Comments on: Pirates Inquired on Willingham, Kouzmanoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Jimmy Coverdale http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10409 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10409 There’s no point in non-tendering him though – at the very least I think Huntington could get something in a trade for him. He had a .350 wOBA last season against right handers – only Presley and Lee were better in a lot less plate appearances. He’d cover first and could face tough righties instead of Tabata. He could even be used to give Cutch a day off (with Presley moving to center)

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10357 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10357 Tabata might not be the best player but at his price and skill level hes a player worth keeping . He can be the Pirates flagship player. Plays hard respects the history wants to be here. The 1st real Pirate for this regime. The Pirates tony gwynn or Joe Mauer or Jason Varitek, not that talent level but you get my meaning.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10354 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10354 i’d try to move Jones, maybe in a package deal.  hes probably the streakiest bat we’ve had in pittsburgh in years.  his stats get padded by a few hot weeks in the summer.  if he could even BUNT against a LHP then i would gladly keep him on the squad.

move him.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10353 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10353 Kouz would be a good addition to an established team that has deficiencies at 3B.  he has really improved with the glove since his time in cleveland’s system.  if you have other impact bats, his offensive shortcomings wouldnt be too noticable.

on this team, he would stand out way too much.

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By: Jeffrey Coulter http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10329 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10329 your alone

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10314 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10314 The extension makes it clear that Tabata isn’t getting benched.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10310 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10310 Seriously, you bench Tabata for Presley, you’re alone on that one. At this point you bench neither because you need a 1B.  

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10309 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10309 It would not matter whether Willingham wanted to start or not, if the Pirates acquire him, he will start and probably play right field, Tabata is the odd man out and the 4th outfielder if Willingham comes to Pittsburgh, they are not going to give up his power to play a guy who is basically is a popcorn leadoff hitter, when they have Presley to leadoff.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10308 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10308 To follow up, Willingham’s wRC+ is equivalent to McCutchen’s the last 3 years (128 vs 126). He is clearly the best available in our price range.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-inquired-on-willingham-kouzmanoff.html#comment-10307 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21537#comment-10307 seeing that the Pads are looking to trade Bartlett and Furcal only getting offers to play 2b. They could become intriguing options for the Bucs. I don’t like Bartlett at all but I think Furcal played well for the Cards down the stretch and could be a nice addition to the lineup.

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