Comments on: Pirates Make a Series of Roster Moves http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:00:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19238 Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19238 Yes, but thank goodness he can’t blow anything in the meantime.

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19155 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19155 It’s sad to breath a sigh of relief when you learn he won’t be pitching a game…

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19154 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19154 He steals more bases than Tabata, and gets picked off less.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19152 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19152 I agree with your comment. If Tabata can just be what he was pre-2011, he could be a valuable leadoff man, wether it be for the Bucs or some other team. Marte has some talent, but lets be real here: hes not a leadoff guy.

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By: Josh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19144 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19144 Do you really need your leadoff guy (presumably what Tabata’s best suited for) to have consistent HR power? I mean, I know when he was 17 people were expecting his bat to have more pop by this point but isn’t it time we alter the expectations for him?

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19142 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19142 Tabata can stay in AAA until he starts to show power for my money. Power as in HR power, not 2b power. I like the outfield as it is with Marte, Cutch, and Snider / Jones / Sanchez.
The real question is who takes the full time 2b role with Neil out. I like the idea of Navarro getting the shot over Mercer and Harrison – I don’t think Mercer is ready quite yet and I like Harrison better as the full utility guy.
I tell you though, it might be that Brock Holt is the real answer – this kid is ripping the cover off the ball no matter where you play him. I’d have liked to have seen him for a short opportunity too.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19140 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19140 I’m on the bereavement list as long as Qualls is on the active roster. Cut him loose, please.

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By: Josh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19138 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19138 I agree, Locke did look good, unfortunately the role he was given didn’t allow us to capitalize on our players in the best way. With the six man rotation essentially removing a roster spot from our team we can’t really afford to waste a bullpen spot on a pitcher that we were seemingly only willing to use in long relief situations.

That said, I think Locke has shown promise and would’ve had no problem if they chose to put him in as the sixth man and DFA’d Correia. I’m glad Hughes is back though.

I also wouldn’t mind if we called up Tabata instead of repeatedly running Snider out there while he is injured.

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By: nickmid13 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-make-a-series-of-roster-moves-2.html#comment-19137 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39486#comment-19137 These moves don’t make sense to me. Why not just call up Navarro and place Qualls on bereavement? I understand it’s a very small sample, but Locke more than held his own in his two outings.

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