Comments on: Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bench http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24837 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:15:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24837 Tabata’s lack of an option shouldn’t be an issue since he’ll be able to clear waivers. Personally, I’m in favor of carrying Sands as the 4th OF, it would be nice to have a guy on the bench with a little pop.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24815 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:10:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24815 if Tabata isnt on the 25 man, he has to be taken off the 40 man. he then will be had for the taking, i believe the NL teams have first crack at him. the first option, however, is trading him, which is what the Rays just did with Reid Brignac.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24814 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:07:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24814 elaborate.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24813 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:06:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24813 the same people who think Mercer is a prospect are the same ones who thought Hague should have been our starting 1Bman.

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By: tempman89 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24796 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:18:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24796 No way I take Inge over J-hay

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By: Dean Manifest http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24787 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:45:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24787 They really are treating Mercer like a non-prospect. Maybe he is. But it’s too bad you can’t get a hitter acclimated to the big leagues via the bullpen like you can a pitcher. A young pitcher can get a few low-leverage innings per week out of the pen and be ok, but a hitter needs near-daily reps to establish a rhythm.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24786 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:10:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24786 I’ll be down there starting next week. My lease in Bradenton doesn’t start until the 20th. Wilbur will be there starting this weekend.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24781 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:47:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24781 wk….I agree….unless they absolutely think Mercer is a non-viable starting option, I’d prefer he go to AAA and get ABs.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24780 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:46:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24780 Meaty……AMEN!!!!!!!!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-bench.html#comment-24779 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:43:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46816#comment-24779 Tim…nice job. I, too, never knew that existed.

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