Comments on: P3 Episode 10: More Stanton Talk and Should Polanco Be Called Up This Year? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: NorCal Buc http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-30172 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:58:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-30172 Tim, I’ll suggest something from Bach, or else “Blue in Green” from Miles Davis and Cannonball, along with John Coletrain

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By: Cato the Elder http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29916 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:56:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29916 Tom Bragg at 10:45 “if the pirates are serious about this, and we have no reason to think they are not, they have to just reach for the stars and go for it now or it might never happen.”

Tom Bragg at 20:23 “if I’m the Pirates I’d much rather roll the dice on getting into the tournament, getting into the playoffs this year (you chime in with an emphatic “right”) with what you know you you’re going to get rather than hope next year, 2015, 2016, 2017 that these guys we are bringing along will develop into those types of players”

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By: PirateTom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29915 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:56:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29915 Flat out, we could just as easily be talking about “What could Stanton have been had he had a healthy career” when he’s all said and done as we could him being a hall of famer. A roll of the dice. I’d rather take my chance with the MANY dice we have in the minors as I would the one we’d have to roll on Stanton. Especially when we are only a year away if that on seeing our riggt field greatly improved when Polanco gets here, who is projected to be a right fielder with power(and can steal bases as well).

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By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29913 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:59:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29913 All right, fair enough. I’ve read your elaborate piece on this question/trade too, but I just have come to the conclusion that the Pirates would most probably have to overpay with top prospects in order to get Stanton.
Also I’ll admit I’m a big advocate of our farm system and I’m excited about every single prospect who makes it through the ranks and starts agame for the first team, just like Tony Sanchez today.

Hence my somewhat irrational reluctance to trade away our top prospects as it took us a long time and a lot of work to get the system up to its current standard. I’m also quite apprehensive when it comes to trades as rarely the Pirates seem to come out of it as winners like when we traded Hanrahan away.

Overall I consider the risk very high trading for Stanton.
Like I said: Other guys may be able to help us upgrading our RF options without having to part with Taillon, Polanco and Sanchez.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29912 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:34:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29912 If you are talking to me,I have been paying close attention to MLB for a hell of a lot longer than you ! If you want to be condescending to me,forget it .I will be done with your work forever. You sir,are not as intelligent you might think you are.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29911 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:30:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29911 I thought my point was pretty clear cut James,good lord ! But I will try again : If you,and other like thinking folks out there think that any of the prospects are ” lottery tickets ” , just what do you think the Marlins orginization is thinking about them ? Probably that they are the same ” lottery tix ” you call them maybe ? So,they are going to say,no,no ,not ever,unless we get someone else above average,but maybe not a ” future HOFer ” ( not my description ). But,you could say Andrew McCutchen and Taillon,plus maybe a B or C grade pitching prospect. What guys like you want is to have it both ways. Call him this tremedous,generational talent,call your prospects ” lottery tix ” that you can afford to give up,but expect the Marlins to take them for a bonafide star. That isn’t going to happen. Is that clear ? If not, I don’t know how to state it any other way.

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By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29910 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:28:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29910 Well that is different, then. And you make a lot better points with your second comment (although “chemistry” basically just means “they’re winning so the guys are happy”). You will get a lot further with me using more intellectual honesty than “a guy who is hitting .254 at the moment.” C’mon, you are better than that :)

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By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29909 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:07:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29909 Of course I know there are many other stats to consider other than batting average when evaluating players like Stanton.
All things considered though (Stanton’s injury issues, us giving up at least three top prospects like Taillon, Polanco and Sanchez) I just don’t get all that hype about Stanton and the desire some Pirates fans are displaying to sign Stanton at almost all costs.

We can find a RF upgrade without selling the farm in the process.
We have a jolly nice team with great chemistry as it is, with our farm system it will only get better in the coming years.
There are many RF options we could pursue, right fielders who will help us in our pennant race, but who will allow us to keep Taillon, Polanco and Sanchez.

We are in a position of strength here, we should decide which players we can afford to trade.

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By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29908 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:01:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29908 And I address a lot of your objections in the article: http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html

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By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/p3-episode-10-more-stanton-talk-and-should-polanco-be-called-up-this-year.html#comment-29907 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:46:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=58154#comment-29907 “be all in,” “reach for the stars,” “if not this, then never.” Who is saying these things?

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