Comments on: Pirates Notebook: No Reason Meek’s Velocity Won’t Return http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-no-reason-meeks-velocity-wont-return.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-no-reason-meeks-velocity-wont-return.html#comment-13247 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26887#comment-13247  I do agree that I never really saw Meek as a closer type, or rather, really having that mentality.  I’m interested to see what happens with his stuff this season though, because if he does have an option to use, I don’t know if I agree with letting him try to work out his problems in the majors.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-no-reason-meeks-velocity-wont-return.html#comment-13246 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26887#comment-13246  If Hanrahan has a bad start? lol

If he does, he’ll be closing games just the same until he gets right.  You’ll only see Grilli in a closing situation if Hanrahan’s pitched 3 days in a row.

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By: scrappy2499 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-no-reason-meeks-velocity-wont-return.html#comment-13245 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26887#comment-13245 It does seem like he is afraid to rear back and let it go like he used to…I know it’s early in Spring Training and we have to give him time to build up the arm but he doesn’t have the same look that he had.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-no-reason-meeks-velocity-wont-return.html#comment-13238 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26887#comment-13238 One last thing about Meek, I have seen him throw this year and I don’t see anything resembling arm trouble, he seems fluid, but his pitches don’t explode like the way they did when they got him.  When they got Meek, he was fast and wild, not so wild anymore, not so fast either.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-no-reason-meeks-velocity-wont-return.html#comment-13237 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26887#comment-13237  Meek should start in AAA, the Pirates are not at a point anymore where they have to have tryouts, when he is right, if he gets right then bring him back and see what he can do, they have enough bullpen depth that the Pirates can afford to move Meek to AAA. I never thought Meek was a good pressure pitcher, he seems to do well when he gets guys 1-2-3, but if he doesn’t he’s in trouble.
Grilli IMO is one of the best pitchers the Bucs have in the pen, I would venture to say that if Hanrahan has a bad start we might see Grilli close some games, he has the right mentality for it, something I don’t think Meek ever had.

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