Comments on: Report: Pirates Won’t Allow Jose Tabata to Play Winter Ball http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: La Pirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22226 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:17:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22226 i thnk the Pirates are intent on trading him and dont want him sustaining possible injury. I cant see any other reason for him not playing some. What did he bat .240?

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22224 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 03:16:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22224 If they are worried about his health…might do him to good to focus on conditioning and coming into camp at 100% in the spring. Athleticism and showing any kind of spark is the only way he’ll be able to retain any semblance of a starting position.

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By: jlease717 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22222 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:22:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22222 It appears the Pirates don’t want him spending the winter playing baseball in the warmth. This will assuredly toughen him up so that he’ll hit like a house a-fire in April in Pittsburgh.

Assuming there is any actual rationale behind this.

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By: jamesmvargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22221 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:31:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22221 No kidding he won’t play, Winter League teams want to win too!

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22219 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:30:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22219 I’m surprised the mlb.com Pirate’s beat writer hasn’t gotten to the bottom of this. HA!!! Too busy finding the next useless fluff PR article.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22218 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:45:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22218 all good questions…I wonder if anyone will find out.

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22217 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:19:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22217 So, what is he doing instead? It’d be good if someone in the media questioned the front office on this.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/report-pirates-wont-allow-jose-tabata-to-play-winter-ball.html#comment-22215 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:42:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44216#comment-22215 This leaves me wondering.

– Was Tabata fully healthy last year?
– Do the Pirates fear that he is injury prone?
– Is it more important for him to work on conditioning than it is to play winter ball?

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