Comments on: Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tom Shock Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:22:28 +0000 Yes, they will find someone to fill Harrisons role.
He may be part of a trade package, which would be good for all parties.

By: Tom Shock Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:14:44 +0000 Harrison is only going to be around for another few days. They are probably going to start shaping the somewhat final roster , before the Cardinals series begins.
They need some POWER off this bench, and i am sure NH realizes this.
Inge was and is terrible as a Pirate.
I for 1 , will not miss him a bit.
At least with Harrison, there is a chance he can actually get some contact and either drive the ball into the gap, or beat one out with his legs.
Inge couldn’t do either of those things.
Actually the only thing Inge did well with the bat, was pop up to 1st or 2nd base, or swing it 3 times(sometimes 1x) and not make contact.
This is a small step, that this team may be truly serious, when they say “best 25″ are on the team.
Surely , their are at least 4 or 5 guys at AAA i would rather see at the plate, then Inge, in any situation.
Presley, Pie, Lambo, Kanzler, Sanchez, Hague are 6 right there!.
Just retire Inge, no one is looking for a 180 hitter with a good sense of humor.

By: 2013orbust Wed, 24 Jul 2013 02:34:31 +0000 I would go with “Back in Black”

By: Y2JGQ2 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:48:53 +0000 Haha- my bad guys and James!. I didn’t think would automatically default to spring training during the season. I eat my words!

By: Y2JGQ2 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:45:44 +0000 I completely agree and I think De Jesus deserves a shot since he has hit all year and hasn’t had much of a chance at all with pittsburgh. we know what we have with harrison and we can send him down unlike inge. problem is, de jesus isn’t on the 40 man. if he was, we would have seen him already

By: jg941 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:18:52 +0000 Maybe what you were getting at (maybe) is that if the roster gets better with Inge gone, it probably gets better yet with Harrison gone.

JHay’s been nothing but mediocre at the MLB level. I’d just as soon see DeJesus get a shot, although I know that requires a new 40-man spot.

By: Jeremy J Stein Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:16:04 +0000 Lol “air traveling over the fence”.
I agree, a lot of players are better than Inge, including Harrison even if Harrison isn’t exactly exciting.

By: justin14 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:46:44 +0000 Glad to see Harrison stay over Inge. I wonder if we are still going to go for an infielder at the deadline to replace Harrison though. Harrison might have only gained a couple days from this move.

By: csnumber23 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:35:38 +0000 I am so glad they called up V. Black over Hughes!! Hughes does not impress me and I don’t trust him at all. I’m anxious to see how Black looks.

Also, I can’t tell you how happy I am to see Inge finally get his pink slip!!

The Pirate’s management team are making the right moves in my opinion.

By: Rebel Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:16:44 +0000 Hilarious !! @ check your work. Congratulations to V Black!!!