Comments on: Burnett Solid in Debut, Alvarez Knocks in Two in Shutout Over Cardinals http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/burnett-solid-in-debut-alvarez-knocks-in-two-in-shutout-over-cardinals.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:08:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/burnett-solid-in-debut-alvarez-knocks-in-two-in-shutout-over-cardinals.html#comment-14497 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29320#comment-14497  This true ace has a career era of 4.09 and his BEST ERA was 3.30.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/burnea.01.shtml

I’m glad we have him, but he is only an ace on OUR staff.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/burnett-solid-in-debut-alvarez-knocks-in-two-in-shutout-over-cardinals.html#comment-14494 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29320#comment-14494 Kristy….AJ did not give up his first hit in the 4th. As you noted, he gave up a hit to Matt Carpenter in the first. :)

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/burnett-solid-in-debut-alvarez-knocks-in-two-in-shutout-over-cardinals.html#comment-14495 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29320#comment-14495  Tabata is in a slump. I am not worried about him………..yet.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/burnett-solid-in-debut-alvarez-knocks-in-two-in-shutout-over-cardinals.html#comment-14490 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29320#comment-14490 People who are all concerned about Pedro Alvarez need to open their eyes and see that the Pirates are playing worse players than him. As Bob Dole used to say, where’s the outrage?

See, Alvarez is at least contributing to some victories. On the other hand, Jose Tabata is completely useless. He is just another Jacob Brumfield/Brant Brown/Jermaine Allensworth, and is even regressing from that weak level.

He gets a single here and there, but his baserunning is so awful he even makes me cringe when he gets on base. He has very little power and to be playing a corner outfield spot with that kind of offensive production is ridiculous. Especially on a team that cannot afford to waste any chance to get a power/extra base hitter into the line-up. At least with Pedro Alvarez there is always the chance of him running into one and knocking it out of the park. With Tabata, there isn’t even that hope.

With guys like Matt Hague and Starling Marte in the minors and Garrett Jones, Nate McLouth & Casey McGehee in the majors, there are way better options than Jose Tabata.

Anybody complaining about Alvarez, yet not saying a word about Tabata is just showing that they really aren’t paying much attention to this team.

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By: jfffrsn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/burnett-solid-in-debut-alvarez-knocks-in-two-in-shutout-over-cardinals.html#comment-14489 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 06:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=29320#comment-14489 its nice to see what a true ace does.

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