Comments on: First Pitch: Joel Hanrahan’s Off-Season Trade Value; New Comment System http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: JimBibbySweat http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21588 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 02:09:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21588 Don’t forget Rafael Soriano is apparently opting out of his $14 million year with the Yankees. Crazy on one hand yet it shows his confidence in the free agent market for closers — if he does what he says he’s going to do.

I could see the Bucs-Tigers getting together. Detroit GM Dombrowski is at McKechnie all the time and he’s not afraid to deal talent, like Jacob Turner in 2012.

Wish the Bucs could pick up Castellanos or Garcia for Hanrahan but the Tigers would probably not move either for him.

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By: Bobby Nacho http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21586 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:41:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21586 I felt that they needed to trade him at the deadline last year, but the fact that they were in contention, it made for a hard pill to swallow for the Pirates.
Then the wheels came off….

They are not in a position to pay their closer 8-9 million.

Teams know that, and they are going to use that to their advantage. Combine that with the fact that Joel had some issues closing out games at the end of the season, well that doesnt equal a top 100 prospect.
Maybe they can get a B prospect or a B and a C.

With needs at SS, C and starters, as well as bullpen help, they can fill at least one of those needs

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By: Kevin Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21584 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:58:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21584 He is a free agent, but I think Grilli has strong feelings towards the organization for giving his career new life when everyone gave up on him. He also has a tie with Hurdle, too.

At his age, though, he probably wants 2 years. I could see the Pirates drawing the line at 1. I will be very surprised if he’s not a Pirate in 2013.

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By: Kevin Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21583 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:56:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21583 Absolutely no on Escobar. He’s a malcontent and a declining player.

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By: Kevin Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21582 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:55:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21582 The Tigers don’t need to shed payroll. Their owner, Mike Ilitch, has said recently that he will spend whatever is necessary to bring a title to DET (whether this year or beyond). He’s 83 and wants to win one more title for DET badly.

The Tigers may want to reallocate their payroll, though, but they aren’t going to slash it, even if they win this year.

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By: Robert Lee http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21581 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:31:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21581 It was MLBTR, though I saw no mention of Avila. He or another Tigers’ catcher would be a natural target, and Detroit is facing a need to shed some payroll.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21579 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:21:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21579 Isn’t Grilli now a free agent. I remember seeing projections that had him signing for two years and $10 million.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21578 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:16:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21578 I like Conger as a switch-hitter who could end up in a platoon with Sanchez.

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By: miguel martinez http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21573 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:00:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21573 Do not be surprised if Hanrahan is traded for a top 100 prospect, but the Pirates may have to wait until the middle of the season.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-joel-hanrahans-off-season-trade-value-new-comment-system.html#comment-21571 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:23:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43434#comment-21571 Hanrahan to the Blue Jays for J.P. Arencibia or Yunel Escobar?

Jays have reason to consider trading each of them, and we would start either. Might take a bit more to get one of them, but it would be nice.

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