Comments on: Bedard Strikes Out Nine in 4-2 Win Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:34:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: st1300b Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:50:00 +0000 In reviewing those free agent assessments from last year – Maholm, who I was NOT in favor of bringing back because he lost his ability to heat up the fastball past 87 mph, has an ERA of 6, has given up 4 HR’s, and has as many K’s in 4 starts as Bedard had last night. What was worse is that people wanted to sign Maholm at the 9 million option he had… so glad to see that didn’t happen. I like Pauly, but he has a 3 million dollar arm, max. 

By: st1300b Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:44:00 +0000 Sometimes there are reasons why those guys are free agents, just like there were reasons that Ronny Cedeno, Ryan Doumit, etc were made available – they have warts. Frankly, you almost have be excited that 1 of our 3 free agents is playing like a real pro in Bedard. With Barmes and Barajas, we have to think back to what Cedeno and Doumit weren’t doing which was to play consistent defense.
So in doing that, that’s where I come back to my argument from last year that Doumit isn’t exactly the worst catcher, because Barajas hasn’t looked much better and Dewey was younger. Ryan isn’t tearing up the league, hitting about .250 with a few doubles and 1 HR, but he always felt like a bucco to me. Wish he was still here, I think he’d love catching Bedard and Burnett.
Barmes is doing his part defensively, his stick is why he was available – it’s going to be painful to watch those AB’s the rest of the year; but no more painful than watching Ronny do the same things. Unless Clint really shakes things up and plays Harrison or Navarro more at the position (Which I would like to see) hope for more amazing plays on defense and a few surprise extra base hits.

By: salempirate Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:38:00 +0000 Bedard thusfar appears to be as advertised and more.

Barajas, how much longer?

Regardless of it being a matter a matter of finding it, his hitting being a streak, or whatever, everyone has to be happy for Pedro. The man has held up extremely well under the circumanstances and deserves to be feeling good. I’m a doubter but I say “go Pedro”.