Comments on: Pirates Close to Deal With Brandon Inge http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 02:37:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24755 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:41:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24755 Yeah, I can’t believe they put up with one of the best defensive short stops in the league last year. That’s just ridiculous.

The truth is that there wasn’t an SS option that would have made up enough offensively last year to counter balance the loss in defensive production that Barmas brought to the table, and that’s the truth. Oh, btw, Barmas hit .229 with 8 HRs, so not as bad as everyone says I think. Maybe they would’ve been able to find someone to hit .260, but not much more. Not to mention that if you’d trade a guy that could’ve won a GG at short stop last year for .030 more points in AVG and at most 4 or 5 HRS and well below average defense, you probably don’t know much about baseball.

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By: atniup http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24753 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:17:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24753 There is no way this guy could outperform Jordy mercer, Pedro Alvarez, Josh Harrison, anybody in consideration for 3B playing time.

BTW can we please can Barmes. My goodness.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24745 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:26:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24745 Please remove SS and OF from that. Putting him there doesn’t mean they should…it’s embarrassing

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24743 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:44:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24743 It’s time to give Jordy Mercer a shot. He put up good numbers at AAA and AA the last two years.

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By: scrappy2499 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24742 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:03:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24742 So, anyone hear what happened at Spring Training today if anything?

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By: pirate fan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24741 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:54:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24741 All they need now is a reliever or 2.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24739 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:48:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24739 I would say Inge is versatile. He can hit .220 and strike out in 25%-30% of his AB wherever you put him. The defense is good and nice to have a very good emer catcher…but Harrison’s speed doesn’t really mean a lot when he gets on less than 30% of the time. You hope somebody steps up and has a decent year off the bench. I dont care who it is. I like DeJesus better than both these guys…at least his potential to play an all around game while not hacking at everything or k’ing excessively.

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By: weltytowngang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24737 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:25:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24737 Read your own description and recognize a pinch hitter.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24736 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:14:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24736 I realize there was mention to Inge’s defensive versatility, but watching him play the last several years, I just don’t believe that to be reality; not at this point in his career anyhow. No offense to him, I just wouldn’t consider him to be a greater asset than Harrison.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-close-to-deal-with-brandon-inge.html#comment-24735 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:09:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46779#comment-24735 I politefully disagree. How much defensive versatility does Inge offer? How many bases could Inge steal this year, you think? Regardless, there are still going to be at least two bench bats ahead of them, so the greatest benefit for the team would be Harrison’s ability to play 2B, SS, 3B, and OF, in addition to the speed he can offer.

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