Comments on: Kevin Correia No Longer On the Block? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Stephen Stasa http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-17199 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-17199 First of all, Lincoln is a much better option than Cruz. Second and more importantly, we need those options. Hurdle has been quick to go to the bullpen because of how good it is. That gives the Pirates a competitive edge, and helps keep the starters fresh. If he’s going to keep that up in the 2nd half (which he likely will), you’ll want as many options as you can get.

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By: Albert Zangrilli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-16949 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 03:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-16949 You already have Grilli, Cruz, and Hughes in the back of your pen. Lincoln would be overkill. But it’s nice to have these options for once instead of having to start the Jimmy Barthmaiers of the world.

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By: Albert Zangrilli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-16947 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 03:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-16947 He’s wearing out but he’s your only southpaw. Might want to bring up one of the three to get him broken in. Probably a good idea as soon as Karstens is re-established as your #3. Tempting to keep Lincoln in the ‘pen, but he showed you what he can do in the rotation once he got stretched out. He’s easily a closer but probably at least a back of the rotation starter. Correia is definitely on the block but could be your long relief guy if unable to unload.

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By: Dave Parker's Unfiltered Camel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-16921 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-16921 What are your thoughts on Bedard?

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-16909 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-16909 I think there are better options with Morris, and the three lefties than Correia – trade while the market is searching for an innings guy – your best opportunity to get something back worthwhile.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-16907 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-16907 Me too.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-16905 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-16905 I like him as a long man.

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By: Stephen Stasa http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/kevin-correia-no-longer-on-the-block.html#comment-16903 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35573#comment-16903 If the Pirates hold on to Correia and promote or trade, what do they do with him? Does he go to the bullpen as a long or middle reliever?

As I think about this, I like it. It would allow you to save Lincoln from long relief and keep him in Hurdle’s back pocket if he needs a big K or two. I would prefer promotion here though. If the Pirates are going to make a trade, I’d prefer it be for somebody like Josh Willingham or Jed Lowrie.

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