Comments on: Big Night From Alvarez Can’t Overcome Rough Start From Morton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html#comment-14722 Thu, 03 May 2012 00:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30061#comment-14722 but we need hitting now. 

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html#comment-14709 Wed, 02 May 2012 16:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30061#comment-14709 Barmes was brought in for consistency and he hasnt delivered on that, which if it was just the bat I could probably buy in still, but his glove has been as inconsistent as Ronny’s ever was. That play last night was clearly a turning point in the game, and as everyday a play as a SS can have. Defense can not be an issue at that position… Alvarez is less a concern with the glove if he’s hitting like this. 

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html#comment-14706 Wed, 02 May 2012 14:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30061#comment-14706 Last year the Pirates had 9 pitchers throw at least 5 starts.  In 2010….9 pitchers throw at least 5 starts (this takes away the Aaron Thompson-type of spot start).  In short, you need more than 5 or 6 arms to get thru a year.

There is nothing wrong with keeping Owens in AAA all year — he had an awful year in 2011 and he needs to re-prove himself.  Wilson is not a ML-caliber starter.  His future is a power lefty out of the bullpen.  Locke is there and waiting, but that’s what you do in AAA. 

There’s no pressing need for them here and there’s no pressing need to trade them right away.  It’s good to have depth.  It’s a long season.

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By: KingCobra15 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html#comment-14705 Wed, 02 May 2012 13:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30061#comment-14705 probably about as much as Derrek Lee got the Orioles last year when we traded for him.

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html#comment-14704 Wed, 02 May 2012 13:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30061#comment-14704 With all this pitching, especially with Karstens on the mend, and Locke, Wilson, and Owens near Major League ready, we can’t keep them all. Time to trade for a catcher or 1B. Aren’t the Yankees desperate for pitching again. I’d like to see what Corriea would fetch in the open market. His value is high right now.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html#comment-14702 Wed, 02 May 2012 12:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30061#comment-14702 It’s too early to replace Barajas with McKenry and trade Barmes for sunflower seeds…right?

Because hovering around a .200 wOBA through April is killing us. Not like they’re doing anything special in the field either. Barmes has already matched his ’11 total in throwing errors. 

Starting to get really worried. What are the Pirates options?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/big-night-from-alvarez-cant-overcome-rough-start-from-morton.html#comment-14700 Wed, 02 May 2012 12:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=30061#comment-14700 Pedro and Clint have 5 & 6 errors, respectively. Not good.

Watson hasn’t pitched well this year. Javier Lopez, where have you gone?

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