Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: First Base Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:42:00 +0000 Would everybody settle for a 1b that hits .250 with 28hr ?

Thats what the Pirates might have if they can find a RH hitter to platoon with Jones who can hit .250 8hr. Can Hague do that? or maybe somebody like Nady( just to throw out a name ).

I’m not saying it is a great option but it would be better than last season with Overbay.

By: Vince Riedy Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:41:00 +0000 Free Matt Hague! If they fail to re-sign Lee or get a real Major League 1st baseman they should bring Matt Hague up the bigs and see what he does. This is the only true way to see if Hague is a major league 1st baseman. If Hague fails they still have Jones to play the position as stop gap while the guys in the lower levels develop for another year.

By: Anonymous Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:49:00 +0000 The Pirates are “Projection Happy”, they would not bring Presley, Walker, Harrison or D’Arnaud up until someone got hurt. Other than Presley, none of these guys had earth shattering stats at AAA, but they are all going to be major league players in some form or another, in fact 3 out of the 4 will be starters in the majors.
Just a thought! The Pirates rely heavily on the opinions of their minor league people when it comes to minor league player progress, it could be that someone in the minor league system is not a Hague fan. Hague has hit at all levels, most players have up and down months.
They had Jared Hughes, Watson and Moskos, still they were out hunting for bullpen help, they did bring in Grilli and to Grilli’s credit, he has done well, but ignoring your own talent is a problem that I have with the Pirates.