Comments on: Non-Tender Trade Candidate – Ian Stewart http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:10:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10418 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10418 Thanks. I hadn’t seen anything saying ‘dro was doing anything he needed to do in the offseason.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10405 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10405 It’s a combination of an interview that NH did with 93.7 the FAN, where he said Pedro was going to the Performance Institute this fall, and email conversations that Pirate Prospects have had with NH and Frank Coonelly this offseason.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10404 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10404 Pedro obviously has the talent but his work ethic is terrible.  He has to come into spring training fit and ready to compete, I feel like he was very complacent last off season and it showed in his regression throughout the season.  

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10387 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10387 “…Pedro is committed to improvement…”   Is that speculation or have you heard something solid? A comment from a Vermont roundtable was something like NH had no idea how ‘dro was doing, which was worrisome to me. I would think the Bucs would have a personal trainer sitting outside ‘dros’s door.

Just asking.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10382 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10382 They don’t intend to move Pedro to 1B this offseason, as per Neal Huntington.  The Pirates feel giving him a 2nd variable to work on (position change in the field) would not be good as they are trying to get him back together at the plate.

NH did sort of imply that the Pirates don’t think he can stay there long-term, but Pedro is committed to improvement in all facets of his game this offseason. 

My personal opinion is that 2012 is Pedro’s last chance at 3B.  If he’s OK, he stays.  If he falters, they’ll switch him for the 2013 season.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10374 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 03:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10374 Does this move make sense if the Pirates intend to move Pedro to 1st?  This allows Garrett Jones to back up Pedro at first and if Stewart falters, then Pedro moves over to 3rd.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10359 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10359 I’m not sure I’d call up Mercer right away. He had a .239 average and a .689 OPS in AAA, and his numbers would take a drop in the jump to the majors. Clearly he needs more time in AAA. I think Stewart would be a good alternative to Brandon Wood. He’s coming off a bad year, but he’s been in the .780-.800 OPS range the previous three seasons. I don’t think the 2011 season is an accurate portrayal of his talent level.

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10358 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10358 Absolutely ludicrissssssss… .145 Kevin .145 

I’d rather see Jordy Mercer come up and get time at 3b than to pay 2 mil to this bum. Common sense man you’re not just filling out a roster you’re trying to compete.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10350 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10350 Dumpster diving again.  

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-ian-stewart.html#comment-10327 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21551#comment-10327 2 Million is too much of a gamble for him IMO, he almost has to make the club with that salary and if they keep him as a gamble that would mean that a guy like Harrison would end up back in the minors and I think Harrison is more of a sure thing, plus Harrison can do more.

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