Comments on: MLBTR Predicts a Busy Off-Season For Pirates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:08:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9988 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 02:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9988 Is that what I said?  I didn’t mean to infer that, just that dude.  In fact those who first language is English are statistically more likely to be stupid.  At least in Science and Math.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9928 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9928 Diaz, Jones

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9920 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 23:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9920  “The moves may not be sexy, but it’s my personal (not official Pirates Prospects opinion) that this team will be aggressive in the trade market and sign 1-2 free agents to augment the ML team.”

You mean the Pirates may sign Luis Rivas, Chris Gomez, Ramon Vazquez, Eric Hinske, Aki Iwamura, Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby, Lyle Overay, Kevin Correia and Matt Diaz?

I wish everyone could feel my nipples right now.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9919 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 23:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9919 Wining will always bring fans back.  Last year was proof of that.

Doing nothng, which is the correct course would PO fans this year.  Maybe even next year too.  But it is the right thing to do, see the Rays.  

The front office has a horrible record getting these kind of stop gap players.  Giving up a pick to sign one harms the future and does little for the present.

If the big trade is for a pitcher like Nolasco, that would be as bad as signing another Overbay or Correia or trading for another Iwamura.

If they trade, they should trade for other organizations blocked players or higher risk players (think high picks who’ve not lived up to potential).  Again, they’ve had success getting guys like Karstens, Tabata, Morton, Hanrahan, even Garrett Jones.  That’s the trade route to go, not for expensive veteran players or pitchers.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9918 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9918 Lyle Overbay, Kevin Correia, Akinori Iwamura.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9917 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9917 Exactly.  You would be giving up, potentially another Josh Bell or Stetson Allie for a stop gap player who may only play half a season.  That isn’t smart from a baseball perspective.  

Draft picks are the life blood of a team like the Pirates.  They simply can’t give them up for stop gap players at this point in time.  It just isn’t smart baseball operations.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9914 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9914 Can you please list Neal Huntington’s track record of dumpster diving for starters? Otherwise, quit spewing your garbage.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9913 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9913 so anyone whose first language isn’t English is an idiot? Do you live in a house with no mirrors?

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9911 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9911 I would rather have Alex Gonzalez over Wilson, Jack is terrible, can get same D with Ciriaco.  You are freakin crazy if you think they will even sniff a chance to sign Ramirez

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlbtr-predicts-a-busy-off-season-for-pirates.html#comment-9910 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21070#comment-9910 History indicates that they won’t sign any marquee guys and will dive in the dumpster to find starters like they always have, with their track record, to think anything else is the case is foolish.   It hasn’t made sense for 19 years, why would they start now?

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