Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Hague Continues Strong Case to Break Camp with Pirates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Kristy Robinson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13849 Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13849 Leroux and Hughes aren’t locks for the ‘pen. But I understand what you mean. I wouldn’t be surprised if Clint decided to use an extra bench guy, but I still think that until a decision is made, it’s still relevant is all. 

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By: Ross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13846 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13846 i mean yeah thats true, the ol’ “you can never have enough pitching” terminology could be used here because of the 4 man rotation they are using. but i mean with guys like Grilli, Leroux, Hughes, Resop who can all go long relief if needed are already there. thats even though we dont if Hughes makes the team. AND, you gotta remember that Hurdle is a big fan of doing double switches as we all saw last season so it may be better using another bench player…you know what i mean?

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By: michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13838 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13838 Juan Cruz: ” Spring Training this year was really, really good to me”
    Chico Escuela anyone ?

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By: Kristy Robinson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13835 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13835 I don’t believe this article was pointless. Nothing is official. There are still 30 players in camp. Hague isn’t guaranteed a spot. Most teams when they place a pitcher on the DL, they bring up another pitcher, not a position player. However, the team is weighing the benefits of either an extra bat or having a long man in case the starters struggle. It’s early in spring, and the last thing you want to do is use the bullpen a lot. An extra arm in the ‘pen could help.

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By: Ross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13830 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13830 exactly….so Hague pretty much already has a spot on the team! there was pretty much 19 guaranteed spots with 4 left for bullpen and 2 for bench before camp anyway when you added in last years regulars and the offseason acquisitions. then when you add Cruz you get 20. so no offense Kristy, this article is a tad bit pointless hahaha. they arent going to have an 8th bullpen guy because thats carrying too many bullpen arms (but you could make a case that you can never have enough bullpen guys, especially when they are starting with a 4 man rotation)

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By: TonyB http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13829 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13829 Hague is blowing up the FO money commitment for a platoon at first between Jones and McG. It’s a nice problem to have for them, but this bunch will always go with the money laid out to those with MLB experience. If Hague goes down, after the first week, it’ll only be a matter of time before he’s back because of Pedro’s ineptitude at third.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13827 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13827 FREE HAGUE !!!!

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13826 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13826 I think if Hague was getting lucky hits, hitting nothing but fastballs, had a ton of holes in his swing, could only hit lefthand pitching, I would say he should be classifed as a role player. 
Because he does not have a lot of major league experience should not automatically put him in a role situation, he hit every bit as good as McCuthen when they brought him up not as a role player. 
I hate labels, the Pirates seem to love the role label, the projection label, the potential label. 

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13819 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13819 I don’t think Hague should be just getting ‘a spot’. He should be our starting 1bman. What else do they want from the ‘Hit Collector”. He’s hit EVERYWHERE he has gone!!!!

GI Jones has shown he is not an everyday player. McGaheeheehee and Kdro should platoon at the very least.

JMHO

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By: Kristy Robinson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-hague-continues-strong-case-to-break-camp-with-pirates.html#comment-13817 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27795#comment-13817 15 day DL opens a spot up on the 25-man roster. So when Morton is placed on the DL, there will be an extra spot for an extra reliever or bench guy. When they go on the 60 day DL they are taken off the 40-man roster as well. So once healthy, the team has to make a move to place them back on. 

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