Comments on: Underscoring the Value of Home Grown Ace Potential http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/underscoring-the-value-of-home-grown-ace-potential.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/underscoring-the-value-of-home-grown-ace-potential.html#comment-9787 Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20781#comment-9787 Nope, not even Drabek.  He was obtained in a trade from the Yanks.
Candelaria didn’t have the K/9 numbers you look for in an ace, either (he was drafted by the Pirates).

The Pirates as a franchise have not had a rich history of truly great pitchers, especially for a franchise as tenured.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/underscoring-the-value-of-home-grown-ace-potential.html#comment-9786 Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20781#comment-9786 We did half-jokingly discuss that plain cover internally.  Hopefully we aren’t starting a recurring jinx.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/underscoring-the-value-of-home-grown-ace-potential.html#comment-9785 Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20781#comment-9785 Last home grown ace was Drabek, right?  It’s been a long time, perhaps the longest ever in history, and let’s hope the organization doesn’t somehow screw up the recent acquisitions of pitching talent.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/underscoring-the-value-of-home-grown-ace-potential.html#comment-9777 Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20781#comment-9777 Well, Kevin, pls tell Tim that, based on last year’s PP2 cover, our Four Aces are now doomed. All four from last year’s cover tanked.

Couldn’t he have gone with some kind of plain cover?

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