Comments on: Pirates Set to Downgrade 90-Loss Team http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Outlaw1972 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-10579 Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-10579 This whole situation is rediculous.  We have heard repeatedly that 2012 would be our year.  Now, this line in the sand has been pushed back.  I am beginning to wonder if winning is  (or ever has been) the goal.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-10569 Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-10569 I wonder if Neil knows that a 200-per year loss team isn’t possible in the majors?  That’s his goal with these moves right?  

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By: paps38 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-10414 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 03:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-10414 I’m sorry but to all the sports casters who said Neil Huntington is the man for the job you can enjoy my middle finger. He may have built this team for the future, but he doesn’t give a damn about the present. NH stinks as a gm, and extending him is just another example how far behind and clueless this team is. They won’t be getting my money again this year.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-10074 Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-10074 Clearly, other teams will be distracted by the huge bidding war going on over Ryan Doumit’s services – and will forget all about Ramon Hernandez.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-10072 Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-10072 You think the Pirates have it bad, imagine how screwed the Royals are right now.  They managed to lose only 91 games last year, but now Bruce Chen and Jeff Francis are both free agents.  That’s just not possible to get over a downgrade like that.  We all know young players never improve past their first or second season in the majors – and it’s far too late for the Royals to go out and add any new pieces to their team.  Looks like it’s going to be another 100 loss season for the Royals with no hope on the horizon for them, ever.

Thanks for the laughs.  Was a funny article.

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By: Richard Haft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-9888 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 03:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-9888 I generally agree with the statement we shouldn’t overcompensate mediocre players, and we want champion players, but being realistic that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.  In the case of the Steelers, they get rid of players when they have another player ready to step up behind him who is younger and hopefully better.  People on here say Cedeno, Maholm and Doumit are mediocre, but they have no easy replacements for those slots. I want them to pay when it is the best available option.  Getting rid of the best players they have at a position when they have no replacement is what angers us fans.  Who is going to replace Doumit, McHenry with his .220 avg. and two homers?  Cedeno? with D’Arnud..he can’t hit and was awful in the field.  I can see not picking up Maholm, at least they have some options in the minors that deserve their shot, even if they fail. Now we have to hope they pick up someone in the offseason who will probably be just as expensive and also hope they will actually come here.  I think letting them go was dumb. 

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By: Ron Leighton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-9764 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-9764 Slogan for 2012 – let’s improve the team by having slightly below average players at 6 or 7 positions and a below average starting rotation.

Then the team’s goal for 2014 can be to finally get to average. 

Not very exciting plan.

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By: JohnW http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-9763 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-9763 “For the Pirates, this isn’t the time.”  For the Pirates, it is never the time.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-9762 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-9762 Absolutely agree.  The Pirates shouldn’t spend on mediocrity, either their own or someone else’s.  I don’t have a problem with letting Maholm go, just as I’ve never thought signing over priced stop gap veterans was good idea.  I just hope the Pirates continue this kind of decision making when they look at the next crop of Lyle Overbays and Kevin Corrieas.

I wrote in another post that there is a relationship between spending and winning.  What I didn’t mention is that there is a proper time to spend.  For the Pirates, this isn’t the time.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/pirates-set-to-downgrade-90-loss-team.html#comment-9756 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20552#comment-9756 Including the 2011 season, Maholm has averaged 183.45 innings per year. That’s 6 full seasons. That looks like an innings eater to me. We have different definitions. 

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