Comments on: John Sickels Rates the Pirates as the 5th Best Farm System http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 18 May 2014 03:07:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24261 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:51:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24261 I guess I’m saying that it is partially NH’s fault that he had to overpay to get Barmes. He had Cedeno at short for 2 years and probably figured out pretty early on that he needed to be replaced. That the best he could come up with is Barmes is not a plus. Colorado let him go and then Houston decided he wasn’t worth keeping. He was better than C and C. NH has filled a couple holes quickly in the last 2 off seasons and deserves some credit for that but he has also jumped in to get risky players for the cost. While he gets credit from many for reading the market on karstens, he also blew the market on Maholm, Jack Wilson and Doumit.

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By: Kirk Lee http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24242 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:13:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24242 Haha, ok. My bad.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24233 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:11:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24233 takes two to tango, amigo. had to overpay to get Barmes, what do you think it would take to get someone like Jose Reyes???
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anyway, I’ll give NH some credit for both barmes and barajas. before 2012, barajas was actually a good defensive catcher. barmes was considered a very good defensive middle infielder. well, one of them continued to be very good. lets be glad the one who under performed didnt get the 2 year, 10 million deal.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24220 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:38:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24220 I don’t think NH is afraid of Clint, he could fire him if he thought he was a bad manager.

Barmes is better than C + C but I’m not sure he is 3 million dollars a year better. A lot depends upon what NH could do with that money to improve another area. Barmes is a stopgap. The criticism I have is that NH got in the position of needing stop gaps at short and catcher prior to 2012 and wasn’t able to fill either spot with someone who could be a real contributor to the team.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24214 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:19:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24214 good thing youre not a fan or the Rangers, Astros, Brewers, Cubs, Nationals, Padres, Rays, Mariners, Indians……….

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24213 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:16:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24213 still hating on the Barmes, eh?

barmes is better than both cedeno and ciriaco even if Barmes never even gets an AB. now im not saying that barmes is great, im saying hes better than C & C…

NH is afraid of Hurdle??? what kind of nonsense is that? if youre going to spew venom please try to at least show some proof of the poison.

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By: tempman89 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24208 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:13:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24208 I want championships

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24206 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:16:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24206 I’m still just not as high on Bundy as everyone else I think. I mean, he’s an outstanding athlete, with fantastic tools for a pitcher. Idk, there’s just some disconnect for me. It’s not as if I think he’ll necessarily flame out in the big leagues….I just feel like everyone just assumes he’ll be the greatest before he does anything.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24205 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:14:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24205 Tim really needs to hook this site up with some emoticons people can use to show whether they’re being serious or sarcastic. lol

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/john-sickels-rates-the-pirates-as-the-5th-best-farm-system.html#comment-24204 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:12:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46319#comment-24204 lol……1st, probably.

Every organization has stories like that though. They’ll also have the two picks in the first half of the first round in this year’s draft. So between that and any potential international signings, I could easily see them being 2nd or 3rd by the end of the season. If somehow Cole still qualified out of absolutely no fault of his own or any derailment of his career, I’d say they could be #1. But either Cole will not be eligible for prospect status by the end of ’13, or he’ll have some kind of injury which will drag the average of the farm system down.

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