Comments on: First Pitch: Jason Grilli Is a Luxury, and the Bullpen Will Be Fine http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32024 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:28:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32024 Leadoff brings up a point I never thought of. Not so much Hurdles dependence on closers during an outing. But last year Grilli struggled after the first week of August. I believe his ERA was 5+. There were two game in particular against the Cubs at pnc he blew in mid September. He was on pace to eclipse his career high in appearances. If he ran into late season struggles Hurdle was going to stick with him regardless.

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By: Rebel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32023 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:27:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32023 V Black getting called up

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By: impliedi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32022 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:07:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32022 And Dan Plesac was a lefty, too, wasn’t he?

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By: impliedi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32021 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:05:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32021 And let’s not forget Billy Wagner, Randy Myers, Dave Righetti, Brian Fuentes and the Great Wild Thing Mitch Williams! (all in the top 50 all-time for saves).

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By: impliedi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32020 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:58:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32020 Aroldis Chapman

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By: BostonsCommon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32019 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:45:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32019 The whole point of having a dominant ‘pen is to use it to shorten the game. I know a guy like AJ won’t want to hear it, but if the Pirates are leading and he’s gone 5 and 1/3 and doesn’t have his best stuff, take him out and hand the ball of to the best bullpen in the majors. Look at their record when leading after 6, 7, and 8 and the numbers will speak for themselves. You hand that pen a lead, and your’e going to win the game.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32018 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:39:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32018 Actually it should just be the 25-man. I copied off of Wikipedia, which was wrong, and forgot to delete the 40-man part.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32017 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:04:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32017 Thanks for answering my question, but I’m not sure that is totally accurate. If a player is on the 40-man, but not on the ML 25 man roster (or the disabled/bereavement/suspended) by Aug. 31, I don’t think he is eligible for the post-season. Am I correct?

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32016 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:58:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32016 I feel really bad for Grilli. After all the years of struggling he has success like never before and bam at 36 it may be gone as quickly as it happened, for his sake I hope not, he is a guy you can root for compared to that phony in beer town.
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The bullpen may be alright without Grilli but I hope that NH can find some help for this offense without emptying the farm.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-jason-grilli-is-a-luxury-and-the-bullpen-will-be-fine.html#comment-32013 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:45:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61217#comment-32013 How about one of our own? Mike Gonzalez – 24 Saves in a row in 2006. Sean Burnett was not a Closer, but he was an excellent guy out of the bullpen for the Pirates, Washington, and ?.

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