Comments on: Why A Trade Isn’t Likely at This Point in the Season http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 31 May 2014 02:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15201 Tue, 22 May 2012 15:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15201 It should have come as no surprise. If it did, he’s not doing his job. There are guys out there who can be picked up for cash. The only indefensible option is bringing up Gorkys Hernandez. He can’t hit in AAA, he’s not going to hit in the majors.

]]>
By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15182 Tue, 22 May 2012 12:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15182 The Twins are on the brink of having an epically bad season, it appears. Looks like they do this full-scale flush once every 10 years, so last year was the start.
They released Marquis, demoted Liriano to the bullpen, and have 4 (4!) pitchers with ERA’s over 8.37.
They should be looking to trade Josh Willingham (3 year – $21M) for any cost-controlled pitcher with upside immediately. What team has a lot of young cost-controlled arms that floating around AAA?

]]>
By: Luke http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15178 Tue, 22 May 2012 04:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15178 Its always a bad thing when the incompetent Huntington tries to wheel and deal. Bautista for Robinson Diaz. Who could forget future HOFers Brandon Moss & Andy LaRoche. Out of all the trading we only have 3 productive players, 4 if you count Tabata, which I don’t.

]]>
By: Randy Linville http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15177 Tue, 22 May 2012 03:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15177 Looking forward to tomorrow’s post.

]]>
By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15175 Tue, 22 May 2012 02:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15175 I don’t think the Pirates are sitting back and saying this. I’m only saying this to point out why you shouldn’t expect a deal to be made this early. The Pirates should definitely try. But it would be understandable if they don’t make a move.

There are moves they CAN make right now, and they should. That’s tomorrow’s article.

]]>
By: Randy Linville http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15174 Tue, 22 May 2012 02:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15174 Agreed that trades of significance – especially recently – rarely happen this early in the season. But if the Pirates front office believes that this team can contend this year with some offensive help, then they simply can’t sit back and say, ‘we won’t pursue a trade because trades don’t happen this early in the year.’ That would be unacceptable. If they look for some trade partners but don’t find anything worth pursuing (due to having to overpay or they are underwhelmed by what is available) then that is a different story.

If they think this team can contend with the current offense, well, that too is a different story.

]]>
By: ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15172 Tue, 22 May 2012 01:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15172 my biggest problem with the offense is that this isn’t really a worst case scenario. The odds of the teams offense being bad were pretty high going into spring training. NH had to know that (or he is incompetent). There were a ton of question marks on offense coming into the season and so far none have been answered positively.

To me this is the biggest indictment of NH as gm. He did make a move to trade Pounders in off season but apparently for a player that is considered a utility type player and who the team is not willing to try at short. That is a pretty much of a failure of a deal. McGehee was a gamble, the Brewers could have used a bat but valued Veres more for the same money. So NN didn’t really do much to help the offense other than to hope that those on the team would improve and that maybe a retread could have a bounceback year (that is wishful thinking and I’m glad my stockbroker isn’t NH)

]]>
By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15170 Mon, 21 May 2012 23:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15170 Agree. But you don’t need to make a trade for that kind of production.

]]>
By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15169 Mon, 21 May 2012 23:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15169 Gwynn’s lowly .648 OPS would be a Herculean upgrade over McLouth’s catastrophic .392.

]]>
By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/why-a-trade-isnt-likely-at-this-point-in-the-season.html#comment-15168 Mon, 21 May 2012 22:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31615#comment-15168 They don’t need to trade for a Kevin Youkilis type of hitter. Quad-A players like Jake Fox and Jeff Larish (or similar players in other organizations) have a legitimate shot at being a big upgrade over what has been provided by Nate McLouth and Casey McGehee.
Wasn’t Drew Sutton worth a try over Yamaico Navarro?

]]>