Comments on: The Odds of Losing a Player to the Rule 5 Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/the-odds-of-losing-a-player-to-the-rule-5-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:44:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: David Kaufman http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/the-odds-of-losing-a-player-to-the-rule-5-draft.html#comment-9350 Sat, 17 Sep 2011 13:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19962#comment-9350 not sure what you mean by lack of lefties, we have danny moskos, garret olson, aaron thompson, justin wilson, tony watson, no need for another lefty reliever. I would rather go after a position like third base, I have no confidence in Josh harrison as a backup……although it might be a good idea to move Hague or mercer to third.

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/the-odds-of-losing-a-player-to-the-rule-5-draft.html#comment-9334 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19962#comment-9334 Tim, 
Another great job on the upcoming rule 5 decisions. With all of this depth in the minors and majors, do you see the Pirates actively pursuing another rule 5 pick next year? If you do, what positions might they be considering?
As I look at the roster today, I see depth at every position except for a few – Left handed pitching, 1st base options. As you mentioned it’s unlikely to see any value at first base, so other than a loogy, is there any reason to make a pick?

Brian

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