Comments on: Duke Welker Lighting Up the Radar Guns in Altoona http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/duke-welker-lighting-up-the-radar-guns-in-altoona.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 30 May 2014 20:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/duke-welker-lighting-up-the-radar-guns-in-altoona.html#comment-15107 Sun, 20 May 2012 13:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31460#comment-15107 They may ease Morris AND Welker into the majors after the trading deadline?

Depends on our record at that time (doesn’t it always….lol)

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By: indybucfan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/duke-welker-lighting-up-the-radar-guns-in-altoona.html#comment-15101 Sat, 19 May 2012 21:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31460#comment-15101 I’d like to see them get Morris up maybe after the all star break. They do have a lot of guys coming and I could see them making some sort of deal to clear some space.

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By: Alicia Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/duke-welker-lighting-up-the-radar-guns-in-altoona.html#comment-15100 Sat, 19 May 2012 19:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31460#comment-15100 Even though I know this isn’t something the Pirates ever do, is this a situation where he could skip over AAA altogether. I mean, not that there isn’t a certain art to relief pitching, but I don’t see it as complicated as slowly moving a hitter along, or even a starting pitcher. Welker obviously has the fastball, and a decent breaking ball to go along with it, so if he can place both of those, what’s the need for AAA?

Not that I necessarily expect that to happen, especially considering how well the bullpen has done so far this year (outside of whenever Meek steps onto the mount). Morris hasn’t even had a chance yet. I’m just very curious to see how everything unfolds once the moves throughout the minors start taking place, since this is obviously a guy that deserves to be in Indy at the very least.

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