Comments on: Brandon Inge Makes The Team, But Could Start on the DL http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Alexdesilva http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25657 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:46:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25657 Taking Inge over youth and maybe alittle more talent is actually a no-brainer. After two seasons of major collapses, maybe a player with more experience is the right way to go at this point. He’s been a part of a winning team before, which most of our current bench hasn’t been. He may not have the ability he once had, but who knows, maybe he’s the reason we don’t have another late season collapse.

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By: brendansdad http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25641 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:47:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25641 Apparently Huntingdon has once again forgotten that “the days of being on a scholarship are over.”

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By: frsthypocrit http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25639 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:35:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25639 Inge making the team is a no-win scenario in that, even *if* we’re in Peter Pan’s Neverneverland *and* we believe things like clutch, veteranosity, grittiness, and clubhouse-character exist we *still* have to acknowledge that Inge has some or all of those qualities and, *then*, even if he has those qualities, we won’t be able to place a quantitative value on them and say “we won X more games in 2013 because What’shisfirstnameanywyas Inge was on the bench”. I’d rather they just kept Harrison up as we know he’s willing to hard slide in to catchers and we can count the incidences of that.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25631 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:33:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25631 Yeah, BUT, A LOT of the Pirates cast offs actually go on to be productive pieces of other teams for some reason while it never seems to work the other way around. I can see this team doing about as well as last year, or maybe slightly better, but I can more easily see this team losing 100 games. Too many questions that almost all need positive answers for them to contend in my opinion.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25629 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:18:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25629 I also wish that NH would use a little more muscle with his manager, but I can understand his reluctance.
There are not too many GM’s that tell the manager who to play, I think with certain players it is understood they will play, example would be when Alvarez came up, I would not be afraid to bet that it was a mutual agreement that he get lots of playing time.

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By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25627 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:57:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25627 You know, that’s an excellent point. That said, sometimes the GM sometimes has to influence and/or overrule the manager. If I’m NH, and I know this is my make-or-break year, I’d be reluctant to be banking on Inge and McDonald. Still, I think you may have hit the nail on the head in the explanation of why Inge is going north and Mercer is going to Indy.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25625 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:35:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25625 The weeping and gnashing of teeth is not really necessary, look around baseball at all the teams that have taken on old vets, actually a lot of old Pirate cast offs, guys that could not do much for the Pirates.
The bench is only as good as the manager that handles it, that is one area that separates managers. If Mercer is on the bench he will not play for Hurdle, if Inge is on the bench he will play, that is the difference in using your bench. Huntington knows his manager, he knows if he keeps kids on the bench Hurdle is not going to use them.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25623 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:51:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25623 This is awful. You can’t have McDonald and Inge on the team- you have NO bats now on the bench. What good are defensive replacements when you never have the lead….

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By: jlease717 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25620 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:36:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25620 This will be followed at some point with his unconditional release.

More money wasted.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/brandon-inge-makes-the-team.html#comment-25618 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48619#comment-25618 “During a Society of American Baseball Research panel earlier this month, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy theorized Inge’s attitude could be worth several wins in a season.”

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