Comments on: The Pirates Need Another Starting Pitcher http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:42:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Moose http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11444 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 17:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11444 the old joke is….Do you know how you can tell when a lawyer is lying?  When his lips are moving.  It looks like that old joke will apply, regarding any promises Frank Coonelly made about the 2012 Pirates payroll.

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11443 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 05:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11443 Ticking me off watching what the Nationals are doing, while we sit in a weak Central and not even a nibble on MLB Trade Rumors. NEED to upgrade that pitching staff!!!

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By: TS http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11441 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 02:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11441 Lee isn’t coming back. Pena isn’t coming. And Jackson ain’t coming. Frank Connelly is making another promise he intends not to keep. Have small expectations of the Pirates and it’s easier to digest when nothing is done.

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11439 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 20:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11439 Morton isnt really a lock for 200 innings he might be out until late april to may with the surgery he had.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11436 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11436 Given the extension that Danks just signed, I doubt the Pirates can get Jackson because 4-5 years at $10-13 million per year will be what Boras is expecting.

Any word on where H. Kuroda or J. Vazquez might land? If you could get either guy for  2 years and $20 million, I’d do it in a heart beat. 

While both are older, they have shown no drop off and both will pitch a very effective 200 innings. It would help bridge the staff until Cole is ready and the long term capability of Karstens, Morton, McDonald, and Lincoln can be determined.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11432 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11432 JImmy………..I’m with you on that.

Tim……….you make a very compelling argument! Great job as usual. Plus, I got ‘the book’. Read the whole thing as soon as I got it. Wonderful! Best Christmas present I’ve received (outside of the fact that I am retiring). :)

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11433 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11433 The best fit for the Pirates right now in the rotation is Wei-Yin Chen they need a legit 170 to 200 inning starter only thing you can expect from Bedard is about 120 to 125 innings right now cause that’s highest he has pitched since 2007. Last year , with the red sox fans i spoke with said bedard was having high pitch counts most of the year and was starting to break down in august.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11431 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 01:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11431 The one option for Alvarez is assuming that he gets a 4th option year. Usually that’s automatic for players who have used all of their options but have less than five years of pro experience. Nothing official has been announced for Alvarez yet.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11430 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 01:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11430 mikez you might want to lookat the spring training tracker. It shows quite a bit, including who has options left and who doesn’t. Alvarez has 1 left. Lots of info there.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/the-pirates-need-another-starting-pitcher.html#comment-11428 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22616#comment-11428 I would try to sign Edwin Jackson then inquire with the Angels about Kendry Morales. They will want a bounty for Trumbo but Morales could be had for a song(probably). He has had some injury problems the last couple of seasons but he could provide some offense and a solid glove at 1B if healthy. That would also allow for a Jones/McGehee duo on the bench, provided Alvarez can return to his late ’10 season form….

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