Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Surprise Win Off Chapman; Should Correia Move to Bullpen? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:45:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Scott BUCN Klima http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html#comment-15870 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33125#comment-15870 this is exactly what i was thinking…every 5th day i’d start Correia for 3-4 innings, then bring in Lincoln for 3-4 innings, or about 50 pitches each…it should work well. Until Karstens returns, Rudy Owens or Jeff Locke should come and start.

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By: BC http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html#comment-15860 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33125#comment-15860 I don’t understand why the Pirates don’t think a bit outside the box here and make them both 5th starters. Go into the fifth game starting Correia saying he’ll pitch 3/4 innings and then on a really, really short leash after (like one baserunner leash). Then plan on pitching Lincoln on the same schedule as if he was starting the game. Get to the 7th and you’ve got your bullpen ready. Then, every third day, you can use them in longish relief as you would normally.
I’ve advocated this in lieu of a fifth starter for a lot of small market teams (as you certainly wouldn’t have to pay a starters premium for that 5 and 5a starters.

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By: Murray Passarieu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html#comment-15859 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33125#comment-15859 Man, Pedro was picking it last night. Maybe we drafted him for his glove? Ha Ha.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html#comment-15856 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33125#comment-15856 Locke’s peripherals this season show that he may deserve another shot in Pitt, and soon. Owens isnt that far behind. Aparently Locke’s new windup is working, but who knows how well it will work against MLB hitters until he actually faces some.

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By: ElGaupo77 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html#comment-15854 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33125#comment-15854 I’d move Correia into the bullpen if we had a better option but we don’t. Lincoln is much better in the bullpen and I don’t think Locke or Owens is ready. Let’s hope Karstens and Morton get healthy soon.

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html#comment-15853 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33125#comment-15853 I’m not a fan of Correia, however the pitcher that he has become isn’t uncommon in the game – He’s an innings guy who shows up every 5 and has several quality starts this year – although I’ll admit it’s hard to watch him deliver gopher balls every start… My point is that I’m not sure you put a guy who puts 6 innings out most nights should be shoved to the pen.

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By: indybucfan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-surprise-win-off-chapman-should-correia-move-to-bullpen.html#comment-15851 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 09:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33125#comment-15851 I think regardless of Karstans health, Correia should be moved to the bullpen. He had no chance of getting the middle of their order out the second time through. If that doesn’t say bullpen arm, nothing does.

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