Comments on: The Market for Relievers — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, and Trades http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-relievers-free-agents-non-tenders-and-trades.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-relievers-free-agents-non-tenders-and-trades.html#comment-22191 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:05:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44085#comment-22191 The Hanrahan/Milledge deal was great because Hanrahan was good (or so I’ve read). So, if he’s good, then shouldn’t the Pirates expect a decent return for him?

Or if Hanrahan isn’t really good or valuable, then the Hanrahan and Milledge for Burnett and Tony Plush deal looks pretty bad.

We can’t have it both ways. Either we should expect value in return for a valuable player or we should downgrade our opinion of Huntington’s trades.

Or if the other option is ‘he’s too expensive to get something good back in return’, then my response is that Huntington’s supposed wonderful process is flawed because that means he should’ve dealt Hanrahan before he got too expensive to get something decent in return.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-relievers-free-agents-non-tenders-and-trades.html#comment-22189 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:06:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44085#comment-22189 i dunno ’bout this. Hanrahan is going to be a high priced closer this season, and closers just dont have the same value before the season as they do around the trade deadline, especially when they are on the last year of arbitration. i believe he will be traded, just dont expect anything too special coming back our way.

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By: La Pirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-relievers-free-agents-non-tenders-and-trades.html#comment-22188 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:54:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44085#comment-22188 In the past few years clubs have seriously overpaid for closers. I hope that continues and the market for Hanrahan is strong. I can see a package of Hanrahan and Tabata going to someone for starting catcher or 3rd starter and backup catcher. The other thing is that we need guys who can get on base with consistency. A veteran bench player who can play and hit some would be very helpful to this team.

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-relievers-free-agents-non-tenders-and-trades.html#comment-22187 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:37:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44085#comment-22187 Speaking of relievers: DCutch moves on – http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/11/orioles-sign-mccutchen-meyer-rangers-sign-simons.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter. Best wishes to him in Baltimore.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/the-market-for-relievers-free-agents-non-tenders-and-trades.html#comment-22186 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:54:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44085#comment-22186 Here’s a Fangraphs list of free agent relievers (+Aceves and Hensley) and their relevant metrics.

http://goo.gl/ltLn1

Affeldt’s 3yr/18M contract is pretty scary. I’d love to bring back Grilli and get Uehara, Lindstrom, Adams, Burnett, or Lyon. Not gonna be easy though. Tim Byrdak might be an affordable alternative.

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