Comments on: After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:00:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: TonyPenaforHOF Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:30:00 +0000 To answer in order:
– Dejan said it in the write up under the trade terms.
– Someone not in the top 5.
Instead of trading for Sanchez and Snider the Pirates could of had Headley in RF with the platoon of Jones and McGhee at first. Is that better than Snider and Sanchez? Don’t know but I would love to see the trade value calculator take a look!
I still feel we should have given serious consideration to trading Hanrahan and kept Lincoln as a closer, if not for this year than in the near future.

By: Lee Young Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:13:00 +0000 My comments in CAPS:
The Padres’ ask for Chase Headley was three-fold: 1. A top-5 prospect (WHERE DOES HE SAY IT WASN’T MARTE OR A TOP PITCHER? EVEN SO, IF THEY MEAN HANSON OR POLANCO, NO!).
2. Lincoln or the lottery pick. 3. Additional piece (WHICH IS…..???).
Headley’s 28 years
old, can play corner OF (THERE’S A REASON HE GOT MOVED TO 3B…) and is under control through 2014. Is that one
you’d at least toss around for discussion (NO!)? You’d keep Marte and top
pitching prospects. This might be how “all in” gets defined ultimately.
But no easy call (EASY CALL TO ME).

By: TonyPenaforHOF Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:39:00 +0000 Pirates turned down Headley for:
A top 5 prospect – not Marte or the pitchers.
Lincoln or the comp draft pick.
Additional piece.

It was on his blog today.

By: Tim Williams Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:28:00 +0000 Keep in mind that he’s putting those numbers up over 118 at-bats. It would be different if Santos had those numbers with 350-400 at-bats.

By: Tim Williams Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:27:00 +0000 He doesn’t have any defensive value. He plays corner outfield and can also play some second base, although he’s mostly played outfield. His value will have to come from the bat.

By: Tim Williams Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:26:00 +0000 Tier five is a bit misleading. The above only includes players who received one vote for the top 20. Willy Garcia wasn’t in anyone’s top 20, so he wouldn’t be in this article. Personally I can say that he’s in my top 30, which would put him in tier 5 for me. I don’t know about everyone else, since I only ask for the top 20 rankings.

By: Lee Young Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:20:00 +0000 ask Kyle Stark?


By: Lee Young Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:20:00 +0000 which is what?

By: State College Steve Fri, 03 Aug 2012 14:49:00 +0000 Yes, Tim did mention this a few weeks ago but he has started 8 games, thrown 42.2 innings, 1.17 WHIP with 41ks and 5 walks, when does the “rehab” end?

By: TonyPenaforHOF Fri, 03 Aug 2012 14:46:00 +0000 What does everyone think about Dejan’s info today on the Headley deal?