Comments on: First Pitch: McDonald and Karstens Should Be Locks For the 2013 Rotation http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Nathan Swartz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20931 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 01:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20931 I’d take a flier on Hochevar.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20930 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20930 If they don’t bring him back, I’m done… how do you expect to expect to break 500, much less compete for the playoffs, by deciding to non-tender a very viable SP with an ERA under 4. This is not the Yankees… besides, not withstanding an unbelievable run by the Reds SP’s this year of no injuries, you need at least 6 SP’s over the course of the year… let’s count Cole’s mid season arrival as pitcher #6 so Locke, Wilson, McPherson, and McDonald are all going to be better than Jeff next year? You’re an idiot to expect more than 2 of the 4 and in all likelihood it’s no more than 1 of those 4, Locke and WIlson have shown me nothing yet

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20926 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20926 The keyboard dock sort of makes it like a netbook. It has a mouse pad and a few USB and SD card inputs.

Unfortunately none of the stores around here have a model to test. I’ve read some good reviews about it online, but I’m not sure if those people are writing several articles per night, while copy/pasting from Twitter or links from other sites.

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By: wtmiller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20925 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20925 It’d help with typing but not with other functions unless you also had a mouse.

If you get one, definitely do not get 3G.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20923 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20923 Yeah….at the beginning of the season I was believing in Hurdle…now I’m thinking more than one guy from the coaching staff needs to go. I think I might keep Searage out of those guys….maybe.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20922 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20922 Yeah, it’ll be interesting to see, since there has to be someone on the outside starting off next year. In all likelihood, Morton won’t be ready at the start of the year. But there’s still Cole, McPherson, Locke, even Irwin….maybe even Taillon depending on how things pan out. Don’t forget about Wilson…it’s interesting that there are actually options with some potential out there.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20921 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20921 I don’t. Most of the programs I use are Apple programs, such as iMovie, Numbers, iPhoto, etc. Mostly I just use my Mac for web browsing, Twitter, and writing articles.

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20920 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20920 There is no reason to include Correia in any conversation about next year. His abilities do not exceed any of the younger arms in the system that are cheap. So to McDonald and Karstens – both have shown they can deliver and both can blow up albeit in different ways. So what you have is two guys who actually equal one starter – virtually.
Providing health is not an issue I see the rotation something like this:
1. Burnett – Clearly
2. Rodriguez – Righty / lefty thing / contract
3. McPhereson – Very much a solid number 3 from what I saw this year from No Fear.
4. McD/Karstens/Morton/ Locke/any ol vet fight it out for 4-5

And this keeping in mind that Cole is coming, and there are a few other guys with some real good stuff who will push also.

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20919 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20919 I don’t have a clue what the Pirates will do next year, their offense seems to be set, I wouldn’t even be surprised if they brought Barajas back especially if Burnett and Wandy insist on it. I can’t see them replacing Barmes with his contract and they brought in Sanchez and Snider with control of them for another couple of years.
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So that leaves the Pitching staff I think Hanny will go because of the money. Grilli will want a large raise so there will be some changes to the pen.
I think they will try to add some extra depth to the rotation due to the uncertainty of JMac,Karstens and the youhg pitchers.
It would be nice if there were a Showalter clone out there who was willing to come to the Bucs but Huntington wouldn’t pull the trigger anyway.
So here comes #21 and 22 and on and on.

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By: nickmid13 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-mcdonald-and-karstens-should-be-locks-for-the-2013-rotation.html#comment-20918 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42612#comment-20918 This probably isn’t the right forum, but since you talked about your Mac issue, I figured I would ask. Do you use an application/software that allows you to run Windows programs on you Mac, like VMware Fusion, Parallel, Boot Camp? I’m looking into purchasing VMware Fusion but am trying to get some opinions first.

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