Comments on: Are We There Yet? Part One http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:34:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9152 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 03:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9152 I expect Lincoln to be in the ML starting rotation next year.

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By: Jimmy Cali http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9103 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9103 I’d be surprised if Lincoln is back in Triple A.  I think he’ll take Maholm’s spot

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9078 Sun, 28 Aug 2011 15:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9078 Not next year would be my assumption.  We still have Cedeno, which hitting .250-ish, and playing the reliable defense that he has should probably be garnering him more respect than it is.  D’arnaud may have to show that he has no potential to improve during next season for Mercer to get a chance.  Then again, I think this article was specifically talking about this coming season, which I’d say, barring serious injuries, Mercer has no chance of making it in 2012.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9059 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9059 Great article Wilbur!!!! Anyone who has been watching the abysmal promotions of players during the “streak” can see, no matter how they feel about NH, what a tremendous job this regime has done in 4 short years. If you would have told me 4 years ago that our system would be churning out capable, if not great, players to fill in for injuries I would have thought you were crazy! It’s nice to watch the young kids come up and hold their own and help the team win when veterans go on the DL. I can’t remember the last time the team was so riddled with injuries and didn’t go in the tank due to injuries to key veterans. In fact this years team seemed to “go in the tank” when rookies like Presley and D’arnaud went on the DL….Funny how that works isn’t it?

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9055 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9055 although only d’Arnaud has a significant chance of being a major league regular

You don’t think Mercer can start in majors at some point?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9054 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9054 Wilbur……..nice job. Hopefully, in 4 years you can look back and note how well this current group of prospects have done. “)

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9048 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 02:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9048  I echo the nice job post above.
No wonder things didn’t work out too well the past few years.
The one thing I must compliment the AAA players on is that they have not been overwhelmed (for the most part) when reaching the PBC. Missing are Bixler’s high K ratio and the like. The AAA pitching was so obscenely bad I don’t even want to try and remember those sad days.

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By: brendan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9046 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9046 When assessing the system anecdotal evidence that serves the point of view of the writer in question seems to be the norm, so it’s nice to see a comprehensive analysis of the entire system.

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By: Jacob J http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9045 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9045 There’s no question they are “around the corner”. Anyone who has followed the team for the past 15 or more years ought to be able to see that. Maybe not contenders officially, but far past the embarrassing state they had been in the past 2 decades. And compared to the management of the past, this group is a breath of fresh air.

The minors that have been so barren since the days of Harding Peterson are finally looking normal, if not pretty decent. Thats the biggest change. Gone are the days when the best the minors could produce was a Rob Mackowiak or a Jermaine Allensworth.

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By: brendan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/are-we-there-yet-part-one.html#comment-9042 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18891#comment-9042 Nice job Wilbur. This series is a great way to filter out all the noise and actually assess the progress made over the last four years.  

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