Comments on: Pirates Acquire Wandy Rodriguez from Astros http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18060 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18060 what i was saying if we make two more trades like this one…or begin to deal heredia or marte it will be gutting…i like our other OF better too like polanco, santos,even barnes, and dont forget the injured josh bell

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By: BarryJT http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18054 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18054 While I would like them to add a bat, I don’t have an issue with this trade. It’s not a rental, it doesn’t give up any of the top five prospects, and we still have Locke, Wilson and McPherson waiting to fill the back of the rotation.

Now, just call up Marte and I would be happy.

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By: Robert S. Myers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18052 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18052 OK. Here is the thing. This gives the Buc’s another veteran starter that will slide in for Corriea. That makes this the strongest rotation we have had in many, many years. Mac, Wandy, AJ, Bedard, and Karstens is how I see it playing out. That seperates the 2 lhps and also keeps Mac and AJ from pitching back to back. Good move Neil, now gets us a big bat/leadoff hitter.

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By: Joe Panariello http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18050 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18050 We will not be paying 13M though. Only 7.5M for the option.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18048 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18048 Move to third? Um…..huh? Maybe in bizarro world.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18046 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 03:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18046 That’s a bit of a strong reaction. I was really into the idea of Grossman, but there are guys there to replace him. Owens seems ok, but there are two guys on his own team that can replace him. Cain is so far off it’s a bit of a stretch to assume anything, but he doesn’t project as any frontline starter, so whatevs. The Pirates got themselves a decent, experienced professional…for like 3 years no doubt. They still have Cole, Taillon, Heredia, and Marte…..disgusted may be a bit of a harsh term.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18045 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 03:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18045 The part that bugs me about the trade is the 2014 option now gets converted to a player option. For $13M, you know that’s getting picked up in his age 35 season.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18044 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 03:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18044 An individual game proves nothing. This game by itself showed that Andrew McCutchen isn’t a great hitter against lefties and that Gerrit Jones is. Check mate.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18043 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 03:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18043 …oh man, and Ben Hohlfelder is “the” name in advanced presumptive scouting via the box score online. Only time will tell, he should still be in high school, shouldn’t he?

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-acquire-wandy-rodriguez-from-astros.html#comment-18042 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 03:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37279#comment-18042 That’d be my guess. That’d have to be a hell of a deal for the best two offensive players in the low-mid minors.

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