Comments on: How the Winter Meetings Affected the NL Central http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/how-the-winter-meetings-affected-the-nl-central.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/how-the-winter-meetings-affected-the-nl-central.html#comment-11217 Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22207#comment-11217 I agree if Fielder goes elsewhere and with Pujols gone that leaves the Reds as the team with most talent probably. If they make a few moves like getting James Shields they can set tthemselves apart from the pack. The Bucs have some work to do but I look for another slight improvement and a push towards .500

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/how-the-winter-meetings-affected-the-nl-central.html#comment-11216 Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22207#comment-11216 Parkers coming off a major injury as well I believe. And I’m really starting to hate all these western minor leaguer hitters with their inflated stats. It’s like video game #s out there. Neal was on the fan today and was not optimistic on Cutch deal and mentioned Nick Evans Garret Jones platoon. I will be very surprised if they dont either sign or trade for a SP and a 1B. I would think this is the year you can do it if you get a controllable player preferably til 2015 or beyond

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By: Scott Stauffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/how-the-winter-meetings-affected-the-nl-central.html#comment-11215 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22207#comment-11215 it seems to me that the division – as it stands – is wide open.  a decent power bat at first would really help now. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/how-the-winter-meetings-affected-the-nl-central.html#comment-11214 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 19:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22207#comment-11214 Tim and I have been discussing the Cahill trade.  I feel that the return for Cahill was light.  In the article we did a few weeks back, I proposed Grossman, Gorkys Hernandez, Kyle McPherson, and a ML-ready reliever for Cahill.

Jarrod Parker is a nice piece, but Colin Cowgill is kind of “eh” and Cook is the ML-ready reliever.

If you take just Cahill’s 4 guaranteed years that’s $30.5M of salary.  Assuming 10 WAR over the next 4 years (possibly low due his switch to the NL and not being a finished product) that’s $50M of value, giving a $20M surplus.

Parker’s value as a Top 50 pitching prospect is around $13M, but I don’t think Cowgill and Cook make up the rest.  I don’t think Cowgill would be considered a grade B ($5.5M), so he would be a neglible $0.5M surplus.  Same with Cook.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/how-the-winter-meetings-affected-the-nl-central.html#comment-11213 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22207#comment-11213 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/gio-gonzalez-would-cost-too-much.html

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/how-the-winter-meetings-affected-the-nl-central.html#comment-11212 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22207#comment-11212 @kevin did you guys do a trade target for Gio Gonzalez? or is that just pointless? What would it take? Control until 2015 fits nicely into Bucs timeline. Grossman Allie Pressly Sanchez +?

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