Comments on: Nationals Inquired on Starling Marte, Were Turned Down http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: j1066 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13212 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 21:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13212 can not be traded for one year after signing (August 15) but can be included as a ptbnl after 6 months, so right now he can be traded.

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By: dropkickmurphys http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13209 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13209 From what I’ve heard from Nationals players is that Rendon can hit like nobody’s business.  He has no arm though.  There is no chance that he can play short.

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By: dropkickmurphys http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13208 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13208 If the Nationals did want him to play center field, they wanted him to play there now.

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By: dropkickmurphys http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13207 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13207 Won’t happen.  First Rendon can’t be traded yet. Second, they really like Rendon.  Third, Rendon gives them options other than Marte.  He can move to second with either Espinosa, Desmond or Lombardozzi moving to center.  That third option gives them the leadoff hitter they want (Rendon or Lombardozzi) and another good hitter in the lineup.

This discussed trade is exactly what I’ve written here, many months ago.  Marte is almost a perfect fit for the Nationals (not really the leadoff hitter they need).  But, as I wrote before, the Pirates and Nationals don’t match up in terms of what they can offer the Pirates. 

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13206 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13206  I think we’re gonna rue the day we didn’t take Rendon. Altho, I can understand why we passed on him.
Just our luck…..

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13205 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13205  I think they have to play one full year in the org….Tim?

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By: ElGaupo77 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13191 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13191 I realize that.  

I was saying that Rendon’s defense is so good he’s getting time at SS.  

Pedroia is a very good defensive 2B with high OBP.  Sorry I wasn’t more clear.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13190 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13190 Jim Bowden should be tweeting about how he skimmed bonus money from players in the Dominican.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13189 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13189 Pedroia has over 100 games experience as a SS in the minor leagues, and played it plenty in college and high school. 

no need to get bent out of shape over a prediction thats just a prediction.

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By: Ross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/nationals-inquired-on-starling-marte-were-turned-down.html#comment-13188 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26733#comment-13188 you are funny cause PEDROIA DOESNT PLAY SHORTSTOP!!! get your positions right before you make comments

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