Comments on: Pirates Have Eight Arbitration Decisions Due Today http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:20:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11248 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11248 Veras and Meek to Anaheim For Kendry Morales. – How about that situation

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By: Troy Pfaff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11246 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11246 He threw a fence over some watermelons that were sailing on the ocean. Remember?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11239 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11239 That’s true, but that doesn’t mean it’s incredibly difficult to find 8th and 9th inning options.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11237 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11237 A team that has to play small ball and will have to play small ball most of the time, keeping one run leads through the 8th and 9th inning is paramount IMO.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11235 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11235 The Pirate starters are questionable.  They have to be on their game to give the Bucs any sort of chance.  The Bucs really need a strong closer and 2 great 8 inning type pitchers to have a strong bullpen.  Getting more than 6 innings out of any starter has to be considered a bonus.  The Pirate starters are just not going to be in many games where they have more than a a one or two run lead.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11234 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11234 Ideally we could sign Pena and deal Jones and Veras for whatever.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11233 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11233 The set up role just seems like the “closer-lite” spot in the bullpen. The closer role gets over-hyped, as if it’s so much harder to get three outs in the 9th than it is in the 8th. For the same reason, the 8th inning gets over-hyped, with the thinking that it’s so much harder to get three outs in the 8th than it is in the 7th.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11232 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11232 Me, thinks the 8th inning setup situation is a major problem for the Pirates period!
I see no one on the 25 man that can handle the setup role and the Pirates, the media and most of their fan base don’t seem to understand the value of specialty pieces, like a left handed out machine to get top left handed hitters out in the late innings, or heaven for bid a true 8th inning setup guy.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11231 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11231 IMO, Morton, Hanrahan, and Karstens are locks to stay with this club, probably get offered Arbitration and signed before Arbitration hearing, It looks like Jones has been replaced with McClouth’s 1.7Mil, but Lee pushes them into a corner, if they can’t sign Lee and they let Jones go, they have no major league 1st basemen on the 25 man roster, if they take Jones to Arbitration they have to pay him, I am not saying some else can’t play 1st base, just saying they don’t have one on the 25 man at this time. Veras, Meek and Grilli are replaceable, however I would not be surprised is they don’t  offer these three a contract.

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By: Steven Wozniak http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-have-eight-arbitration-decisions-due-today.html#comment-11230 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22295#comment-11230 He threw a fence?

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