Comments on: Free Agent Rumors: DeRosa, McLouth http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/free-agent-rumors-derosa-mclouth.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Jack Mcelligott http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/free-agent-rumors-derosa-mclouth.html#comment-11070 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22065#comment-11070 looks like Mclouth and Betermit will be added for bench strength. Nate has really struggled for two years with the Braves.  Dont know much about how Betermit might fit. Could these be minor league contracts?

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/free-agent-rumors-derosa-mclouth.html#comment-11052 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22065#comment-11052 McLouth isn’t ready for majors, would rather have Hernandez.  

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/free-agent-rumors-derosa-mclouth.html#comment-11049 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 11:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22065#comment-11049 Last I checked, they had a full roster. Unless they cut somebody they won’t be able to select anyone.

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/free-agent-rumors-derosa-mclouth.html#comment-11047 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 10:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22065#comment-11047 Not sure anyone’s forgotten about it, there just are usually very few if any quality bats since the rules change that allowed an extra year of protection. 

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By: Chad Carney http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/free-agent-rumors-derosa-mclouth.html#comment-11042 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 03:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22065#comment-11042 good point patrick about the rule 5 draft that everybody seems to have forgotten about 

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By: Patrick Kelly http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/free-agent-rumors-derosa-mclouth.html#comment-11041 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 03:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22065#comment-11041 Ready or not, I would probably prefer Gorkys. Regardless of the 1B situation, keep Jones as the 4th OF to start the season. Allow him to platoon with Hague at 1B to start the year and bring up Gorkys when he is “ready.”

Don’t forget about the Rule V draft in a few days. That may give us a 5th OF option as well (along with Jones) that would hold us over until Gorkys gets called up.

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