Comments on: The Market for Catchers – Free Agents, Non-Tenders, Trades http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22022 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:44:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22022 the pirates should continue to draft the best player available, doesnt matter what position he plays. if that happens to be a catcher, so be it. remember, mathieson is highly regarded and already in the system.

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By: Vicente Barletta http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22021 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:03:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22021 My 3 ideas for catcher.

1. Trade for Nick Hundley. His contract is affordable (3M in 2013, 4M in 2014 and a 5M option for 2015 . He had a bad 2012 because of injuries, so he is a good comeback candidate at a reasonable price. Why the Padres would trade him? They are going with Grandal as their main C and have Baker as a backup. Maybe Mercer or Justin Wilson for Hundley.

2. Trade for Arencibia. Still not arb eligible, but his offense is not that good and maybe the Jays would want a ton for him because of that. They have depth with Mathis, Wilson and D’Arnaud. Depends on what the Pirates have to give up.

3. Now the crazy idea: sign Napoli as a C against RHP and use him as a platoon in 1B with Jones against LHP. Give him a contract like a 25M for 2 years.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22020 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:35:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22020 IMO, Marte is next to McCutchen as an untouchable on this team, I would have a hard time dealing with him killing us every time we played the Reds. I would still love to have Hanigan, they might take Presley with Sanchez thrown in.

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By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22019 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:12:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22019 Whaaaa? You give up Marte and you have exactly one proven option in the outfield. You’d really trade a guy with Marte’s upside for a 32 year old catcher with a sub-100 OPS+?

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By: Blue Bomber http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22018 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:56:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22018 My gut reaction is, yes, I would give up Marte for Hanigan. Trade from strength for weakness.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22017 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:54:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22017 Hanigan would be a very good pickup, but as usual there are problems with getting him, you are right Jocketty is not stupid, he needs a centerfielder and since the Pirates won’ t part with McCutchen that leaves the most talented outfielder they have “Marte”, would you give up Marte for Hanigan or just go with a young guy like Sanchez.

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By: Blue Bomber http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22016 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:10:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22016 Ryan Hanigan is the best player on this list. I’d love to see the Pirates get him. He’s as good as it gets defensively and he is an OBP machine. Then only problem is I doubt he’s actually available. Walt Jocketty isn’t that stupid.

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By: Kevin Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22013 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:39:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22013 I don’t think Rosario is in play. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rockies don’t try to lock him up to a Salvador Perez-esque contract this offseason.

I don’t think the Pirates would want to trade for a Catching prospect; they want help in 2013. They already have their own prospect in Sanchez to make a call about. I don’t think Valle is that good anyway and I agree about Lavarnaway not being a catcher long-term.

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By: derekbellstutu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22012 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:04:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22012 I had forgotten about Austin Romine until you mentioned him, so I did some research and found that he didn’t play much this past season due to back issues. I wonder how these back issues will affect him at the catching position long term.

Acquiring JP Arencibia would be nice, but I’m afraid of what the price would be to acquire him.

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By: michaelbro8 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-catchers-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22011 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:08:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43803#comment-22011 when you look at the catchers that are available out there, it makes McKenry look like Johnny Bench

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