Comments on: Why the Joel Hanrahan Trade is a Good Move http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:46:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23359 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:28:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23359 I think Jones is going to be too expensive for a part-time, platoon player in 2014, so it would be wise to move him at some point this year.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23353 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23353 Stephen : I wholeheartedly 2nd that ! I wish I would have thought of it !

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23352 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:55:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23352 Wow ! It sure looks to me like the spill over from Smizikstan and DK VILLE is coming this way Tim. No ” shrewd ” trades,no ” impact ” players for a $ 7 mil doller reliever who at the present time will be a FA after the 2013 season ? Do you people pay attention to MLB deals at all ?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23345 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:03:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23345 The Red Sox were the same team that traded Josh Reddick and prospects for Andrew Bailey last year, and traded Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland for Melancon. They tend to value established relievers, rather than taking a chance on someone who has the skill but isn’t fully established.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23342 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:55:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23342 Personally, I don’t see either one making an impact.

I see it as a trade of util infielders….and more years of control for a reliever.

Nothing more or less. And, like “Y2JGQ2 ” says above, it doesn’t really strengthen our team….nor weaken it.

Foo

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23335 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:42:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23335 I think you are higher on Jerry Sands than most people are.

The people at SoxProspects, whom Tim has referenced, were considerably more glowing in their praise of Reddick (http://www.soxprospects.com/players/reddick-josh.htm) than Sands (http://www.soxprospects.com/players/sands-jerry.htm)

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By: dave1231959 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23332 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:42:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23332 Did somebody post the Pirates Prospects web address on Smizik’s page today?

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By: swartnp7 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23327 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:56:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23327 Everyone would have cheered because NH would have “landed a top ten prospect!”

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By: swartnp7 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23326 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:55:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23326 So, other teams should have traded the likes of: Travis D’arnaud (elite catching prospect), Mark Trumbo/Billy Butler (legit power hitter), or Machado/Andrus/Profar/Bogaerts (young SS), or Trevor Bauer type pitcher, for 1 yr of a closer that wont even net you a comp pick?!

Imagine if the Buccos traded Hanson, Polanco, Taillon, Bell, Heredia, or Marte for a one year rental closer! The pitchforks would be marching outside PNC ASAP!

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By: swartnp7 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/12/why-the-joel-hanrahan-trade-is-a-good-move.html#comment-23325 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:46:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45246#comment-23325 To all of you loyal readers saying NH should have “gotten a young impact SS or legit power hitter.” …. WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?! WHAT SS WAS AVAILABLE?! you want the rarest commodity for one yr of a $7million closer?! Profar? Machado? get real.
WHAT POWER BATS?! Upton? Billy Butler? Seriously, GIVE US NAMES, GIVE US LEGIT OPTIONS! Who are these mythical people you seek? You don’t think the gm wanted the same thing? You think those players were just sitting there and the gm said “hmmm nah, I’ll go with this AA suspect instead.”

To those saying “shoulda just hung onto him and got compensation” not happening. Those saying he shoulda traded Hanny a yr or two ago are the same ones who would burned NH at the stake if he traded the contending teams closer. Plus, how high was Hanny’s value two yrs ago when he wasn’t even an all star yet. Oh, and how many of you wizards out there knew Hanny was gonna be a legit allstar closer when he was traded for?

What do we really know? Maybe the dodgers wanted Hanny AND Jones for Cap and Gordon and NH said no.

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