Comments on: Minor Moves: Vic Black Activated From the Indianapolis DL http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-30053 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:37:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-30053 Tim : earlier this Spring I was of the opinion that Gift Ngoepe would never hit nearly enough to play in MLB. But the more I watch him,I do think he could possibly be a ” late arrival “,if you know what I mean. When he does get the bat on the ball,he is a line drive hitter with some gap power . He just appears like he is behind in his baseball education.I think he needs a ton of ABs over the next few seasons to overcome his non contact problems if they have the time and inclination.He sure has the speed and hands to play,and his arm at SS dioesn’t appear to me to be lacking either. I would be interested to see what you think of his future.

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-30032 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:23:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-30032 Nobody, but I feel like clubs get stuck giving players multiple chances they don’t deserve because a player was traded for or signed via free agency and a GM attempts to prove he made the right choice by bringing the player into their system. James is just depth, not quality depth at this point.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-30012 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-30012 Who is saying the Dotel trade isn’t a success?

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-30010 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:16:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-30010 I say you consider the Dotel trade a success at this point. McDonald was a serviceable to good starting pitcher for what? 2 years? And we still have Lambo who looks like he may have once again found his stroke. Cut your loses and DFA McDonald. Cole deserves to be in the majors, I can’t say that for McDonald.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-30002 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:43:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-30002 The only guys with options left are Wilson, Morris and Watson and I think adding J Mac to the team and sending one of those guys down is A) going to hurt the team and B) not going to happen. I just don’t see how he makes the team barring an injury or three.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-30000 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:34:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-30000 Thanks Fred. Nice work.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-29998 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:31:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-29998 deacs – I don’t have time to check right now but the player pages on this site have options listedfor each player. Just one more reason this site is awesome and Pirates fans are the most educated fans of any mlb team.

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By: jon6er http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-29995 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:06:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-29995 Jmac doesn’t have any options left. He can be claimed on waivers if he isn’t put back on the active roster after dl time is up.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-29991 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:18:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-29991 This is for anyone out there – who in our pen does have options remaining?

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/minor-moves-vic-black-activated-from-the-indianapolis-dl.html#comment-29990 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:17:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58304#comment-29990 I could defend sending Cole down to keep Morton up if Morton’s performing. But I don’t think I could defend sending Morris back to AAA to clear a spot for J Mac just because Morris has options and you want to see what J Mac has left in the tank. Any shot whatsoever James McDonald clears waivers?

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