Comments on: The Market for First Basemen/Corner Outfielders — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, Trades http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22081 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:57:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22081 I am including McCutchen automatically!

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22080 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:56:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22080 I would hate to see the Pirates get Hunter, I would rather have Presley, Snider, Marte, Jones as my outfield, there is still a lot of upside to Presley, Snider and Marte that has not come out yet.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22078 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:54:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22078 I agree that Bay looked cooked, but so did Ludwick and LaRoach when they were with Pitt, but for some reason players go through down years, then there is that one magic year. If Bay is healthy next year, I think it might be his magical year for someone, especially if he is in the right ball park.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22076 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:34:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22076 I really doubt it, his bat speed looks awful and he always had some K issues even in his prime. He looked cooked to me when I saw him in 2012.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22074 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:33:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22074 No on Hunter, his 2012 resurgence was all babip driven and he will certainly regress.

No on Butler, last I checked there is no DH in the NL. Did we not watch Butler attempt to play 1B last summer at PNC, it ain’t happening.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22073 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:31:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22073 What did we trade for AJ Burnett? Howabout Wandy? If you are willing to spend moderate money you can acquire talent for next to nothing in return.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22072 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:30:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22072 “Jeff Francoeur is not great” – understatement of the year.

Its a matter of limited resources. You don’t spend to slightly improve these spots when you have gaping issues in the rotation.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22071 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:29:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22071 RE: Snider/Tabata – I mean to say that we have invested significant resources in these two players in trade. They are both too developed to spend more time at AAA, its now or never to see what you have. They have to play and the time is now. You don’t trade for a prospect then let them rot on the bench,.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22070 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:25:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22070 That’s fine if you disagree but you’re likely wrong. In 2012 an average 1B has an ops of right about .800, The days of the mashing, steroid era 1B are over. Gaby Sanchez is a .780 guy with the bat and he has a solid to plus glove.

In his two full seasons in Miami he posted 2.3 and 3.0 WAR, an average MLB 1B is worth 2.0 WAR. Gaby’s bat rebounded immediately upon arrival in Pittsburgh. There is little reason to think that a platoon of Gaby and Jones won’t be at least league average.

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By: Blue Bomber http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-first-basemencorner-outfielders-free-agents-non-tenders-trades.html#comment-22069 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:14:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43840#comment-22069 Torii Hunter would be a nice 1 year add. I’m not sure how interested he would be in playing for the Pirates but I’d like to see the Pirates check with him.

If the Royals want to get rid of Billy Butler, the Pirates should be first in line. He’s a monster. Make an offer.

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