Comments on: First Pitch: Evaluating the Non-Tendered Starting Pitchers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:21:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22629 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:38:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22629 The best non-tendered starter out there is Jeff Karstens. The grass is always greener on the other side for some people, and apparently for Huntington too.

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By: Kevin Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22614 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:16:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22614 Haren signed this morning with Washington — $1 year/$13M. Guess the doomed physicals being reported didn’t scare off the Nats.

Combined with his $3.5M buyout from the Angels, Haren is now making more than his $15.5M option would have been with the Angels.

I really wanted the Pirates to get Haren and I am surprised that he got a big money guarenteed deal with no incentives this early in the offseason.

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By: elgaupo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22612 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:44:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22612 A young LHP with good stuff has been discarded by three teams now. I wouldn’t call him underrated Tim. Something off the field him makes him overrated.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22610 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:40:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22610 Haren wouldn’t be a gamble at all. Haren pitched very well after the ASB last year. He is fine…he will be expensive though.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22609 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:39:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22609 I hope it is just extreme caution after last spring.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22601 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:33:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22601 I assumed that Gorzo’s personality had a lot to do with him leaving Bucs. Don’t know for sure if it was a factor but it was clear the Bucs didn’t value him very highly.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22599 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:23:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22599 I don’t think Lannan deserves the title of “innings eater.” He has been pretty durable, so he’s had a lot of starts. But in the past three seasons, he’s only averaged about 5 2/3 IP per start (5.6). That’s about average (NL avg is 5.9).

He does, however, tend to stay healthy, and I don’t hate the idea of getting him cheap.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22597 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:18:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22597 I like Gorzo because of his versatility and he usually gives his team a chance to win.
But I think any pitching moves depend on what they can do with Hanrahan, they are not going to acquire a 4 or 5 starting pitcher for 4 or 5mil and still pay Hanrahan 7mil. So I would expect a move on Hanrahan before they acquire anyone, I could be wrong they might get a deal they can’t pass up, who knows.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22596 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:03:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22596 a rotation of AJ, wandy, capuano, JMac and McFear looks good to me.

except that now i hear that McFear hurt his shoulder in winter ball???? wtf!?!?!?!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-evaluating-the-non-tendered-starting-pitchers.html#comment-22595 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:50:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44610#comment-22595 I’d love to see us get Haren, but btwn his back and hip, he’d have to be a incentive laden add.

Not a Villanueva fan, but I wouldn’t mind him if not too expensive.

Foo

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