Comments on: The Latest Delay on Francisco Liriano http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/the-latest-delay-on-francisco-liriano.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:07:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/the-latest-delay-on-francisco-liriano.html#comment-24465 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:50:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46496#comment-24465 One note on Karstens, they non-tendered him because of the price and his issues staying healthy, not because they didn’t need him.

As for the rotation, I could still see Locke and McPherson making the final two spots if Liriano doesn’t sign or isn’t healthy. If Liriano does sign, I think Locke and McPherson will battle it out for the final spot.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/the-latest-delay-on-francisco-liriano.html#comment-24458 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:03:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46496#comment-24458 Tim: Not really a pleasant subject, but when you mentioned our Rotation, why Jeff Karstens? Burnett, Rodriguez, ans JMAC – Yes, but Karstens? The Pirates have a horrible record of bringing guys up as SP’s – were Maholm and Duke the last? We non-tendered the guy because we did not think we needed him. Jeff Locke was 10-5, 2.48 ERA and one of the best pitchers in the AAA International league. He averaged 6 innings each of his 24 starts and a K/W per 9 of 8.32/2.73 is excellent. At Pittsburgh he was 1-3, 5.50 ERA. His K/W per 9 of 8.91/2.88 was excellent. Last year he was brought up after pitching 142 innings in AAA. So we saw him pitching the last 34 innings of his total of 176 IP in 2012. His ERA was high, but ERA does not always tell the complete story, and, in this case, did not reflect the positive peripherals. IMO, Burnett, Rodriguez, JMAC, Locke, and then either Liriano, Karstens, McPherson, Leroux, or Justin Wilson.

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By: clemente21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/the-latest-delay-on-francisco-liriano.html#comment-24390 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:02:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46496#comment-24390 Walk, no run, away.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/the-latest-delay-on-francisco-liriano.html#comment-24383 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:38:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46496#comment-24383 I am all for “NO PLAY, NO PAY”, but that is not the MLB way, this guy wants guarantees and the Pirates don’t want to give away money. Tough situation for Pirate management. Since he is not signed yet and he thinks he is worth a major league contract with major health issues, why doesn’t he find another taker for his services, oh, maybe there isn’t one.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/the-latest-delay-on-francisco-liriano.html#comment-24382 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:12:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46496#comment-24382 I say, go sign with someone else Mr Liriano….oh and good luck with that!

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/the-latest-delay-on-francisco-liriano.html#comment-24371 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:41:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46496#comment-24371 Wow.

Do we have to start figuring out who to trade for Chris Capuano…..AGAIN?

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