Comments on: First Pitch: What to do About Jonathan Sanchez in the Short-Term? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: jon6er http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26794 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:06:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26794 This should be a no brainer. Unless it is a prohibitive financial obligation owed to Sanchez he should be gone now. Major league baseball teams bring guys up for spot starts all the time and you have nothing to lose when you are replacing a guy who hasn’t made it over 3 and a third innings in a start. Bryan Morris came up and gave them 3 innings and no runs and has been primarily a starter in the minors. Wilson was a starter in the minors and has pitched close to three innings in the majors. Neither Wilson or Morris were taken out because they were in trouble. If the Pirates are even considering pitching Sanchez again at all then they don’t believe in their farm system at all.

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By: reddfoxx39 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26780 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:16:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26780 Tim, you have a blind spot when it comes to J Sanchez. He is awful. Last 91 innings, he has a ERA over 9.00. He crushes your bullpen, throws way too many balls, and oh yeah he loses the game almost every time 20 of 24.
Putting him in bullpen is a bad idea. Not reliable.

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By: impliedi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26779 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:45:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26779 If the Pirates have no other options, why not bring up both Liriano and Morton. Let Liriano pitch 80-90 pitches (or 5 innings, whichever comes first, and then let Morton have 3-4 innings imediately after that. This would give them both the workout they need, would have to be better than Sanchez, and would give the bullpen a complete break for one day. The only problem I see is figuring out the roster. Getting rid of Sanchez is easy for one spot for Liriano, but you’d have to shorthand the bench or bullpen for a little while to carry both Liriano and Morton.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26773 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 02:10:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26773 He hasn’t been stretched out.

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By: Mick Duyvestyn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26772 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:47:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26772 What about upgrading Justin Wilson from the pen for a spot start? He looks damn impressive so far, has the right pitch variety and control

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By: reddfoxx39 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26771 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:38:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26771 Jonathon Sanchez has not pitched more than 5 innings in his last 24 MLB starts. He isn’t even replacement level. Please no mas……

Really, this is a good team. Sanchez is a dog.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26770 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:38:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26770 Because I believe that pitchers throw differently out of the bullpen, and most good relievers are failed starters.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26769 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:34:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26769 Thanks for the info – I never knew there was a definition or a limitation related to a trip to the DL.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26768 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 17:06:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26768 No matter what the Pirates do, Sanchez has put them in a hole, I do not think there is a good scenario Wednesday. Don’t forget they are playing the Brewers and I don’t think they have a pitcher in the organization that matches up with them, So IMO, it does not make much difference who throws on Wednesday, because the bullpen is going to get a lot of work for sure.
Keeping Sanchez in the bullpen at this point is just mop up duty, there is no way he comes into a game that is on the line or even close.

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By: NC_Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-what-to-do-about-jonathan-sanchez-in-the-short-term.html#comment-26767 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:58:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51790#comment-26767 DFA Sanchez and let Kris Johnson have a go at it for 1 start.

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