Comments on: Should the Pirates Trade Pedro Alvarez? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Robert Joseph Cerasuolo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9481 Sat, 08 Oct 2011 13:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9481 how bout trading Alvarez Daniel McCutchen and Jason Jarmillio to the Braves for David Ross Jair Jurrjens and Ernesto Mejia

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By: CJ Burchfield http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9478 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9478 There are quite a few points that are being missed by everyone.
1. Pedro Alvarez is tied to Neil… he is not about to give up on his first big draft pick.  This is the reason Pedro was moved through the system so quickly, along with the idea that he had a major league ready bat.
2. That being said no one is off the table… not Alvarez or McCutchen.  If the price is right the price is right… they however are not going to dump a player like they did with Aram.  If the Rockies would offer Wilin Rosario…. and another piece they need to look at it. 
3.There is no way the Buccos are going to get a number 1 or 2 other than bringing it from inside their system.
4. For the person who said we have nothing left to trade.  Our farm system is actually rich in young pitching, which could bring back some big league players.  Also much the way we traded away McLouth, if you have someone else ready for the position it can make sense to trade away a player.  If Marte has another solid season and the Pirates decide he is their CF of the future, Andrew McCutchen could bring back a package that could change this team completely.  While I would hate to see Andrew McCutchen go, I will say again anyone can be had for the right price. 
5. Bottom line is Alvarez has talent, he is not however the savior of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He doesn’t have the mental toughness to take on this role.  Maybe he can figure it out and be a very good player, but the more pressure he has to succeed the worse he will get.  The better the team is around him, the better he will play.  Their offense should be better next year by the fact that these young guys have another year under their belt… look for Alvarez to improve as well even if it is not by leaps and bounds.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9477 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9477 Here’s my problem with this article.  He says that fans expect perfect track records with no struggles.  That is not at all true.  We know that everybody from Brandon Wood to Albert Pujols is going to have struggles, but the reason we’re upset is the extent of Pedro’s problems.  .190 with 4 home runs when we were told he could go .270 with close to 30 HRs?  .230 with 15-20 home runs would’ve been bad, but this was just awful

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By: Colin Dew-Becker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9476 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9476 Trading Alvarez now would go completely against the philosophical approach that the Pirates front office has had since Huntington took over. They’ve made multiple trades over the past 3 years ‘buying low’ on former high-end prospects, namely Jose Tabata, Jeff Clement, and Brandon Wood. It would be shocking for them to sell Alvarez, who is only 24, still under team control for at least 5 more years, and has shown promise at the major league level. The best return would be a more expensive player, with less time under team control, struggling at the major league level, or a hodgepodge of low ceiling prospects. There’s just no justifiable reason for the Pirates, in their financial situation, and competitive situation, to trade away a player with the ceiling of Alvarez after just 2 years of professional experience. Luckily, there’s no real worry as Huntington would never “sell low” on Alvarez.

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By: Evan Deane http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9474 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 18:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9474 The fact that this is even being talked about is ridiculous. Pedro was rushed to the Majors way to early as it was. the fact that he had a slumped season, isn’t a red flag. if the pirates were to trade him away, it would be an extremely dumb move. if they can pull off a trade, i’d expect a Jimmy Rollins type of infielder or a top-2 starter. but they shouldn’t touch the trade button when it comes to Alvarez, Walker, McCutchen, or Hanrahan.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9461 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9461 While we are at it, lets trade for a 8th inning setup pitcher, a good one, the mix and match method does not work IMO.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9460 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9460 IMO, they could trade anyone on this team for the right deal, they need a 1 or 2 starter in the worst way and I do not want to wait for that 1 or 2 to appear from the minor leagues because that would take at least 5 to 6 years, pitchers don’t come up as 1′s or 2′s very often, they need a couple of years in the majors to get to that stage and a free agent is pretty much out of the question, that leaves trading for one as the only option and since we do not have a player on the roster that we can’t replace, trade anyone for the right deal.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9459 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9459 I disagree with the comment on defense.  Statistically he did improve at 3B, but at least if they did move him already in his career, Pittsburgh would boast the first baseman with the most powerful arm at 1B, lol.  Keep him at 3rd until we have a real option.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9457 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9457 Alvarez = Brandon Wood in my eyes, but I agree with Tim that we are stuck with him for better or worse. However, I wouldn’t mind if we could GET Ian Stewart somehow, some way.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/should-the-pirates-trade-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-9456 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20371#comment-9456 He’s only been in the majors for a year give him a break, plus there’s nothing left to trade it’s time to sign players that are part of the solution not a stop gap type to plug a hole

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