Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Gerrit Cole Dominates, But Don’t Expect Him To Make the Team http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:58:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25117 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:56:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25117 Cutch? The guy those cheap bastards gave a $51-plus million extension to? The same cheap bastards who were the biggest spenders in the draft until Selig changed the rules?

Can we just retire the “Pirates are too cheap” chestnut? It’s foolish, and it flies in the face of the facts.

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By: Ron Loreski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25112 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:34:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25112 Here’s what we’re gonna see out of Cole this year. A June call-up and and a September shut down, regardless of record. We probably wont see him pitch a full season until 2015.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25111 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:27:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25111 What I never will understand is why it’s perceived as such a bad thing to worry about when you’re starting somebody’s clock…but oh well

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25110 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:41:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25110 I second both this and jaclorn’s comments. Good to see some knowledgeable fans out there.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25106 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:17:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25106 It has nothing, repeat nothing to do with being “cheap”. You can have a player for 7 years or 6 years at the MLB level, which do you choose? The Bucs only have to send Cole down for 2 weeks to get an extra year of control, its idiocy to not at least do that. He could be the 5th SP and start at AAA.

When it comes to the June aspect it is about money allocation, not being cheap. You can wait until June and only pay the guy big money for 3 years instead of 4, that allows that money to spent elsewhere. Its budget management that every MLB team does.

With pitchers, there is little reason to do the whole June thing, you should probably just use them when they are healthy. Trying to worry about 5 years down the road salary levels with pitcher variability is overkill.

If I’m in charge he starts in AAA and you take a good look at Locke and KMac while Liriano heals and Cole pushes his way up. You can then make a move as soon as needed.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25105 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:14:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25105 Yeah, I mean, god forbid they bother to see if he’s actually ready…or spend the first couple months training him on what to expect and be prepared for at the major league level. I mean, yeah, they have several other starting options, thus eliminating any actual need for him, which conveniently affords him more time in the minors. Reality is, the Pirates are only going to have him for 4 or 5 years considering that he’s a Boras guy, so regardless of ability, if I was GM, I know I’d be milking that clock time he has. If one rookie pitcher for half a season is the make or break for 2013…they probably weren’t going to have much luck anyways.

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By: YYMIkeCC http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25104 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:08:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25104 i like what Tony brings but I’d like to see some indepth comparison between him and Fort, who also seems like capable #2 catcher

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By: YYMIkeCC http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25103 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:05:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25103 no need to waste Cole’s playing time for a team barely fighting for .500
IF we’re contending, Yes , but bring the kid up when he’s ready and the games will finally mean something
also let’s ser Gaby play vs RHP b4 we crown him
repeat after me
small sample size
small sample size
small sample size

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By: Dave McCracken http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25102 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:25:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25102 Cole will not make it from ST because of how cheap we are – plain and simple.

Gaby may just deserve full time 1B bumping Jones to RF. Sure the defense in RF is hurt but an outfield of Marte, Cutch and Jones could put up some league leading offensive numbers and Marte and Cutch play good enough defense to make up for Jones’ lack of range.

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By: Possum http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-gerrit-cole-dominates-but-dont-expect-him-to-make-the-team.html#comment-25101 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:52:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47531#comment-25101 This game reminds me of the charity game the Buccos used to play each ST against the Manatee County Community College now known as State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota. That was the team referred to by me and another Bucco fan as the “Hated Manatees”.

Just a work out for some of the guys that’s all. Nice to see Gabby doing so well but that should be expected in a game against this team.

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