Comments on: Joel Hanrahan’s Trade Value http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10558 Sun, 20 Nov 2011 03:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10558 two4emc – I like your thinking, Alonso could be our 1B for the next 5-6 years… wonder if that trade would need to be straight up or if we could get them to throw in Zack Cozart at SS?

The other guy that interests me would be the COL 3B prospect (Nolan A?) that was just the AFL MVP. COL doesn’t seem happy with Huston Street as their closer and this guy seems like the power hitting prospect we’re missing. Best case, Pedro finds himself and moves to 1B over the next year to make room for this guy. thoughts?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10306 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10306 First, this was an excellent article.  It perfectly highlights why Hanrahan is the Pirates best trading piece and why he should be traded.

Second, quality relievers are a dime a dozen.  Look at Hanrahan, he was a throw in from the Nationals because he was under achieving.  To be honest, he was a discard from the Nationals.

Further evidence would be the Pirates closers over the past few years.  Everyone from Williams to Dotel was a reject from another system.  All had good to very good production with the Pirates.

If you take an honest look at the best closers this year, you will see that most of them are some other club’s reject or a failed starter.

Among all the positions and roles on a baseball team, closers are probably the easiest to replace.  Hanrahan has huge value.  He needs to be dealt while that value is high. 

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By: Vince Riedy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10303 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10303 What about Kyle Drabek? He got hit around a bit when he came up but I’ve seen him pitch in AAA and he has great movement on his pitches just like his father.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10300 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 01:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10300 Can’t see the Blue Jays trading Lawrie.  He’s probably more important to the team than Bautista.  He’s part of the whole Canada’s team concept they are using to build their brand.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10299 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 01:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10299 What would the trade value be for a player like Yonder Alonso who is blocked at this natural position?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10297 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10297 I’ve been following your petition and would just like to chime in and say “Its a great idea. This fan votes go on that trade.”

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10293 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10293 too much to give up for Smoak.  no reason to throw mcpherson in on that one, or vice versa.
the Rays may need a closer if Farnsworth implodes, which he may.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10291 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10291 Iglesias has the potential to be a game changing glove.  any production from his stick would be gravy.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10292 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10292 i dont see the Jays giving up d’Arnaud for the hammer.  travis is arguable the top catching prospect in the game.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/joel-hanrahans-trade-value.html#comment-10290 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21526#comment-10290 I would rather build the team with elite pitching both starting and in the pen, I don’t believe quality relievers are a dime a dozen, especially closers and setup guys.
I would bend if they could get Lawrie, he would be one of the top players on this team as soon as they got him. I realize they could not get Lawrie for Hanrahan, so it would probably have to be a package deal, of which I am open. One thing I would not go for no matter what, is a bunch of prospects for Hanrahan. They need players to help this club in 2012 and I am not punting on 2012.

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