Comments on: Pirates Trade Brad Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18575 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18575 I don’t think the loss of Lincoln will really hurt them. Not hard to replace a reliever pitching in the middle innings. I think Bryan Morris can fill in well for him.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18570 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18570 Prior to this season the question was “What happens in July with Presley/McCutchen/Tabata when Marte is ready?” If everything works out as expected (Snider/Marte stick in the majors, Tabata rebounds), then that would be a great problem to have.

I would think that Snider would be a candidate to move to first base if there was a roster crunch in the outfield.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18495 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18495 Lincoln is a loss but Bryan Morris is real similar…95mph, real good curve so I feel like we can replace Lincoln. You hate to give someone who has been as good as him up but Snyder was rushed to the majors and has been bounced around. The short porch at PNC will be nice for him. He at least is solid so far in his career vs. righties and Marte pounds lefties so I think it might work out nicely this year. Snyder to me is a similar project to Alvarez…a top power hitting prospect that is a free swinger and needs to toghten up his approach. His AAA numbers are incredible and he is only 24 so still a lot of upside especially considering it takes a lot of young power hitters take 1000 ab or so to figure it all out.

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By: John David Stanec http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18494 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18494 Hats off to NH, as he is quietly engineering a promising and interesting team for now and the near future, without giving up much in cash or prospects; not an easy feat! Not long ago, Philly & the Cubs were seen as rich teams with an almost insurmountable talent base (and payroll). To paraphrase the country song:”Hey, look at ‘em now”! In obtaining T. Snider, they have obtained a true power hitter (6 feet, 235 lbs) of Alvarez qualities, with similar youth & team control. His nickname in the Seattle Blogosphere is Moonraker, due to his moonshots & raking hitting style. They are extremely pissed at losing this guy for a middle inning “2 trick pony” reliever that’s cresting in his years of productivity! I’ll take the young power hitter to bolster the previously weak hitting corner outfield positions, especially at such a pittance of a price! Huntington is to be congratulated for adding 2 important pieces (including the Marte callup) to the outfield without breaking the bank or minor leagues!!

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By: Jack Burton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18489 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18489 Granted, he’s not 25 any more but he’s still a pretty large upgrade compared to Barmes’ .210 AVG and .237 OBP. Also, Rollins’ veteran leadership and 3 golden gloves can’t hurt. I’m not saying get rid of Taillon, Cole, Heredia, or even Marte.

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By: PirateInTheBay707 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18484 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18484 7 out of 9 people get sarcasm.

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By: PirateInTheBay707 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18481 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18481 Dueces!

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18480 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18480 Some Pirate fans seem to be more interested in getting a recognizable name rather than a quality player.

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By: Teacher_in_Tejas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18475 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18475 Don’t let the door hit you………..

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By: Teacher_in_Tejas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-trade-brad-lincoln-to-toronto-for-travis-snider.html#comment-18474 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37976#comment-18474 High risk? A 27 year old reliever who projects to be no better than a middle rotation guy for a 24 year old outfielder who could solidify the outfield beyond the next presidential election, while possibly helping us this year, without bankrupting the farm? I don’t see this as working out worse than a wash.

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