Comments on: Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Shows Patience, Fuesser Dominates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.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: willie lopez http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.html#comment-22137 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:16:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43997#comment-22137 well my friend in the article mentions benji gonzalez playing in puerto rico, for ponce leones, thats why i took ofense to your comment….

and in puerto rico this things doesnt happen, people go to games just like in the states, not criminals wanting to kidnapped pro players…

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.html#comment-22135 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:24:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43997#comment-22135 Hopefully Marte will continue to be patient and it will spill over into the regular season back in the US.

To temper expectations, even Clint Barmes walked seven times in a ten game stretch in 2012 – 9/5-17. And none of them were IBB.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.html#comment-22134 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:08:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43997#comment-22134 *down there

**that Marcy and Watts are dangerous because…

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.html#comment-22133 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:05:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43997#comment-22133 Not racist at all…at no point is there a reference directly to the people. And who said anything about Puerto Rico? Mexico, Dominica, Venezuela…oh wait, no more teams there because….oh yeah, it’s too dangerous. Ask Wilson Ramos how safe he feels done there. The problem isn’t race, it’s economics. It isn’t racist to say Marcy projects in NYC, or Watts in L.A. just because it’s a predominantly black area; it’s especially dangerous to the people that live there. The simple fact is that there isn’t a spotless record in regards to how professional athletes or the families are treated in the third world. So, if my potentially multi-millionaire investment isn’t getting the work I’d expect him to down there, I’d have him back in the U.S. pronto.

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By: willie lopez http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.html#comment-22131 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 18:48:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43997#comment-22131 ian rothermund, you sound really racist….”toilet country” this guys are playing on their own countries is not like they are playing in a battlefield war…

by the way the best pirate of all time comes from one of those countries you refer to…its sad to hear people talking this way…

im a proud puertorican and a pirate fan and ive been to pnc park more than 10 times and you refer to us latinos like this?

its sad to hear ignorant people talking without knowing, in my country not a single athlete have ever had a kidnapped threat nor happened to him, i bet you are talking without even knowing or visited our countries…

this is the best possible scenario to young players, ask steve blass he will agree with me…

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.html#comment-22128 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 18:02:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43997#comment-22128 I would be irate if I was one of those players not seeing time. If they were just going to work out and practice, they could do it in Pirate city instead of some, arguably, Latin American toilet country, waiting to be kidnapped.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/winter-leagues-recap-marte-shows-patience-fuesser-dominates.html#comment-22126 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 17:13:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43997#comment-22126 John: Thanks for the info. The limited amount of AB’s (167) that Marte got with the Pirates were great for him to mentally accept the challenge of playing MLB, and work at his weaknesses. He averaged an extra base hit every 12 AB’s, and even though his W/K left a lot to be desired (8/50), he still managed to have an OBP of .300. Through the minors he has shown the ability to adapt to the changing conditions at each level, and I look for him to be a big contributor at leadoff in 2013.

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