Comments on: Barmes Makes Adjustment, Improves at the Plate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: jamminjoe66 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27639 Tue, 21 May 2013 03:13:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27639 A 1 1/2 week sample size doesn’t show me anything compared to 1+ year of putrid hitting. Hurdle is probably tripping over himself while patting himself on the back. Hey Clint (former hitting coach)what took you so long to figure it out.

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By: ianmonk http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27634 Tue, 21 May 2013 00:53:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27634 I read the article and instantly thought Joe is going to shit all over this.

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By: jamminjoe66 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27632 Tue, 21 May 2013 00:26:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27632 Must not have watched Barmas botch the throw to 2nd the other night or the botched run down because he panicked. The next time I see him dive into the hole & throw someone out like you suggested before will be the 1st time.

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By: Andy Zibuck http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27618 Mon, 20 May 2013 18:01:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27618 SSS.

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By: Jim Manning http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27613 Mon, 20 May 2013 16:15:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27613 Wow! Congrats to Barmes and the org for finally figuring out that its impossible to be successful swinging off balance and off one foot.Been driving me crazy watching bat after bat reaching like a little leaguer.Now if they could tell pedro to keep a more direct swing path instead of that long outside in,turning over his wrists strike out or ground out to 1st swing that makes him so incredibly inconsistent.yesterdays homerun to left field was a thing of beauty.Pedro has to realize he has so much power that the ball will still travel a long way with a more direct swing path.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27609 Mon, 20 May 2013 14:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27609 Agree NorCal. Thought the same thing Sat. night. Mercer looks more like a second basemen to me. He lacks D’Arnaud’s range as far as the young SS prospects are concerned. Of course, Chase has his own developmental issues.

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By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27605 Mon, 20 May 2013 13:48:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27605 “Barmes acknowledged that he has not always been the most consistent hitter during his 10-year career…”

It appears that Clint’s defensive gifts are second only to his gift for understatement.

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By: NorCal Buc http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27604 Mon, 20 May 2013 13:44:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27604 I’m on record as saying that Bames MUST start for his defense. CLint would’ve reached that seeing eye hit in Sat’s 8th inning, that drove in H’s tying run.

Mercer does not reach balls beyond what he can glove. Barmes would have “dove and smothered” for a force out at 2nd. I was pained to watch Jordy Mercer flail at that grounder.

Were Mercer to start games, I would insert Barmes into those games in the 7th inning.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/barmes-makes-adjustment-improves-at-the-plate.html#comment-27602 Mon, 20 May 2013 11:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54061#comment-27602 If he can keep his average around .250, he can be a very valuable piece.

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