Comments on: First Pitch: A Look at the Short-Term and Long-Term Pitching Moves http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26838 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:25:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26838 I think Morton is going to start when he’s ready. He is being prepared to start. It will be AJ, Wandy, Morton, Liriano, Locke/McDonald. The latter two battling for #5. Whoever loses goes to the pen as a long reliever. Hurdle is losing patience with JMac – wants to see more consistency from him. Locke is making a positive move, so I’m betting on him to win that spot. Karstens will be a long man/ spot starter.

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26837 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:10:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26837 I guess you have to account for Contreras as well, so yeah, Mazzaro is probably a goner.

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26836 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:08:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26836 I’m not so sure Hughes doesn’t get optioned to Indy once Morton is ready. Has he really been better than Mazzaro this year?

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By: Stephen Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26835 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:58:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26835 So fully stocked, the Bucs would have a rotation of Burnett Wandy JMac Liriano and Locke; bullpen of Grilli Melancon Contreras Watson Wilson Morton and Karstens; and reinforcements at Indy in Oliver and Cole for the rotation, Morris and Black for the bullpen.

Who’s missing Vin Mazzaro?

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26834 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:22:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26834 KMac was just updated Sunday – he still has pain in his elbow and will be shut down for an extended period of time. This type of thing rarely ends without TJ surgery.

Irwin has the proverbial “dead arm”.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26830 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:02:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26830 Either way, they’re both probably gone in a week. That’s why it doesn’t matter.

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26829 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:59:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26829 “It probably won’t matter whether it’s Mazzaro or Sanchez who goes.”

Really? I think Mazzaro has looked kind of decent, whereas Sanchez has been unspeakably horrible. How could this decision be a close call in any way? They have to drop Sanchez, without a doubt.

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By: steve19981 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26824 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:55:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26824 If Hughes is still mediocre, I could see the Pirates using one of his three options to send him down when Morton is ready. I think he will be fine in the long run, but personally, I like Gomez and Mazzaro better than him at the moment.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26820 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:40:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26820 Any updates on Irwin and McFearsome?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-a-look-at-the-short-term-and-long-term-pitching-moves.html#comment-26819 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:39:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51931#comment-26819 On Cole, you said “That will change with time, and the Pirates have plenty of time as long as the rotation holds up.”

Let’s hope. He needs to MAKE us bring him up.

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