Comments on: Pirates Extend Jose Tabata for Six Years http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8953 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8953 derek………good point!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8952 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8952 Alfonso Soriano’s contract is an albatross and we know how that’s working out for Jim Hendry & the Cubs. Tabata’s deal is a steal!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8947 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 12:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8947 Let’s hope this doesn’t become an albatross.

However, he does show lots of promise.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8942 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 04:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8942 Great deal for the Pirates, we only need 3 WAR over 6 years (including this year) to break even without even considering inflation.

Neal Huntington owns everybody.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8941 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 03:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8941 Like this alot.  Not get Walker and Cutch tied up.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8939 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 01:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8939 No, this is an absolute steal. If Tabata is anywhere near the age he claims to be then he has the potential to become wildly more valuable than he already is, and he isn’t bad as it stands. The guaranteed dollars are easily affordable and the team options could be downright lopsided in the Pirates favor if he steps his game up to the next level by that time, which will be his prime. Think of it this way: the Pirates are considering picking up Paul Maholm’s $9.75MM option next year as an inconsistent, middle-of-the-pack starter. Even if Tabata doesn’t add power (though he very well may) his options average out to $7.5 MM a year, and by 2017-19 those dollars will be able to get you even less on the free agent market than they can right now. With the information available right now this is a very smart move by the Pirates, no matter how it actually turns out.

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8938 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 00:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8938 I’m not concerned… the Pirates know that Tabata has serious talent… the guy is the youngest everyday starter on the team.  I like this because it really doesn’t tie us into anything terrible.  There are plenty of MLB teams that are spending $3-5 mil a year on reserve outfielders, let alone starters.  If he never gets any better, he is still a pretty good option.

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By: Jimmy Cali http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/pirates-extend-jose-tabata-for-six-years.html#comment-8936 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 23:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18518#comment-8936 Mixed emotions about this.   I’m still not sold on Tabata being an everyday player on a good team.

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