Comments on: Reid Brignac Traded to the Yankees http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html#comment-27553 Sat, 18 May 2013 21:41:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53830#comment-27553 Brignac has some similarities to Brandon Wood statistically…that’s not a good thing. Brignac is a good defender…but there is no need to give up players or cash for a guy like this. Oh! John McDonald! That’s right! We already did it anyways. Glad we didn’t do it twice. Skynet is learning exponentially.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html#comment-27550 Sat, 18 May 2013 18:11:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53830#comment-27550 Nope, Zobrist was one of the group, but he’s about 5 years older than Brignac and is a switchhitter. But, I think he will be around again.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html#comment-27541 Sat, 18 May 2013 16:12:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53830#comment-27541 To me there is little difference between brignac and McDonald. Mercer does not need anymore minor league abs. I think people are under the impression that he is young or something. He turns 27 this August. No reason to let a guy that has a 0.8 WAR his first 100 AB sit in the minors. Mercer played almost 200 games at a major college program and has 500+ minor league games. He is a finished product. Time to let him be the main INF off the bench until July and see what happens. If it doesn’t work out we can make a deal for a hopeful playoff run…or maybe NH will bring a 300 pound Lenny Harris out of retirement.

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By: Kerry Writtenhouse http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html#comment-27540 Sat, 18 May 2013 16:05:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53830#comment-27540 You’re thinking of Ben Zobrist.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html#comment-27529 Sat, 18 May 2013 12:25:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53830#comment-27529 I say, bring him in and let Mercer get more ABs at AAA. We will need Mercer for 2014.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html#comment-27524 Sat, 18 May 2013 11:15:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53830#comment-27524 Tim: Why not? I liked him a lot a few years ago when he was playing SS, 2B, 3B, RF, and LF for the Rays. In 2010 he had an excellent year with 13 doubles and 7 HR’s in 300 AB’s and fielded well. Since then he has had little PT (only 70 AB’s combined in 2012 and 2013). Since I see Barmes leaving, and Jordy starting, we need an experienced backup with an excellent glove, and Brignac swings from the left side, so possibly even a rotation possibility, or a bench hitter. I think he is only 27, is trying to find another chance to stay in the majors, is only making $500K, and I think he is on a minor league contract. Again, in 2010 his batting WAR was 1.4 which Barmes has not gotten to in 2012 or 2013.

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-could-have-interest-in-reid-brignac.html#comment-27518 Sat, 18 May 2013 02:58:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53830#comment-27518 Why?

I’d rather they release McDonald, pass on this no-hit SS, and stick with Barmes and Mercer. Plus, D’Arnaud will soon be available if needed.

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