Comments on: Non-Tender Trade Candidate — Mike Aviles http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:44:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9979 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9979 I think it ridiculous to say they didn’t like him. They kept them in the minors until he showed a consistent approach that was conducive to success in the majors, then they called him up. Something they didn’t do with Alvarez…which is ok…I understand the pressure to call up your #1 that you gave a mlb deal to. Fans are always the same, if a fo waits they say what is taking so long if they call a guy up and he fails initially, they say he is a bust. It’s a no win situation.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9978 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9978 Ughhh.  I hear you WA.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9977 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9977 Why do I see so many people typing Cedano? Is it because of the Western PA accent? Anyways, if we can get Avilles it would be great. He is a cheap, usefull piece still in his prime years and he is easily tradeable because of his versatility in the rare case all our other options are playing well.

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By: Robert Lee http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9976 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9976 I’ve seen Aviles play short. It’s not pretty. He’d be OK as a utility player, as he can hit a bit, but he’s not a candidate to start at short.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9974 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 09:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9974 I would be very happy if the Pirates signed Barmes.  I would also like to see them acquire Chris Iannetta, sign Derrek Lee or Carlos Pena, and get Edwin Jackson and/or Aaron Harang.

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By: michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9970 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 02:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9970 Your comment that Hurdle “did not like Ciriaco” is way off.  He absolutely loves him; probably more so than the FO.  On the 3rd time he got called up, Hurdle practically ran from one end of the dugout to the other to give him a hug.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9968 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 23:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9968 actually, this makes some sense.  problem is, Walker showed very little improvement in the minors until he became a non-prospect before 2010.  His discipline at the plate was poor, his contact rate was “meh” and he was being passed by 2 prospects in Laroche and Alvarez.

you really have to ask yourself this:  whom was it that moved Walker permanently to 2B last season in Indy when Iwamura was bombing?  it was NH.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9969 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 23:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9969 shouldnt use UZR at all…  ugh…   >:-D

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9962 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9962 I saw him as a jock, the numbers were not what I judged him by, I saw him catch and I saw him play 3rd, which I still think is his best position. Guys like him are ballplayers and you have to look beyond the numbers when you look at a guy like him.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/non-tender-trade-candidate-mike-aviles.html#comment-9961 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21078#comment-9961 Aviles has barely played a full season worth of games at SS, so not sure we should use UZR.  His fielding percentage is about league average.

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