Comments on: Adam Jones – A Floor for Starling Marte Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lee Young Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:01:00 +0000 Nate, I agree. Low walk totals are many times a red flag, but some players have successful careers that don’t walk a lot. I sorta remember another Latin ballplayer who didn’t walk a lot. Someone named Roberto something. :)
Now THAT would be a floor. :)

Btw, my buddy, who is an Orioles fan, loves Jones, but thinks he should move to LF (Markakis is in RF).

By: Nate Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:03:00 +0000 That is an interesting comparison.  Would love it if that is Marte’s “floor.” 
 I’m still super-worried about the 1st base situation though.  I would have thought they’d gone after Rizzo.  I really hope they make a serious serious effort to get Smoak and Triunfel from the Mariners if they land Prince. 
What would it realistically take to snag them?  Hanny, Owens, and Pressley?