 or higher, something Cutch hasn’t really come close to yet.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7846 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7846 I think your “Brian Giles was good. But McCutchen? He could be great” comment overlooks the fact that Giles hit .298 with 38 HRs and 15 SBs in his WORST year with the Pirates… and those numbers blow McCutchen away in every statistical category except the SBs. I agree McCutchen has been fantastic and could even take his game to the next level in years to come, but he’ll never approach 40 HR, and so far he doesn’t look like the .315 hitter that Giles was for the bucs. Also, Giles walked way more than Cutch and rarely struck out as power hitters go. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/the-value-of-andrew-mccutchen.html#comment-7841 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=13322#comment-7841 lock him up
they have to.

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