Comments on: Derrek Lee Updates: Monday http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Josh Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11044 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 07:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11044 Most people are worried about Derrek Lee wanting more than the $8.5mil for arbitration. I am not opposed to seeing Lee come back for $8.5mil but anything more would be outrageous for a 36 yr old with declining production and cannot stay healthy. You mentioned that he could have a (.275/25/90) type season which is unlikely because he cannot stay healthy an entire season. I would not mind seeing Lee decline arbitration so that the Pirates have a 1st Round Comp. Pick in next years draft. 

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By: Steve Glenn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11043 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 05:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11043 Some people went on and on about how we DIDN’T overpay for Barmes (.240/10HR/40RBI) at 5.25 million/yr, but complain about $8.5 million for a middle of the order (very capable .275/25HR/90RBI), solid D at 1B, in Lee.  I don’t get it.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11040 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11040 If the Marlins did sign Pujols – which I kind of doubt they will – but IF…wonder what it would take to get Gaby Sanchez in a trade.

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By: Benjamin Dobosh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11039 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11039 The pirates need a # 4 hitter desperately, they have no other legitimate options Pedro doesnt need the added pressure. The only other real option in FA would be Kubel and that would probably mean presley to the bench and jones at 1st. I sincerely hope they can bring him back or neal can get creative and trade for 1.
 

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By: Mike Adamson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11037 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11037 He might want to win next year.

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By: Scott Klima http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11033 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11033 I now hope he declines arbitration, gets us a draft pick, and allows us to see what Hague can bring.  He and Jones can compete for time at 1B, along with Evans. Time to move on and get a SP.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11032 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11032 If Lee was so opposed to playing for the Pirates he would have told them last week to forget it, but he did not, IMO, it is all about the money. I would think if he had his preference of where to play next year, he would take the Cubbies.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11027 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11027 Why is Lee so opposed to playing for the Pirates, I certainly don’t want someone here that doesn’t want to be here.  Let’s take the pick and let Hague start!!!

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By: Ron Leighton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11026 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11026 What is one more overpay?  Why not pay for experience?  Its not like the Bucs are hoarding money for future. It seems like they operate on a pay as you go system.

That is why NH and FC have said when attendance increases (which increases revenue) payroll will go up.

Or are the Bucs going to be one of bottom 3 teams in payroll again in  2012?  Are NH and FC hoping for a winning season in 2014?

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/derrek-lee-updates-monday.html#comment-11023 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22051#comment-11023 I also think it is an overpay.  But what starting pitching?  They need him or Pena if they want to take some heat off Pedro. 

Really wish there was more available.  I would take a shot with Bedard and Harden.  If you luck out, big time pitchers.  If not, cut your losses and go with youth.  Go one year, 2-4 mill + 1 mill incentives (games started/innings), with club option for 2nd year if incentives not reached, player option if they are. 

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