Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 25-Man Roster Projection http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-25-man-roster-projection.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-25-man-roster-projection.html#comment-11298 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22368#comment-11298 You always hope a guy like Yamaico Navarro goes into spring training and just blows away all competition for extra infielder, even at the rule 5 guy’s expense. But if they already made the investment by cutting Ciriaco and drafting the rule 5 guy, it looks like this would be the main scenario to start the season. But if Navarro just wows everyone and makes it look like they’d be nuts to go with anyone besides him, I don’t think he Pirates would mind that happening either and would return the rule 5 guy to his old team.

I agree though that Navarro getting daily at bats and playing everyday in triple A would be the best thing for everyone right now, because the extra infielder isnt going to be used much, if you recall how Ciriaco was used.

They know darn well that once the year starts its so hard to keep those rule 5 guys all year unless they are doing really good, which they never are. They almost always cut them loose or work out a trade to keep them and send them to the minors. (Or they get mysterious phantom injuries that keep them on the DL for a long time).

For another starting pitcher, I have to think that they are looking closely at free agent Joe Saunders, who would be a decent addition to the staff….And what ever happened to Jeff Francis?
I dont think I missed him signing with another team, right?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-25-man-roster-projection.html#comment-11283 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22368#comment-11283 I could really see a potential deal or 2 left trade wise. Something with Garret Jones and maybe something involving some young OFs (not Marte, starting to fall in love with him) and maybe Allie and some of the other upside prep guys. Darnaud could also be in a deal.

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By: Dan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-25-man-roster-projection.html#comment-11277 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22368#comment-11277 With Pujos going to the Angels.. they seem too heavy at 1st base…. any rumors or thoughts on a trade with them now?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-25-man-roster-projection.html#comment-11275 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22368#comment-11275 My guess is they go with a Rule 5 guy and give Navarro regular playing time at AAA. But I could see either situation happening.

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By: Andrew Smalley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-25-man-roster-projection.html#comment-11274 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22368#comment-11274 Are you forgetting Navarro?  I presume he would be a better and more realistic option than Nunez.

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