Comments on: Jonathan Sanchez Moved to the Bullpen; Jeanmar Gomez Will Start Wednesday http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jonathan-sanchez-moved-to-the-bullpen-jeanmar-gomez-will-start-wednesday.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Nathan Swartz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jonathan-sanchez-moved-to-the-bullpen-jeanmar-gomez-will-start-wednesday.html#comment-26813 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:36:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51914#comment-26813 Did anyone but me already know in the 1st inning that Gallardo would homer tonight? How many times has he homered against us? Jezzus I hate it when we play there.

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By: reddfoxx39 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jonathan-sanchez-moved-to-the-bullpen-jeanmar-gomez-will-start-wednesday.html#comment-26812 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:02:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51914#comment-26812 He should be forced to finish the last 5 2/3 innings of this blowout…. even if it takes him 200 pitches.

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By: battlingbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jonathan-sanchez-moved-to-the-bullpen-jeanmar-gomez-will-start-wednesday.html#comment-26810 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:38:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51914#comment-26810 Should the Miller Park problem persist and the Pirates prove to be completely horrible there again Jonathan Sanchez is exactly the pitcher I want throwing.

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By: bqjd http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/jonathan-sanchez-moved-to-the-bullpen-jeanmar-gomez-will-start-wednesday.html#comment-26809 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:52:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51914#comment-26809 Why are they waiting to DFA Sanchez? He has become an incompetent pitcher and a move to the bullpen will not make him competent.

Is he a better reliever than Bryan Morris? No. The Pirates should be worrying more about having the best 25 on the roster than loosing a guy who had success 2-3 years ago. And clearly, Morris makes the bullpen stronger than Sanchez.

If he can become a competent bullpen arm, he needs to earn it in triple A, not on two meaningless spring training starts.

Question: If the Pirates were to send him down, does he go through waivers? Can he opt for free agency? In either case, I cannot see another team claiming him or signing him to the major league roster, therefore, the Bucs would probably have a good chance to retain him.

Question 2: Tim, I have seen you suggest that some very good relievers started as failed starters. While I generally agree, I think Sanchez is so far beyond failed starter that he has no chance to be effective anywhere. My question, Is there any evidence that moving to bullpen will aid in Sanchez’s control problems?

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