Comments on: Kyle McPherson and Alex Presley to Join Team in Milwaukee http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: James http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19657 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19657 Actually they don’t need to bring up Jeff Locke before the deadline. The Pirates only need 4 starters for the post-season. It would make more sense to have a extra reliever available.

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By: Justin Gamble http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19653 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19653 They can still add Locke to the active/playoff roster by bringing him up tomorrow (8/31). Just have to send someone down for a day or so – could be Clement, d’Arnaud or Tabata (are they making their playoff/4th OF decision now by also bringing up Presley?). Depends on remaining options to some extent.

Could also waive/release someone (Correia?). Or decide if Locke, Wilson or Morris might have more playoff value than, say, Hughes or Correia or Resop and move one of them off of the active roster for a day or two and bring ‘em back for just September help.

They gotta decide if they think they’re a playoff team, and decide who the best 25 honestly are (or maybe more, depending on their DL exemptions) – and that’s NOT the 25 on the active right now. If they do that tonight, they have a number of things they can make happen tomorrow.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19652 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19652 There seem to be a lot of, why not Locke, sentiments. Maybe, just maybe, they think McPherson’s better.

Personally, I like McPherson over Locke if there’s only one spot in the rotation. However, I also think the Kevin Correia experiment should be over, and that Locke should be the long-relief man. I respect the “experience” that veterans bring to a team in a playoff run, but just like any other professional sport; I’ll take talent and ability every day of the week.

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By: State College Steve http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19650 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19650 That is what I heard also…..

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By: Alex Henry http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19648 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19648 that was what i was hoping for but guess not unfortunately

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By: ardotcom2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19644 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19644 Locke probably wasn’t brought up yet cause he just pitched

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19643 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19643 I would take it as McPherson is taking Bedard’s spot in the rotation (hopefully) and to secure his spot on the post season roster if need be. From all accounts Karstens is healthy enough to pitch his next outing. But then again, they could have just been blowing smoke about that.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19641 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19641 cf2: Glad to see the Bucs are not totally insane. Bringing up McPherson for insurance is a good move. The answer to the first question (Y not Locke?) is that the Brewers are RH strong with guys like Weeks, Braun, Ramirez, and Hart at 2 thru 5, so a RHSP they have not seen before could be a good situation for the Pirates on Friday if Karstens cannot go or if he has to be pulled again with groin problems. Then it will be AJ Burnett Saturday and JMAC on Sunday.

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By: grant http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19640 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19640 I saw that but they also held his pitch count down. I figured that this was a sign he was coming up. I thought that they might bring him up now so that he would be available for the playoffs if need be.

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By: Alex Henry http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/kyle-mcpherson-and-alex-presley-to-join-team-in-milwaukee.html#comment-19639 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40804#comment-19639 Just pitched last night

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