Comments on: Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Nick Paradise http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html#comment-19196 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39503#comment-19196 It is much improved now that the first graph has been split into two sentences. Nothing personal, just a former journalist pointing something out.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html#comment-19173 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39503#comment-19173 Kristy is one of the better Pirate writers out there. She can make a (supposedly) run-on sentence any day of the week as far as I am concerned!!!

I had ZERO problem with her structure and I am one who usually cringes at that stuff.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html#comment-19164 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 07:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39503#comment-19164 While the hitting has been inconsistent recently, I am way more concerned with the pitching and the very horrible defense they have been playing. I might be having nightmares about slow rollers and bunts to the 3rd baseman for a while.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html#comment-19162 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 02:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39503#comment-19162 The Pirates arent as bad as they are playing right now, but unfortunately they arent as good as they were playing in June & July. They are somewhere in between in reality.
Even if they make the playoffs, they arent better than the Reds this year.
Maybe next year, but right now, I’m still happy they are a much improved team and heading in the right direction. They may not make the post-season, but I fully expect them to finish well-above .500.
As Marte & Alvarez mature and they hopefully get some more good hitters in the line-up, they will be force to reckon with now and in the coming years. I just wish they had pulled the trigger on getting a proven hitter such as Chase Headley. Hopefully they’ve learned their lesson. They should have taken the offer on him, Huntington blew that one.

I hope they extend Garrett Jones and keep most of the other guys for next season (I’m not sold on Gaby Sanchez though unless he dramatically improves). What we are seeing with Garrett Jones is what he was always capable of if only he got some decent pitchs to hit instead of being pitched around, as he has since the league became aware of him after his first season with the Pirates. This is the first year since his rookie year that he has gotten anything decent to hit since they never had decent hitters batting before & after him like this year.

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By: Dom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html#comment-19161 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 02:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39503#comment-19161 The young lady brings the goods…The message was clear and concise. I actually feel I am disrespecting the quality of the reporting mentioning her gender. I love the grammar police…Thanks for the informative article.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html#comment-19160 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 02:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39503#comment-19160 Lay off of Kristy, pal!

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By: Nick Paradise http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/walker-receives-good-news-from-hand-specialist.html#comment-19158 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39503#comment-19158 That is not a very good lead sentence. Major run-on. How bout…

“Neil Walker’s Thursday morning visit to Allegheny General Hospital was a good one.

The Pirates’ second baseman received an encouraging prognosis from hand specialist Dr. Tom Hughes after undergoing x-rays on his dislocated right pinky.”

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