Comments on: Pirates Make Reid and Hughes Official, Option Presley, Irwin to 60-Day DL http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28473 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:40:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28473 Huntington has always held onto these veterans no one else wants – McDonald, Zagurski. Brandon Inge was below .200 in the minors, so they promoted him to the Pirates. He shows a whopping .211 BA and .237 Slg %. Expect Jerry Sands to be promoted at some point. Why? Because he is a scrapheap veteran picked up by NH. No other reason.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28472 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:31:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28472 For awhile it looked like the Pirates had abandoned their tendency to hold onto aging veterans that couldn’t play. But now they have reverted by keeping McDonald and Zagurski, while younger better players languish in the minors, or are recalled, then sent down pretty much once a week.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28453 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 01:56:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28453 well, not much has gone right for the Pirates since the 4th inning tonight, but how many more appearances does Zagurski get before enough is enough… only looks like you’d throw him in a blowout, we have LHP depth in the bullpen, and his control is horrendous which prevents him from having the length you need if you just need him to eat innings in a blowout

DFA him please

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28424 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:27:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28424 I like Presley but he had his opportunity last year and did very little with it. I would much rather see him be in AAA as outfield depth than playing for another team. How many options does Presley have left anyways?

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By: krinks35 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28420 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:47:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28420 Presley has earned his shot, which is more than I can say for others on their roster. If they don’t like him, they should be fair and ship him to somewhere like Houston or Florida and stop burying him in AAA.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28415 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:28:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28415 Maybe they are trying to help McDonald get thru his rehab before they cut the cord. This way if by some chance another teams wants him, he has a better shot at making a roster versus being on the shelf hurt. Just guessing. I have no idea.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28413 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:23:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28413 Sure you can, you will have to pay him his full salary either way since MLB contracts are guaranteed.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28402 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:27:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28402 Tim – since Irwin went on the DL while he was at Indy, does this mean that he is now on the MLB DL for at least another 60 days, starting now? Fairly expensive work-around – gonna cost them about $150-$200K more to have Irwin on the MLB DL, I believe.

Makes me increasingly worried/disturbed that they just can’t pull the most obvious trigger on the team – DFA John McDonald. With Mercer, Barmes and now d’Arnaud back, along with DeJesus in the wings, what possible place does this guy have on the MLB team? Is it just to save face at this point, so they don’t have to just cut him?

Gotta cut these kinds of “assets” loose if you wanna contend with the big boys, IMO.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28401 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:15:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28401 you cant just release a player who is on the DL.

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By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-make-reid-and-hughes-official-option-presley-irwin-to-60-day-dl.html#comment-28399 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:59:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=55735#comment-28399 Does Mcdonald have pictures on Huntington? No reason to not just release that guy. NO ONE will pick a 120 hitter with no range.

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