Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Rule 5 Eligible Players http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 08:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: gonfalon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21287 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21287 nice work! So who is a lock to come off the 40-man roster, to make room?

Correia

Barajas

Qualls

Takahashi

Grilli?? (too expensive?)

VandenHurk? (too untalented?)

Dan McCutchen (I’m surprised it hasn’t happened already)

Eric Fryer (because they can)

Jeff Clement (give him an opportunity to play in Japan)

Yamaico Navarro?

Morton and Nunez would have to come off the 60-day DL, but I’d guess neither are tendered a MLB contract, so they are moot.

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By: pirateswillwinin2012 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21227 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 03:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21227 Crazy bat speed is good, isn’t it?

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21206 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21206 it would have been nice to sneak Irwin past the rule5 and not have to put him on the 40 man. damn his progress, damn it I say!!!

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21205 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21205 ive never seen the potential, and ive seen him in person more than a few times. other than crazy bat speed, i see nothing that makes me believe hes special. the same goes for Latimore.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21193 Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21193 Cunnigham is a gamble not to protect because of his potential but after such a bad year in AA I would highly doubt anyone would take him because he is not anywhere near ready. I do think he will rebound next year though. Hoping he is not another Shelby Ford.

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By: Jeff Boland http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21174 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 21:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21174 Irwin for sure. He’s been underrated. The farm system is about development and he has consistently improved. A little more time at Indy and he will be ready for the Majors.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21173 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21173 You pretty much have all the guys listed that I would have kept from reading over the whole list. My work is done here, I’ve got nothing to add.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21166 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21166 I’d make sure to keep Baker.

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By: wtmiller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-rule-5-eligible-players.html#comment-21164 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42700#comment-21164 Meek and Sutton have already declared free agency.

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