Comments on: Hague Hits Team-Leading Fifth Homer in Bucs Tie to Rays http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/hague-hits-team-leading-fifth-homer-in-bucs-tie-to-rays.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Kristy Robinson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/hague-hits-team-leading-fifth-homer-in-bucs-tie-to-rays.html#comment-13814 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27797#comment-13814 They also have the option to carry an extra bullpen arm as well in place of the fifth starter. A brad Lincoln for example for a long relief in case. Hurdle said they are weighing the option of what would be more valuable. It’s early in the season, so there are benefits to both. 

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By: Ross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/hague-hits-team-leading-fifth-homer-in-bucs-tie-to-rays.html#comment-13809 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 03:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27797#comment-13809 i dont think Hague is technically “battling” for a bench spot anymore. i think him, Navarro, and Harrison have all made it because Morton is starting the year on the DL, which opened up a spot on the 25 man. think of it this way…Barajas, McKenry, Jones, McGehee, Walker, Barmes, Alvarez, Presley, McCutchen, Tabata, McLouth, Bedard, Correia, JMac, Karstens, Hanrahan, Resop, Grilli, Cruz, Meek are all guaranteed spots. and that equals 20 guys with 2 bullpen spots left (a typical bullpen is 7 as you know) and 3 “other” spots left…which means Hague, Navarro, Harrison all make it

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