Comments on: First Pitch: Finding a Post-Season Team http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Brian Krueger http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21181 Sun, 07 Oct 2012 02:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21181 I am a lifelong Bucs fan but have lived in S. Florida for over 30 years and like the Marlins as my adopted team. Therefore, I am rooting for the Tigers, who have a former Bucs/Marlins manager, former Marlins GM Dave Dombrowski, and former Marlins players, Miguel Cabrera, Omar Infante, Anibal Sanchez, and former Bucco Octavio Dotel. Go Marlins/Bucs North!

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By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21171 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21171 All true. If 1 WAR = 5 Mil he was over 1.5 WAR with only 90 innings it might be the price they have to pay.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21167 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21167 Pitching is too much of a premium, and the Pirates guys at AAA aren’t overwhelming, to say the least. I’d keep Karstens before I hand out a job to Locke, or McPherson. Pirates can’t keep on being predictably cheap.

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By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21165 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21165 I agree with you on Barmes but I think we are stuck with him. Not sure on Karstens. Saw his projection around 5 million. 90 innings this year would make me look for better options first.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21163 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 15:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21163 Haha, agreed on the LaRussa comment. I went to a Cards game a few years ago when we were passing through St. Louis. They were playing the Phillies in August I believe, and the atmosphere in that ballpark was amazing. My wife, then girlfriend, was so confused about how the fans were acting…..then I had to explain to her about how St. Louis actually wins, lol. That’s why they were so excited. Up until then, she had only been to Pirates games with me where the most exciting game we had ever been to was when Freddy Sanchez locked up the batting title, but I think she was only like 16 or 17 then, so I hadn’t fully immersed her in the baseball culture. Good ballpark though, no PNC, but if I lived in the area, I could definitely see myself getting into their culture.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21162 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 15:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21162 lol, yeah, I would settle for that one. Honestly, and people can believe whatever they want, that’s part of what’s awesome about America, but I don’t want some Tebow sounding pitcher playing for the Pirates. I mean, come on rich boy going to Standford with the golden arm, how has your faith ever been tested? I just want to hear the cliches; like from Cole and Taillon, or straight Spanish, like from Marte and Heredia, lol.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21154 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 11:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21154 I’m rooting for the “he gets screwed” part…lol

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21153 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 10:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21153 Right. Payroll topped out this year, at $61 million. Don’t spend it on jobbers, spend on guys who you know, or are worth it, relatively speaking. Spending 5.5 million on Barmes next year isn’t going to cut it. Neither is letting Karstens go because he is arbitration eligible.

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By: brendan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21149 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 01:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21149 Depends if you’re talking about city population, metropolitan population, or media markets? In those categories PGH ranks 61st, 22nd, and 23rd.

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By: Jon Emrock http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-finding-a-post-season-team.html#comment-21148 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 22:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42805#comment-21148 CARDS! The best baseball town, IMHO. I hated Tony LaRussa so now it’s very easy to root for them as my buccos blew up again.

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