Comments on: Trade Target — Gavin Floyd http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: JuiceBoxBoy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10264 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10264 Let’s not go overboard here.  Rays? OK.  Phillies?  That is insanity.  You cannot go from being a fan of any Pittsburgh team to a Philadelphia fan.  That is like mixing oil and water.  I’m pretty bent out of shape w/ the Bucco’s myself, and am barely hanging onto the bandwagon and have found another team to support too.  But it isn’t, nor will it ever be, the Phillies.  May God have mercy on you if you decide to adopt them as a favorite!

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By: MarcH http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10236 Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10236 In addition, Floyd would be going from the AL to the NL.  Pitchers typically get a nice bump when they make that transition.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10219 Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10219 Let Maholm pitch in the American League and his ERA would be north of 5

Why not trade Grossman at potentially the height of his value? I just don’t see him being any better than Presley and he is in the exact same mold of our other outfielders, projecting a nice player but only 10-20 HR’s. BTW, I’d feel differently if he was a power hitting prospect as we have none of those in our minor league system.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10216 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10216 The difference between Floyd and Maholm isn’t remotely big enough to justify trading Grossman and McPherson. Especially when you consider Floyd won’t be on the Pirates after the 2012 season (what, you think NH would actually pick up his 2013 option?).

When you then consider how NH wouldn’t make a move like this and is much more likely to sign somone like Jeff Francis, the entire premise of this article becomes laughable.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10210 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10210 Sorry, that actually makes it worse then, will we have any LHP in rotation?  Just like the wise decision to only carry one LHP in bullpen last year….

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10211 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10211  Yes but we wouldn’t have to have given up 2 prospects for Maholm. 

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10209 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10209 Maybe…still isn’t worth 2 of our prospects, we should have extended Maholm. 

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10208 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10208 Saying Floyd is superior to Maholm is highly questionable but I agree that he is a somewhat better option for a similar price.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10207 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10207 I don’t know why, but I always think of Floyd as a LHP as well.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/trade-target-gavin-floyd.html#comment-10206 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21421#comment-10206 Small market teams have to build from within, you are correct.  That is something that Tim and I have said numerous times.  But a strong farm system should be used for two things.
1.  Providing cheap, cost-controlled talent for 6 years in the majors potentially
2.  To be used to make trades for established major leaguers to fill holes at the major league level.

No team, not even the Rays, has a 25-man roster of pure homegrown talent. 

PS – Floyd is a RHP, not a LHP, Bob.

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