Comments on: Pirates Will Not Scout Vicente Padilla http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-to-scout-vicente-padilla.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:00:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-to-scout-vicente-padilla.html#comment-11564 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 20:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22985#comment-11564 Good Ol’ Rick Reuschel!!! he was the man for us…I take a shot on Padilla he is better then most of what we have and he is a veteran. Sure he has had some injuries recently but he isn’t what I would label as “injury prone” like Bedard. It’s a high reward/low risk signing if we get him….

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-to-scout-vicente-padilla.html#comment-11561 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 08:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22985#comment-11561 Padilla pitched pretty well last year with the Dodgers and it was a surprise when they took him out of the rotation to pitch in relief. Then he got hurt.
If he’s cheap and definitely healthy, what’s to lose in signing him? 

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-to-scout-vicente-padilla.html#comment-11557 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 02:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22985#comment-11557 Washed up AND cheap?  Sounds like a deal.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-to-scout-vicente-padilla.html#comment-11554 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22985#comment-11554 Why waste the time on a guy who has never been anything more than a #3 starter at best, and that career best was about 10 years ago, while the player hasn’t been consistantly healthy for a full season in years.  Sounds very Piratey to me.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-to-scout-vicente-padilla.html#comment-11553 Sat, 07 Jan 2012 20:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22985#comment-11553 If his fastball really is consistent at 94 and he really is healthy, I’d take a shot on him.
Old guys who had past success can be surprising sometimes. Look at how excellent Bartolo Colon pitched last year for the Yankees in a very tough division to pitch in. He was their best pitcher for a while. Interestingly, Colon is a free agent. Why don’t the Pirates try Colon?
Anyone who has watched the Pirates for many years ought to remember them taking Rick Reuschel off the out-of-work scrap heap and ending up with an ace number 1 starter. I think he even won 20 games for the Giants after he left the Pirates, and he was in his 40′s.

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