Comments on: DK: Top Priority is a Starting Pitcher http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 25 May 2014 07:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11507 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22722#comment-11507 They will sign whoever insists on a ML contract and doesn’t get a chair when the music stops.  Of course, they could have had Maholm all along, but guys making that much money are poison to the Pirates.

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By: Robert S. Myers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11480 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22722#comment-11480 To me Rizzo would make more sense then Trumbo.  I like Trumbo, but they do not have to get rid of him.  Them can play him at DH, 3rd, and OF.  Rizzo can only play 1b and he would be a big liability at Petko in the OF.  Still.  He would not come cheap….

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11474 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22722#comment-11474 With the Reds and Padres big trade with Latos, and Alonso 1B and others, that
should block Anthony Rizzo 1B why wouldn’t the Pirates take a look. Would the Pirates be interested in Rizzo for 1B?

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11473 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 04:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22722#comment-11473 Sign Jackson (3-4 years), Kuroda (2 years), or Vazquez (2 years to put off retirement) or IMO you have to go after Carlos Pena with a 2 year contract offer… the 2013 FA 1B are pathetic so even though I’d prefer the quality SP you have to address one of these two areas this off-season for $10-12 million/year.

BTW, the average NL Central payroll is $90 million/year so no excuses spending $60 million/year when you’re going to draw 2 million fans while increasing ticket prices.

The only way I give the FO a pass is if none of these guys will sign with Pittsburgh no matter the offer or if this $10-12 million/year goes towards long term deals with Cutch and Walker that tie up some of their free agent years.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11471 Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22722#comment-11471 Why not look for a trade for a Mike Trumbo which has a Team friendly salary and young
enough to lock in for several years. This would leave ample money for a Edwin Jackson
or a trade for a Jair Jurrjens or a Shields from the Rays which are also cap friendly.
We have too much in the minors we will never use.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11468 Tue, 27 Dec 2011 13:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22722#comment-11468 Agree. Quite the upgrade from seasons past. Correia in the pen, unless someone else takes him off our hands.

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By: Robert S. Myers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/dk-top-priority-is-a-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11467 Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22722#comment-11467 I would really make a push for Jackson.  He would be a very nice add with a chance to p/u a prospect or two at the deadline.  If we could get him for a multi year deal all the better.  That would give us Bedard, Jackson, McDonald, Morton, and Karstens.  I would go with Lincoln as the  fifth starter until Morton comes back and have Correia as the long reliever.  That is a pretty good starting rotation.

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