Comments on: Pirates Working On Deals With Betemit and McLouth http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 19 May 2014 02:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11095 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11095 Adding “major league” players vs. the “AAAA” players is nice to see. Even if these are marginal major league players, they are upgrades over Xavier Paul and Brandon Wood.

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By: Justin Gray http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11083 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11083 well, they always say “buy low, sell high.”  McLouth FTW

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11082 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11082 I think a lot of McLouth’s woes came fron the move to ATL…Pnc is a short distance to right center and right field whereas in ATl it is the expansive part of the field. Therefore a lot of Nates hits that were homers in PNC became outs is ATL. Because he was supposed to make an impact in ATL he tried harder to hit homers and thats where his average went way down. I think a return to PGH could be good for Nate but I don’t expect him to hit like he did in 2008….We all know he can field and run the bases but can he still hit is the big question….

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11081 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11081 Good depth moves by N.H

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11080 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11080 Betemit sounds like a good addition, not so sure about McLouth. He has been pretty bad the last couple of years.

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By: Matthew Ware http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11079 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11079 If McClouth didn’t have a couple good seasons with the Bucs a few years back, we’d all be saying this is a bad signing.  His stats since the trade to Braves don’t warrent more than a non-roster invitation to spring training.

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By: Mike Adamson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11078 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11078 If we can now get Lee to sign. The bench doesn’t look that bad with Jones, Betemit, McLouth/ Presley, Ciriaco, and McKenry.

As for pitching I would rather see Wilson and Owens over Francis and Bedard!!!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11077 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11077 Like you, I’m surprised Betemit was available and even considered the Pirates. Last year I think he signed for $1MM. Bet it won’t be that low and maybe that’s why the Bucs appear to be close.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11076 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11076 These 2 guys still have something in the tank, which is not what the Pirates usually get through free agency. McClouth is no longer in his prime, but is an upgrade over X. Betiemet should be a good fill-in and is versatile, although like most utility men is not good at all positions. But he can handle 3rd in spurts and has a decent bat, with some power.

Looks as though the F.O. is making an attempt to beef up the bench and it really needed it. Lots left to do, but at least they’re trying.

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By: Jimmy Coverdale http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-working-on-deals-with-betemit-and-mclouth.html#comment-11075 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22084#comment-11075 I’m a bit surprised with the Betemit news given lack of options on the free agent market at third - I thought that he would wait out the Aramis Ramirez market and then become the top offensive option at the hot corner.

I like the McLouth signing – he did have a .344 OBP last year and his walk rate will make him a decent option off the bench

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