Comments on: First Pitch: Francisco Liriano vs Jonathan Sanchez http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24493 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:59:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24493 I don’t want to see ANYONE with control problems in the bullpen- anywhere. nothing gets a game out of hand faster than relievers who get behind and/or walk hitters. Especially lefties. You bring him in to face a lefty, he walks him……great. now he steals second because you take out the lefty and bring in a righty who can’t hold anyone on to face a right handed hitter…..i’m pretty sure a righty pitcher could have easily served up a double and saved us the boredom of the pitching change and the walk. I’d much rather let him come into a game, get into the swing of things, go 5 or 6 innings if given the option between the two. Personally- I don’t want Jonathan Sanchez on my pitching staff anywhere. No control issue pitchers on a team that can’t (or won’t) hold people on and with catchers who can’t throw people out. Now if we trade for Yadier- then, go ahead and sign liriano and sanchez.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24492 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24492 Well you can’t do a “if doesn’t make the team let him walk” scenario with Liriano because noone really expects for him to be able to pitch during most of spring training and he is unlikely to be physically ready for the regular season, extended spring training and a few rehab starts in indi with a rotation entrance of May 1st would be far more likely. He would never even think about signing a minor league deal if he didn’t break his arm. Now maybe you can do a deal where if he isn’t called up by May 15th he can be a free agent, but then he’s going to have trouble getting a longer term deal once the season starts so I can’t see why Liriano would ever do that anyways.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24491 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:13:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24491 I would love to see Sanchez as a middle reliever. He’s always been good against lefties, with a decent walk rate and good GB%. And he can miss bats, no question.
He’s just so bad against righties. Really not comfortable with him as a starter.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24490 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:15:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24490 Joe Saunders would have been a good pick-up at the right price, probably be a #3 on the Pirates team, would rather have him than McDonald.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24489 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:13:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24489 I would be shocked if both of these were not minor league deals. Sometimes minor league deals can be a little complicated. Suppose they sign both of these guys to minor league deals and the deals are that the player either makes the team out of ST or he can walk, is that a good deal?
One other good reason to sign both of them is that this year the Pirates might have more innings in ST to look at them than they normally would because of the World games.

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By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24488 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:53:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24488 Sanchez is obviously a no-risk move coming in on a minor league deal. If Liriano’s guaranteed money ends up in the neighborhood of what Bedard received, that’s still a fairly low-cost option. If he ends up having about $10 million or more guaranteed, that’s a lot for a guy who has consistently underformed his stuff and his advanced-metric numbers.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24487 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:50:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24487 Next thing you know, we’ll be signing Joe Saunders, too….lol

I guess this means Jeff Locke didn’t impress the staff?

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By: CamJay87 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24486 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:48:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24486 In the Bigs, whoops

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By: CamJay87 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24485 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:47:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24485 I like the sign, with or without Liriano. Hurdle doesn’t seem to like giving the unproven young guys a shot, atleast now the Bucs go 6-7 deep on rotation guys that have shown they have the stuff in the Bugs.

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By: danrb10 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/first-pitch-francisco-liriano-vs-jonathan-sanchez.html#comment-24484 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:36:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46561#comment-24484 Seems like every year a pitcher has an awful year they claim that they fixed their mechanics. Being a former pitcher this is rarely the case but is great marketing. Saying that… I love the minor league contract compared to overspending on a 60 day dl head case. At least I hope it was Sanchez instead of Liriano.

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