Comments on: First Pitch: The Pirates Need to Upgrade the Offense, and Right Field Stands Out http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Gary Martinelli Jr http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29713 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 04:49:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29713 I very well could be on an island here, but I think if Huntington offered Bell, Allie, and Snider (or Tabata), for Rios, he could probably get the Sox to cover at least half of Rios’ (approximate), $32M for the next 2.5 seasons. I’d have a hard time believing that any other player, including Stanton, would be that much better a player over the next 2.5 seasons than Rios.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29696 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:16:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29696 sorry about that, my computer went retarded for a minute. Actually Deacs- the thing with pedro is. He can hit leftys as long as they don’t throw over 95 and don’t have good breaking pitches or the balls to use them. No lefty is going to hit 100 MPH coming from a lefty so i’m not blaming him for those AB’s. And most lefty specialists, are going to either strike him out or walk him, and that’s reality. I think Pedro can hit lefty’s as starting pitchers that are 3-5 in the rotation and have good control. Pedro is realistically a player who needs to be benched when about 50-70% of lefties are on the mound, but never taken out early in the game (at a time where he may get another AB). If we followed that I think we’d be okay. Even more okay if we had someone other than inge to bat for him who is not exactly an upgrade. DFA Inge already, bring up Chase or Dejesus. I’d prefer Dejesus for his hitting ability and we aren’t hurting his development on the bench

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29694 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:10:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29694 Here is the issue with Alex Rios. Could someone pull up his stats year to year please. Okay, good. Now, i want you to calculate the Standard Deviation of all his important statistics. Basically, the guy is hit and miss……all the time. Every year you roll your dice to see if you get a .220 hitter with 10 homer or a .280 25 homer guy with 20 steals. No consistency, and he’s never played in the NL before. The last thing we need is a big trade that ends up a dud like Ludwick in 2011. We need someone we’d be reasonably sure would perform and Rios isn’t that guy. Morse would be more likely to NOT be a boat anchor, provides more power, is used to the NL, and has succeeded in a ballpark that’s big like it would be for him here in pittsburgh. We’ve tried to get Willingham 27 times before, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we tried again, he fits into what we’ve done the last few years, he has NL experience and some success here, but I’m not sure he’s better than a right handed platoon option either honestly at this point in his career

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By: Monsoon Harvard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29692 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:03:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29692 I say that Walker is glaring weak spot. He just hasn’t become the hitter they’d hoped they had. I like the guy and all, but this position in the lineup could be so much better hitting-wise.
Still, I’d upgrade right field too, if they could get a steady 20 homer/ 35 doubles/ .280 avg or better hitter.

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By: Bob Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29691 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:02:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29691 I know his issues before somebody says it. Im not wanting him to date my daughter just drive in runs.

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By: Bob Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29689 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:52:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29689 One move I wouldn’t mind seeing a kind of under radar that could pay off would be for marlon byrd. Ops over .800 35 free agent after this year and cheap rt fielder only makes 700k. And mets are terrible shouldnt. Cost much. Not a blockbuster but a bat thay helps

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By: finner68 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29666 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:05:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29666 After reading Buster and Tim’s comments, I can’t wait to get a chance to see Polanco play. He wasn’t with Altoona when I watched them earlier this year.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29656 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:22:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29656 I agree. After Pedro’s big double today I think we can put the Pedro can’t hit lefties talk to bed………………..ok fine. Sometimes him and Jones look drunk and tired against lefties. I’m just excited about the double.

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By: westonian420 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29653 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:43:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29653 Third base needs to be under the “no upgrade needed” category. If you combined Mercer and Barmes you might have a descent player but as is shortstop is the most obvious upgrade needed

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/first-pitch-the-pirates-need-to-upgrade-the-offense-and-right-field-stands-out.html#comment-29638 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:00:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57863#comment-29638 I wonder if Reds fans are complaining about how their hitters made Morton and Locke look like Cy Young the last 2 days?

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