Comments on: Polanco, Taillon Could Get Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Pirates Should Do It http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: MRJB22 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29774 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:42:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29774 Great article, well thought and and presented. I think a factor that not many are pointing out is that if/when Stanton gets to his walk year, we could always trade him for a haul of prospects and young major league guys – maybe not quite Taillon/Polanco/Sanchez level – but a good haul no doubt about it. Unless Stanton falls on his face, which I doubt.

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By: Mike Shutlock http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29755 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:35:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29755 As far as I’m concerned, JT is off the table. Period. Everyone else is fair game, but the Pirates need 2 legit aces at the front end of their rotation and haven’t had that in years. If we could get him with another combination of players, go for it, but JT MUST remain a Pirate

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By: pitwalker18 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29731 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:48:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29731 As we all saw with the Pens this year, making a big splash in the trade market is not a guarantee of a championship. I don’t care, There is no way that giving up Taillon is a good idea. Nick Kingham may never get past AAA. then you are depending on the Free Agent market to bolster your rotation that next year looks alot weaker if Burnett isn’t back and Rodriguez is gone. Not to mention if something happens to Russel Martin then we are relying on “The Fort” to be an everyday catcher. There goes your “No-Doubt Winner” status. I want the bucs to win more than anybody but don’t think that prospects don’t matter anymore just because we are close to the playoffs. The Ray’s wouldn’t make this trade and that is good enough for me. Polanco is probable the most expendable of the prospects listed. simply because there are many other high-end prospects in the system but Taillon, Snachez and Hansen should be untouchable. There are not enough SS with a bat in all the minor leagues to make a Hansen trade make sense.

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By: Robert S. Myers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29720 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:17:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29720 Steelers dont make trades, they draft well and play w the hand that is dealt.

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By: Robert S. Myers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29719 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:15:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29719 Adam Lind would be a good target. He is crushing rightys and has even been hitting lefties pretty good in few ab’s this year. Play him at 1st and move GI Jone to RF

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By: michaelbro8 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29718 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29718 I realize it’s a full season, and IMO it was more than a hot streak; they hit well for most of the year after a very slow start against some tough pitching (kinda like this year). What hurt them most last year was the failure at the end to pitch, due to injuries and an overworked bull pen. If that doesn’t happen this year (they do have more depth), the they’ll be fine – offense included.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29717 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:34:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29717 In case you didn’t realize, baseball is a 6 month season and even with that hot streak they finished the season near the bottom of every major statistical category. In short, the Pirates offense is poor even with the occasional hot streak thrown in.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29715 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:29:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29715 I’m wondering what might be available at first base also. It definitely isn’t a position of strength and Gaby Sanchez has no business starting any games. The Dodgers are stinking up the joint, what would it take to get an Adrian Gonzalez type player?

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By: Monkshot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29712 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 04:37:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29712 “at some point stockpiling prospects becomes a liability” Yeah, I read that in Sports Illustrated. The story was titled “The Dark Side of Stockpiling Talent”. Wild Action!

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By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/polanco-taillon-could-get-giancarlo-stanton-why-the-pirates-should-do-it.html#comment-29710 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 04:26:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57904#comment-29710 Y2JGQ2, it’s a good point. This is where scouting comes in, though. I didn’t get a chance to delve into this in the article, but the trade value chart is an estimate. The actual players can vary WILDLY from those numbers. So if you think you have the next Verlander or King Felix, that’s a lot more valuable than having the next Mark Trumbo or Troy Tulowitzki. If I recall, the draft category that has the highest rate of success is college hitters: they are already advanced bats and likely to contribute. But the “standard deviation” of college hitters is lower than the standard deviation of high school pitchers: that high school arm you draft could be a bust, but it could also hit the jackpot. So think of the trade value chart as more of a rough guide than it might appear.

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