Comments on: Pirates Release Erik Bedard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 30 May 2014 16:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19580 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 03:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19580 Why would they put Kansas City into the rotation?

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By: PiratesFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19573 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19573 Can’t be upset with this move.

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By: rick clapper http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19570 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19570 why does aug 28th feel like christmas , now if we bring up a couple of the young pitchers ( guessing we won’t see them till indy is done with playoffs ) and see what they can do. , if they show promise then hopefully we can avoid scrap heap FA pitchers next year. maybe we can then spend a little extra and get another catcher as it appears barajas has nothing left in the tank. also would prefer to see a little more mercer over barmes

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19554 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19554 Drew is hitting under .200 and has a higher OPS than Barmes…and that is with only 2HR in 150+ AB…so what does that say about Barmes offense?

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19553 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19553 Grilli, Jones, Resop, Correia (21-19 in two years for 8 mil), are all FA signings…not to mention we got our entire staff and closer all through solid trades this fo has made. I am not defending them, just showing what they have done. Could it be better, yes….but at some point the players on the field have to get it done and Cutch hitting terrible and the staff pitching poorly is their own fault, not the fo’s. This fo is just joining the list of guys Bedard has burned. The only deal i hated from day one was the Barajas signing. He’s a good guy but a mediocre catcher who is old. Never sign a catcher over 35 to start!!!

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19552 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19552 Most people have it wrong on Barmes’ defense. He consistently makes all the plays and does it with excellent range. He has made a few more errors this year but people worry too much about 5,6,7 extra errors and don’t notice all the extra plays he does make. His rtot & rdrs are excellent, as usual. These are real stats…look them up.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19549 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19549 john, have you been watching him the past couple months? I’m not going to argue that he has been hitting better, but his defense the last couple months has been absolutely putrid. How do you know we have no better option at SS? Mercer has been hitting when given a chance recently and I know Mercer is a better fielding SS than Barmes has been over the last couple months.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19546 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19546 Good move cutting Bedard, next cut should be Hurtle bring up the Indy coaching staff. That Card manager is managing every game like it is the seventh game of the WS, Hurtle is managing like it is April. Hurtle is a good guy and good organizational guy, but for field managing, he goes into the poor catagory.
Now that they made the move with Bedard, If McDonald does not get it done tonight, he will need to be at the very least sat down.
Huntington has to do something about the man crush Hurtle has for Barajas, you don’t bat an under 200 hitter in the seventh inning behind by a run with the tying run on second base, you don’t bat an under 200 hitter in the ninth inning down by a run, you don’t bat a guy that is helpless at the plate in any critical situation, might as well hit with a pitcher.

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By: salempirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19545 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19545 He hasn’t exactly spent frugally. His F.A. signings show that.
He has a better record than 2 years ago. No argument there. That was a team he basically had torn down and reassembled with his players.
His “system” has included Marte, Walker, Presley and others bought in by the most incompetent GM the Pirates ever had.
Attendance has jumped from the year the Pirates put their worst team, arguably, in history on the field. It should have.
All of his moves haven’t been bad, some actually good. Please give me an example of a good free agent signing during his tenure.
You’ve got a mancrush and I don’t.

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By: joegoodman29 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/pirates-release-erik-bedard.html#comment-19543 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40584#comment-19543 I was just disappointed when Drew ended up going to the A’s. They got him for a SS in high A batting .234. I’d wouldve preferred to eat the 1.8 million he was owed the rest of the season just to put some decent power in the lineup. I know he’s struggled since that ankle injury but the Dbacks literally not almost nill in this trade. As for Bedard, he battled, I’ll give him that. Just walked too many guys. You put people on base and they’ll find a way to hurt you.

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