Comments on: Bats Come Out Swinging in Game Two of Doubleheader Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: st1300b Thu, 26 Apr 2012 02:19:00 +0000 Seeing Lincoln perform like he did today, talk about people wanting to sell: His location and 96mph heat may be just what the doctor ordered for the pen especially with Resop struggling to get anyone out lately.

By: James S Thu, 26 Apr 2012 02:12:00 +0000 And all the people who are always saying trade Garrett Jones are hiding again too. The guy has been one of only a few legitimate power & extra base guys on the team the past 3 years, but people are always rubbishing him. If Jones ever had any protection in the line-up, he would hit way better.

This team base has the mindset that one or two power guys are all you need, then they can’t figure out why they don’t hit so much. Meanwhile they are being constantly pitched around and given nothing worthy to drive.

When (if) the Pirates ever develop a real 4, 5 or 6 man middle-of-the-order like ‘The Lumber Company’ days of the 70’s, then they will start scoring runs consistently, and contend no matter how many #1 draft pick pitchers they have.

By: James S Thu, 26 Apr 2012 01:52:00 +0000 Alvarez is A-OK with me, hitting homers at the rate he is. I couldn’t give a dead pig’s butt how often he strikes out. People hung up on how a player makes his outs are strange if you ask me. A fly out, a strike out, a ground out, a foul out, a line-out…all the same to me.

As I always say about the strike-out crybabies, they would have hated guys like Willie Stargell, Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt. Which says it all about their insight.

If people want to complain, the object SHOULD be the punch and judy hitting of corner outfielder Jose Tabata long before they say a word about Alvarez, who is at least producing runs.