Comments on: MLB Non-Tender Candidates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Patriot Games http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11251 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11251 James Loney’s “nice young man” image took a dive last week when he conked out drunk on an LA freeway, parked his car in the fast lane, staggered out, then jumped back in and drove off only to conk out a second time. Could have killed many people. Was ornery with police.
I wouldn’t sign him.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11250 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11250 I think the same argument could have been made for McLouth returning. Money is like crackers at a taste testing: it cleanses the palate. I think Gorzy would return on a fair offer. I’m just not sure the Pirates like him enough to bring him back, since they were fine selling low on him.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11249 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11249 NH has to be licking his chops to get access to somebody’s former high pick who hasn’t panned out when these guys are nontendered. Seriously, I wouldn’t mind Gorzy returning but I imagine he has a bad taste in his mouth towards the F.O. so I don’t see that happening. Parra has always seemed a little better than he’s showed, so maybe there’s something to the relief numbers and results posted.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11247 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11247 Rich Hill had Tommy John surgery this past season, so he won’t be pitching until late spring/early summer.  Nonetheless, he was nasty as a set up reliever for the Red Sox last season.  If the Red Sox non-tender Hill and the Pirates can sign him to a minor league deal, it could be a steal!

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11245 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11245 Pirates FO tries to stay away from .300 hitters.  

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By: Jimmy Coverdale http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11244 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11244 I think Barton would be worth a look – if they can sign him to a minor league deal. He’s got a srong walk rate and if he can get back to his 2010 level he’d be a huge asset. PNC would be a better fit for him too.

With Gorzo, Parra, Hill, Kuo, Howell, Thatcher and Kuo then the lefty relief market could have a few more names added to it tonight. Out of these I’d like to see Parra signed to pitch out of the pen – he has a 3.10 xFIP as a reliever with 9.73 K/9 and 3.19 BB/9. He’s also been much better the first time through the order as a starting pitcher with opposing hitters batting .253/.340/.368 against him with a K/BB ratio of 2, which drops to 1.66 and 1.43 the second and third time through the order respectively

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By: TOM GUIDO http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11243 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11243 Loney would be the ideal here.  Solid defensively, pop in his bat that would play bigger at PNC with short porch in RF and big north side notch. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11242 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11242 Jeff Keppinger would be a good pickup, it is always nice to have a 300 hitter hanging around that can play a couple of different positions.
I always liked Gorzo and like Hague, he does not seem to get much love.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/mlb-non-tender-candidates.html#comment-11241 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22327#comment-11241 Gorzo wouldn’t be bad to come back,  McLouth needs someone to join him on the reunion tour

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