Comments on: Pirates To Sign Ryota Igarashi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11341 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11341 I would actually be disapointed if the Bucs went after Darvish. (Which they won’t anyways.) Bidding millions just to get to talk to an unproven player would completely trash what they are trying to accomplish.  Pirate fans need to understand this.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11340 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11340 I don’t see Lowrie as much better than Barmes. Better?  Maybe. But it has yet to be seen with his .732 ops in a hitter’s park. …and he is almost 28 so it’s not like he is super young.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11338 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11338 Not to mention Lowrie had one game where he was 5-5 with 2 doubles and 2 HR or something like that and in that week he hit .542 or something crazy. Take that away and he did nothing. I would love Lowrie as my util inf.  He is as good as you get in that role.  Especially in the NL. Houston has a very interesting and talented young infield.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11337 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11337 No doubt the Sox will want a better closer than Melancon

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11336 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11336 We could have but if you’re gonna trade Hanrahan you should at least get a player that starts.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11329 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11329 Lowrie had a bad shoulder last year, he had a .900 ops in 2010. The glove is a bit of an issue, but he’s a much better option than Barmes or Cedeno.

I’d have glady taken Lowrie, Weiland, and 3rd prospect (or two C level guys like Lars) for Hanrahan.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11328 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11328 Lowrie last year: .252 AVG, .685 OPS, 6 HR, 36 RBI, -4.9 UZR at SS, 0.3 WAR
Cedeno last year: .249 AVG, .636 OPS, 2 HR, 32 RBI, 5.9 UZR at SS, 1.4 WAR
Barmes last year: .244 AVG, .698 OPS, 12 HR, 39 RBI, 7.9 UZR at SS, 3.1 WAR

No thanks on Lowrie.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11327 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11327 Def agree about Melancon. I wouldve taken a Lowrie Ranaudo Kalish deal in a second for Hanarahan. Not real big on Lavarnway, seems too much like Doumit to me IDK. I do think they still get a closer and Madson isnt him.
Once Fielder signs I think things will really start to open up. Creates a trade partner for the incumbent 1B, sets market for Lee Pena etc, and opens up lots of $ for whoever doesnt get him.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11326 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11326 Don’t give up on the Bucs potentially dealing Hanrahan to the Red Sox.  Many feel that Melancon isn’t ready to be a closer in the AL Beast, so the Sox might not be done looking for a closer.  I’d love to see the Pirates acquire Ryan Lavarnway & a prospect or two from the Sox for Hanrahan.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-to-sign-ryota-igarashi.html#comment-11325 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22405#comment-11325 I wouldn’t have wanted Lowrie for Hanrahan. I would’ve expected the Cuban and a few other pieces.

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