Comments on: Minor Moves: Thornton Added to Indy, Waldrop to the DL http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28285 Fri, 31 May 2013 21:21:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28285 If you’re going to go by who the BJays select off of waivers and DFA, we’re going to be here a while :-)

You can’t really give the FO a free pass on losing those guys, because it was unnecessary. At best estimates at the end of March, Morton might be able to get thru rehab and come back a few days short of the end of May (to do what, I’m not sure). You lose the rights to those guys for THAT, when you simply didn’t have to?

Just a bad, indefensible call at the time (one of several as you know; hopefully, they’re learning from their mistakes lately)

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By: David Lewis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28284 Fri, 31 May 2013 20:58:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28284 You mean Clint Robinson who has been again DFA’d by the Jays, and Hunter Strickland who is a 24-YO in A+? That Clint Robinson and/or Hunter Strickland?

Weighed against the ability to bring Morton back a few weeks earlier if his recovery had progressed faster, that’s a decision I’ll give the FO a pass on.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28283 Fri, 31 May 2013 20:51:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28283 Well, what “mattered” about putting Morton on the 60-day now – instead of at the end of ST, when they already knew he’d be out at least 60 days – is that they lost Clint Robinson and/or Hunter Strickland solely because they blew that decision.

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By: Stephen Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28282 Fri, 31 May 2013 20:39:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28282 Just a guess, but could be the end for either Contreras or Old McDonald. I used to think Zagurski could be traded, but he hasn’t pitched.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28281 Fri, 31 May 2013 20:30:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28281 Gotta hand it to this bunch. They sure know how to juggle the 40 man and 25 man roster with the use of the DL.

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28280 Fri, 31 May 2013 20:28:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28280 I don’t think you can trade a player on the DL

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By: capirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28278 Fri, 31 May 2013 20:24:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28278 We heard a few weeks ago that scouts were looking at Welker and Black. Could one of them be traded even though struggling / on DL?

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By: David Lewis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28277 Fri, 31 May 2013 19:56:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28277 New strategy: Pitchers at every position!

Hey, it worked with utility infielders.

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28276 Fri, 31 May 2013 19:52:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28276 Only a guess, but Jared Hughes gets traded? Who else would anyone want at AAA that’s not hurt and on the 40 man roster?

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/minor-moves-a-third-pitcher-added-to-indianapolis.html#comment-28275 Fri, 31 May 2013 19:37:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55260#comment-28275 You thinking trade?

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