Comments on: Pirates Have Inquired on Corner Infield Bats http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:40:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Craig Biddle http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-16478 Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-16478 Why not trade for David DeJesus so the Cubs can promote Rizzo and move LaHair to RF? DeJesus is a much better fit for the Pirates – good OF, good on-base skills, plus defender in RF. He’d make an ideal #2 hitter, to my mind – he has only 3 GDP so far this year.

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By: Stephen Stasa http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-16039 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-16039 To me, the reason to get Youkilis is to go against lefties. He’s .310/.417/.517 against lefties (sOPS+ of 154). Against righties, he’s .207/.277/.326 (tOPS+ of 73). Split him with Jones (vs righties: .266/.278/.508, 104 sOPS+ — vs lefties: 0-for-9). It would also give you a powerful option to be able to switch them later in the game if, for example, Jones starts so the opposing manager brings in a lefty to face him. Take Jones out, Youk in. Boom, advantage returned to the bucs. I wouldn’t be willing to give up much for that though and I don’t think Boston is expecting much. Whether or not it would be worth it to get him just for lefties would depend on what they (Boston) want in return and how much of his contract they’ll pickup. But I can’t imagine the Pirates are looking at him to be an everyday player.

Youkilis: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=youklke01&year=2012&t=b
Jones: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=jonesga02&year=&t=b

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By: pirateswillwinin2012 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15991 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15991 Boston would just love Correia

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By: PiratesFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15987 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15987 That’s why I included Owens and D’Arnaud.

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By: Vince Riedy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15969 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15969 Headley is interesting if the price is right.
Lahair would have to be virtually free to even think about.
Under know circumstance should they acquire Youkilis. He has always been overrated and now is on the decline. Not too mention his reputation for being a problem in the clubhouse.

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By: Jeff Clorley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15966 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15966 If they want an impact bat theyre going to have to trade legit prospects. Ive read all these comments slightly amazed because everyone thinks gms are just going to give us headley for gorkys, darnaud and a bag of balls. Nor would they trade the hammer for him either, pads suck and need a pricey closer less than we do. Somethings definitely coming soon but were not going to blatently rob a team blind for a bunch of lowend prospects. Before posting crazy trades everyone should reread them but imagine theyre the other team and see how it would benefit them. If it doesnt its because its an awful one-sided trade thought up by some guy on the internet.

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By: Vicente Barletta http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15961 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 01:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15961 I`m hoping for a Toronto meltdown so maybe they will put Encarnacion on the trade block. With him being a FA this year, I don`t think the Pirates have to give up any top prospects for him. He is not a big defender, but he can play 1B, 3B and OF. He had success before in the NL Central. He is younger and cheaper than Youk. Maybe even keep him around for next year.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15959 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15959 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012draft

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15958 Sun, 10 Jun 2012 23:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15958 I think you’re talking about the first sentence, and you mean “.822″, not “.899″ (look who else needs an editor). That’s his AVG/OBP/OPS. Don’t know why I typed it that way. I rarely use that format. But it doesn’t really change anything, other than apparently ruining the rest of the article for you.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-have-inquired-on-corner-infield-bats.html#comment-15957 Sun, 10 Jun 2012 23:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33303#comment-15957 is there a hyperlink to the draft signings page i cant find it

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