Comments on: First Pitch: The Ripple Effect of Small Major League Moves http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25819 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:32:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25819 Tim- I agree with this article 100% and I think you’ve seen me post the exact same things on your board over the last couple weeks. One question- Why isn’t anyone asking these questions to Huntington or Hurdle as to what their intent is here? There must be some plan right? I’d like to know what it is. Is anyone allowed to ask them the tough questions in an interview?

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25814 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:06:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25814 God bless James Mac,for after what I witnessed today,that third spot in the rotation is in a world of hurt.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25813 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:03:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25813 I would add to TN’s comments ( which I agree with 100 % ) by saying that I think the orginization needs to find somewhere for Matt Hague to go to at this time. What purpose is he serving other than to block Curry and by default,Dickerson also ?

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25811 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 22:48:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25811 because if 1 or 2 are correct they are making too many mistakes.

At least a few people who post here often don’t like Hurdle as manager.

Apparently NH and FC do so that could be another reason to replace them.

Is the starting lineup too tough for kids to crack or are the kids not good enough? or is management not giving kids a fair chance at cracking the lineup?

It just seems to me that if one writes that they agree with points in this article they shouldn’t be too thrilled with Bucco management. Certainly NH has made good moves but has he made enough to show that he is a top gm that the Buccos need.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25806 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 17:30:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25806 Most winning clubs supplement their lineups with veterans instead of kids, if they don’t want to win then make the bench a bunch of kids. Minor league players have to play when they come up, the Pirates don’t have positions available for kids to play even if they are ready.

Actually NH has a set starting lineup that is tough for any kid to crack, and a minor league system loaded with talent why would someone want to fire him for that?

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25805 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:58:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25805 If either of these are true, and I believe that is the case then it is just more evidence that NH needs to be replaced.

How can Nutting and Coonley not come to that conclusion when evaluating team and where it is headed?

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25804 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:53:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25804 The times are different these days than they once were. Todays players need leaders more than they used to, they get their feelings hurt more than they used to.
Tinkers to Evers to Chance. Tinkers and Evers never talked to each other on or off the field, they hated each other, but they may have been the best double play combo ever. The Billy Martin era in New York, nothing but turmoil everyone hated everyone, all they did was win.
I believe there are two chemistrys in sports, a locker room chemistry and a field chemistry. The field chemistry is much more important, without it does not matter what goes on in the locker room.
Chuck Knoll once said if I have to get them up, I don’t want them.
Crosby could hate Kunitz, but that behind the back pass to Kunitz was going to happen no matter what they think of each other, that is chemistry.

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By: Brielle Schlittler Reicks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25801 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:35:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25801 Intangibles in the clubhouse and on the field surely exist. Most who have played team sports recognize that. It is most definitely very hard to measure. Team building is an art, not a science.

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By: Brielle Schlittler Reicks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25800 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:31:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25800 You keep using the term “don’t trust youth”. Those guys aren’t 22. The decision has been made by management that they aren’t good enough. I agree. If anything proved that it was the last two months of 2012. Our depth is nonexistent. Our bullpen is put together with bail twine. If this lack of depth gets exposed again this year Neal will get the exit he deserves.

Nobody is keeping a 27 year old shortstop in the minors so he can play everyday.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/first-pitch-the-ripple-effect-of-small-major-league-moves.html#comment-25799 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:31:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48887#comment-25799 I have less a problem with Johnny Mac than with Inge.

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