Comments on: 2012-2013 Off Season Primer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 30 May 2014 06:24:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21889 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:01:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21889 FYI, the deadline for FA compensation offers is this Friday. So teams will know which FA will cost them a pick early.

Also, teams only get 1 comp pick (after round 1) if they lose a player, not two like before. The signing team forfeits its pick, but the pick disappears and does not go to the original team.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21875 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:50:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21875 The only way I see Grilli being re-signed is if they deal Hanrahan. Not sure what it would take.

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By: JayhawkDuke http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21871 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:46:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21871 We have lots of internal options for the bullpen…Victor Black, Bryan Morris, maybe even somebody like Duke Welker. I don’t see the FO resigning Grilli considering his age and the fact that his numbers last year seem to be inconsistent with his career numbers. Unless it’s an extremely team-friendly deal that is…

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By: derekbellstutu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21863 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:02:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21863 The Pirates need to make every effort to sign Anibal Sanchez this offseason. With this winter being an apparent make-or-break offseason for Huntington & staff, the front office needs to closed the deal with Sanchez that they couldn’t close on Jorge de le Rosa in 2011 & Edwin Jackson this past offseason. If the Bucs offer Sanchez 5 years @ $60M, that could get a deal done. Sanchez would be a great fit between Burnett & Wandy in the rotation and could possibly take pressure off JMac thinking he needs to be a top-of-the-rotation guy.

The Pirates should also use Hanrahan as trade bait this offseason for a no.1 catcher. I’m sure other pieces will be needed to make it happen, but it’s necessary. A deal involving Hanrahan for Dodgers catching prospect Tim Federowicz would be nice and not the least bit unrealistic. Ned Colletti is the Dodgers GM & gave the Pirates JMac for Octavio Dotel a couple years ago. Make it happen, Neal!

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21862 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:50:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21862 Not a bad cheaper option, but wouldn’t one bigger ticket make more sense to put up top with AJ? Maybe Jon Lester if Boston wants to move him? Maybe one of the several #2-3 SP available?

The spread the FA dollars approach certainly hasn’t worked well for NH thus far.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21861 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:48:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21861 36 years old next year, I like the guy, but not a multi-year market value contract. 4.32 ERA 1.40 WHIP in the 2nd half of the season. If he is available on a one year deal for less than $3 million, sure, if not, pass.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21859 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:32:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21859 I like Baker because of the ratios. Good amount of strikeouts, low walks. The downside is that the homers aren’t great. If you look at his numbers the last few years, he’s been a very under-rated pitcher. Not a #1-2 pitcher, but wouldn’t be a bad option to have as a 3-5 guy.

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By: La Pirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21858 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:26:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21858 I think it would be crazy not to try and sign Grilli. He was the best pen arm we had for most of the season. I also think he could close in the event Hanrahan is traded. Tim, what do you think it would take to sign Grilli and do you think the Pirates will make that move?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21856 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:21:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21856 I said there’s no buyout, as in there’s no cost. They have to actually decline his option. It just doesn’t cost anything.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/2012-2013-off-season-primer.html#comment-21853 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:07:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43609#comment-21853 leadoff…agree….Bob never said anything about the original Hoka email. Why would he say anything now? What does he care about the opinion of a writer of a small paper?
Dejan is grasping at phone poles.

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