Comments on: Rumor: Pirates Looking at Catching and Lefty Relievers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13569 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 15:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13569 Jake Fox makes Ryan Doumit look like Johnny Bench.  Jake Fox’s best position in the field is DH.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13553 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 03:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13553 I could see Jake Fox being kept over McKenry if he really is a legitimate catcher, because he far outhits McKenry.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13552 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 03:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13552 I can buy that they may still be looking for a better hitting backup catcher to Barajas.
McKenry is not exactly lighting up pitching in the grapefruit league. He’s got one of the lowest averages on the team, in fact.

The problem is that it’s far too late to be seeking a good hitting catcher. If they are honestly looking for only a small percentage of games, to start only when Barajas is resting, why not go for the recently retired Jorge Posada or Jason Varitek. At least we know they can hit.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13517 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13517 I think the Bucs expected better performances this spring from guys that are fighting for jobs. They do have Morales as a backup catcher that is just starting to play, I don’t know if he is good enough to back up at the major league level however. When you think about it if McHenry goes down, what do they have left as a backup? Sanchez did a good job behind the plate this spring from what I saw, but he still needs time in the minors to tweek his hitting IMO. There is bound to be some left handers available as cuts and guys teams don’t want to cut but want to trade become available.

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By: ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13483 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13483 I can see them going for a lefty reliever as ones they have are unproven.  However, this would probably mean a trade of Juan Cruz, Resop, maybe Meek.  Either get someone who is established as a good lefty reliever or stick with Watson and Moskos.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13478 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13478 McKenry better hit from the get go if he wants to stay.  You can’t be a non-factor with as many games as he is slated to play this year.  Something will shake out by the end of spring training, it always does.

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By: Scott Klima http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13475 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 04:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13475 Get a Beimel-type for the pen, allow Watson to sort out his issues in AAA to start the year. Moskos should make the club.

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By: indybucfan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/rumor-pirates-looking-at-catching-and-lefty-relievers.html#comment-13474 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 02:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27408#comment-13474 If Sanchez and Fryer are both ticketed for AAA, they should be okay. If Sanchez is going to AA, then they could use a catcher for AAA with Fryer. As far as lefthanded relievers, what’s out there better than what they have?

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