Comments on: Pirates Bullpen Crowded This Spring http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12835 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12835  I don’t believe I mentioned Bob Smizik for that poll, did I? I very very occasionally read him.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12834 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12834 I am saying that if Spring competition and stats didn’t mean anything, then Charlie Morton would not have been in the starting rotation last year.

I really don’t care what Bob Smizik and his sheep said in a poll.  The Pirates WILL have a competition this Spring, and that’s all that really matters.

I never said I want Correia to win a spot in the rotation.  I said I want somebody to earn that spot in the rotation – whether it’s Correia or Karstens.  

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12828 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12828  I don’t understand your first paragraph. I am saying spring training stats don’t mean anything and your first para seems to agree with that.

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They did a vote on the PG Plus blog and the vast majority wanted Karstens over Correia. Small sample, but…

Bottom line….I want Jeff….you want Correia. Whoever gets it, I hope they pitch their butt off. :)

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12825 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12825 And last year, Brian Burres should have won a rotation spot over Charlie Morton, since he had a better 2010 and Spring stats mean nothing.  Is that the logic?

A little competition is a good thing.  Jeff Karstens has had two good months as a starter in his career.  I’d hardly say that’s a reason to hand him a spot for free.  If he earns it great.  Correia had a good couple of months last year too, and he’s only two seasons removed from 200 innings and a sub 4.00 ERA.  There’s no reason to just automatically throw him away and not give him a chance.

Dig a little deeper into their stats, and you’ll find that the competition isn’t nearly as far apart as you seem to want to believe.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12822 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12822 Kristy….any kind of ‘vibes’ out there on Owens or Lambo?….two prospects who seemed to get lost last year?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12820 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12820  Hughes or Resop….I wouldn’t be against Jared. Plus, I LOVE watching him pitch.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12821 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12821 I wonder if a couple of the ones who don’t make it, get dealt.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12819 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12819  And those 5 best should be: Morton, JMac, Karstens, Bedard and AJ, at least to start. Correia is journeyman. Karstens only issue has been endurance. When healthy, he was essentially our stopper.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12818 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12818 Put the best players in the rotation.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-bullpen-crowded-this-spring.html#comment-12816 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26203#comment-12816 Btw, Kristy, I love your updates!

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