Comments on: First Pitch: The Pirates Need to Play Travis Snider http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:36:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25940 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:33:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25940 Tim- as always I value your opinion and love the fact that you bring things to light, but sometimes I think you are too much into logic, and maybe not enough into the other things that go into making decisions. Beyond the bat, having jones and snider in defense at the same time is worse than having jones and sanchez. There’s no debate on that, and while you yourself stated that Snider was having trouble hitting well even against minor leaguers in camp, Sanchez came in and did a great job. So in spring he played better, and he’s better defensively…..I agree that Snider COULD still get better, but so could Sanchez even though I agree it is less likely. It’s a good debate to have, but Sanchez’s glove over Snider’s glove is enough to make this the best move, at LEAST for now. Things change, so we’ll see if Sanchez hits, if not, i’m sure Snider will get his chance

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25909 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:46:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25909 Its not an upgrade defensively. Jones in RF is kind of a step-up from Manny Ramirez. Snider isn’t a Gold Glove caliber fielder, but he’s better than Jones.

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25908 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25908 I just think Hurdle’s thinking is outdated, whether its platoon or lineup construction. He’s batting a guy leadoff who rarely walks, but he’s hitting there because he’s “fast.” I think Marte is going to be a good, but flawed player (if he turned out to be like Carlos Gomez on the Brewers, that’d be very good).

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25907 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:40:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25907 Toughest NL righty? Samardzija is good, but not even top 5 in that category.

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25906 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:38:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25906 Its a MAJOR issue if he doesn’t understand (or refuses to understand) the platoon advantage. Its asking too much of a limited player (which Sanchez is).

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25901 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:46:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25901 You can’t automatically blame NH, we don’t know if he is the only one making a decision on a manager, we don’t know if he has the money for a better manager. We don’t know if a high tier manager would come here, until we can answer these questions we can’t blame anyone in particular.

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25900 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:40:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25900 “…there is a reason he is a coach.”

Wal-Mart won’t hire him?

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25899 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:38:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25899 You are wrong. The lineup for one game did not cause me to sour on Hurdle. The lineup was just a trigger. The causes can be found in his vet fetish, his use of the bunt, his gut feelings, etc.

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25897 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:21:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25897 Because of the unfair nature of MLB it is not all Huntington’s fault for not having the best players available to him but no matter where you place the blame there are too many fringe players on this team.
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I don’t deny that most of these players might be picked up by other teams but one team wouldn’t pick up all of them……that is the problem if we had a Snider by himself surrounded by quality players he by himself wouldn’t be a problem but when he is placed on a team with a lot of other players who are no better than him THAT is the problem.

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By: saywhatranone http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-play-travis-snider.html#comment-25896 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:09:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49186#comment-25896 ha no but can you name a better manager since Leyland? The problem isn’t Hurdle.

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