Comments on: First Pitch: Trying to Make Sense of Today’s Moves http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22534 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:06:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22534 For some reason, I can’t reply to what you wrote, Tim. But in looking at what I wrote, I believe you are correct. The word ‘many’ isn’t the right word. I think it would be more accurate to state that a small number of readers have frequently accused you of a lack of objectivity. That’s different than saying many have accused you of a lack of objectivity.

And I agree with you that, in general, your critics don’t acknowledge the instances where you are pointing out mistakes made by the front office or being critical of them.

My point in bringing it up is that your opinion holds weight.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22533 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:12:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22533 Ha! Exactly! You judge them on every move they make! Even if they hire a new peanut vendor.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22532 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:11:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22532 I dont think te bucs can resign JK until May right? He will be long gone by then.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22531 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:10:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22531 Problem is Hanrahan had a 1.5 WAR in 2011 and has the ability to repeat that or come very close. …and we are talking 1.5 WAR in 68 ip…What does that mean to a team in a pennant race?

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22530 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:08:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22530 I dont necessarily get this reasoning because Karstens has outperformed Morton. So more easily replacing someone who has played better and isn’t on the IR?

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22529 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:02:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22529 …and the “I wish we had a 1000 of Karstens” comment by NH…lip service…obviously you dont or you would get more guys like this instead of trying to fix big hard throwers. I dont care…just be consistent with what you are saying…typical management (In any company)

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22528 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:58:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22528 I hope the Capuano thing is just getting The Hammer’s name out there early so other teams can jump in and maybe do a little bidding on him. We can do better than Capuano for him. At least get a younger guy we can control a few years who doesnt have the injury history. I wouldnt mind getting Lannan or Pelfrey. I feel like Karstens will sign for mid-2s somewhere. He’s a california kid and I see him fitting with Oakland and San Diego. I think 5th starter is ideal for him because you can rest him. If he pitches 150 innings the Pirates fo will look bad.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22527 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:15:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22527 “Tim Williams, who many have accused of being unwilling to criticize the Pirates management, is fully and wholly criticizing this move.”

Several things wrong with this. The “many” that you cite is a small percentage of readers. They’re also wrong, since this isn’t the first time I’ve been critical of management.

In most cases when I’m in agreement with management, it draws attention. But when I’m critical, it flies under the radar and barely gets mentioned. Example, when the Navy SEAL stuff first came out, I said the training wasn’t a big deal. I then wrote articles every night for the next week pointing out the topics that were a big deal, and the things the Pirates were doing wrong. The other stuff was ignored, and the SEAL stance was given a big focus.

To the overall point, I’m not sure what significance there is with saying “Tim Williams is criticizing this”.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22526 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 14:57:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22526 I did not say that I am not not critical of trades, I was saying I needed all the facts before I make an evaluation and most of the time I can’t get all the facts, therefore trades are hard to evaluate IMO.
I can honestly say I don’t know whether I would have kept Huntington after this year or not, I probably would have given him 2013.
What am I critical of:
When it comes to Huntington, I don’t like his hires and his managerial control policy. I think Huntington has assembled enough talent to win a large number of their games if players are used properly.

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/first-pitch-trying-to-make-sense-of-todays-moves.html#comment-22525 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 14:34:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44520#comment-22525 I would have tendered him a contract, but I don’t claim to know the circumstances behind all that went on. It amazes me how all of us arm chair GM’s sit here and criticize every move they make. They set his value at X, he wanted Y. Now he gets to find out how much he’s worth.

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