Comments on: Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: Right Field http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24756 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:45:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24756 Duh.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24746 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:17:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24746 Prior to 2012, Tabata was one of the young players considered to be part of the team’s future success. He struggled early in the season and couldn’t handle the adversity. Did he learn anything from last year and will he embrace the competitive situation he is in? if the answer is yes, he could very well win a starting spot in the outfield.

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By: Jeremy Ransom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24733 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:37:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24733 What ever happened to Andrew Lambo? He showed some promise until he got hurt.

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By: Ed Ott http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24732 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:31:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24732 But if they wait until next year and he’s still not performing, they are stuck with the $12.25. If they have serious doubts they should DFA him now and be willing to let him go.
Of course it’s also very possible he would go unclaimed. So then he would end up in Indy.
Either way, seems like DFA is a real possibility unless he has a great ST.

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24731 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:29:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24731 Tabata was and always will be a head case . There is no doubt that somewhere inside there is a decent player but in the long run he will break your heart. Just when you count on him he will let you down. He simply is not worth it. The faster the Pirates get rid of him the better. The Yankees knew this but NH arrogance thinking that his superior skills can turn this head case around won’t let him give up on this loser.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24730 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:51:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24730 If you go with the conventional wisdom that Snider will be the primary RF, then isn’t it inevitable (well, not inevitable, but…….) that the Bucs would need to keep Presley?

If they don’t, then every bench bat – Gaby, McKenry, every utility IF they have (Mercer, D’Arnaud, Harrison, DeJesus, etc.) and whoever platoons w/Snider in RF (Sands or Tabata) – is a righty. Don’t you need at least one lefty bat on the bench?

If not Presley, then who? (if you say the word “hawpe”, I will cry like a baby……)

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24729 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:48:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24729 His contract is low paying right now. He’s only making $1 M this year. That’s a pretty low cost to see if he can turn things around.

It could be a different story next year. If he’s in this same situation, looking at $12.25 M guaranteed over the remainder of his contract, then I could see him being a risk to be DFAd. But not when he’s only making $1 M.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24728 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:45:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24728 Wow! – that’s certainly alot of confidence based on the Tabata we’ve seen so far. Anything in particular that you’re basing that on?

Personally, I’m hoping for new blood to step up and for there to be someone out there desperate enough for a RH 4th or 5th OF to offer us something/anything of value for Tabata. Unlikely (unfortunately), but we’ll see.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24727 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:41:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24727 With the majority of SPs being RHPs, the majority of ABs will likely go to Snider, regardless of who the platoon is with.

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By: Ed Ott http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-right-field.html#comment-24726 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:29:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46764#comment-24726 Assuming the Bucs prefer Sands over Tabata, why wouldn’t they DFA Tabata. With his contract, it is unlikely he’d be claimed. The Pirates might actually prefer that he were claimed, then they are out from under his contract.

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