Comments on: Pirates Win Thanks to an Improved McDonald and Strong Lineup Construction http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-win-thanks-to-an-improved-mcdonald-and-strong-lineup-construction.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: nvo12 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-win-thanks-to-an-improved-mcdonald-and-strong-lineup-construction.html#comment-26589 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 05:45:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51171#comment-26589 Tim

Do you think Contreras could be the key to solidifying the 7th inning? Or did the Pirates just take a flyer on the guy?

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-win-thanks-to-an-improved-mcdonald-and-strong-lineup-construction.html#comment-26577 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:43:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51171#comment-26577 The Atlanta announcers said that was the first time a draft pick was traded in baseball history.
After some of the stuff they said during this series I don’t know how accurate that is but they may have got that one right.

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-win-thanks-to-an-improved-mcdonald-and-strong-lineup-construction.html#comment-26575 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:55:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51171#comment-26575 Chances are very good that the performance of Gaby Sanchez last night justified the sacrifice of the 33rd pick.

I love the depth the Pirates have created with Gaby, Tabata, and the Fort. That is something that has been lacking in the past.

Trading a draft pick for depth is much better than trading a top prospect for someone. Highly rated farm systems are not a guarantee of success.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-win-thanks-to-an-improved-mcdonald-and-strong-lineup-construction.html#comment-26574 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:15:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51171#comment-26574 Tim: It is always excellent when it ends in a W. I wonder when I read some people criticizing the trades that brought Gaby Sanchez and Travis Snider to Pittsburgh because those exchanges cost us Gorkys Hernandez and Brad Lincoln, two guys who were excess baggage with the Bucs. Oh, and the No. 33 draft pick this year. Yes, value, but Sanchez is a veteran and has been VG since joining the Bucs.

Break up the Marauders – was that two in a row? Alderson went up to AAA, pitched well, and then was sent back back to AA. Last night 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 6K/0W. And, still only 24. With Freddy being on unlimited DL, the Bucs may still salvage the better of that trade.

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