Comments on: Pirates Locke Down and Shut Out Dodgers 3-0 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-locke-down-and-shut-out-dodgers-3-0.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Matt Christine http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-locke-down-and-shut-out-dodgers-3-0.html#comment-29266 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:31:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57413#comment-29266 I actually think Barmes’ days of being a starter are (finally) coming to an end. No amount of defense can make up for an OPS that low, not even at SS.

Great stuff as always, James. It’s nice to know that while Locke certainly won’t continue at this pace, he clearly has the tools to be a valuable starter in our rotation for years to come even with the arrivals of Cole, Taillon, and eventually other impact arms.

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By: skliesen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-locke-down-and-shut-out-dodgers-3-0.html#comment-29260 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:30:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57413#comment-29260 The Pirates have the lowest OPS in all of MLB by those playing RF and SS. I understand why CH keeps trotting Barmes out there nearly every day. I may not agree with it, but I understand it. What I don’t get is why they don’t address a glaring problem in RF!

Since I’m a solution oriented guy, let me suggest NH call the White Sox and find out what it’ll take to pry Alex Rios away. The minor-league system is deep enough to trade away a valuable piece or two for this type of impact RH bat! Let’s go NH, make it happen!

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By: Robert S. Myers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-locke-down-and-shut-out-dodgers-3-0.html#comment-29252 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:15:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57413#comment-29252 I dont care, it was a dumb move to pull him at that time. I understand Mark and Jason needed work, but if it aint broke, dont fix it. More times then not that will backfire.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-locke-down-and-shut-out-dodgers-3-0.html#comment-29245 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:59:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57413#comment-29245 I was dumbstruck when Locke was removed, but (groan), ‘the book is the book’.
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The Dodgers had to happier than a witch in a broom factory (sorry Geico) when Locke was pulled.
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