Comments on: Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock From Nationals http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-31023 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:30:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-31023 I would think of Ramirez and Rios as updgrades over Inge and Snider. In that case I would definetly trade for them. The thing is, I wouldn’t give up top 10 prospects to get them, which is probably what the Sox would want (which IMO is too much).
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I’d be willing to trade 3 or 4 of the following players, Lambo, Welker, Pimentel, Dodson, De Jesus, Barnes and perhaps one or two of Snider, Barmes and Inge.
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Realistically, the Sox would probably want Polanco or Taillon which would mean such a trade should/would never happen.

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By: Nathan Swartz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30926 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:41:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30926 I’m open to other options.
Such as…?

Lambo?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30922 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:23:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30922 I wouldn’t give up any of our Top 10 guys. Maybe Barnes and a Zack Dodson/Duke Welker combo?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30921 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:21:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30921 Why would we want them?

Alexei Ramirez is 31 and has an OPS of .656 (Jordy, even tho slumping is at .719).

Even after last night’s 6 for 6, Rios, who is 32 has a bad contract.

There’s a reason Jim Bowden is an EX-GM. lol

Foo

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30919 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:54:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30919 White Sox reportedly want MLB ready prospects for Rios and Ramirez. Not saying it would take them but potential MLB ready players for the Pirates are Tony Sanchez, Andrew Lambo, Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Duke Welker, and Victor Black.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30918 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:57:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30918 Umm, no we cannot ignore Mercer’s first month and a half because he’s had a bad week and a half. Dude’s still got a .721 OPS which would put him 7th among ML SSs if he had enough PAs, while playing decent D. I’d love to hear exactly how the Bucs are going to acquire one of the guys ahead of him. The only SS in the league that hits Con-sis-tant-ly is Hanley Ramirez, as long as you don’t count April, June, July or September of last year.

Incidently, Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 21 from June 7 – 12, but strangely enough, the Tigers didn’t give up on him and he’s done OK since.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30917 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:34:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30917 “They have a history of holding on to veteran utility infielders that no one else wants”
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Does that include John McDonald, who at least 2 other teams want since he’s been with Cleveland & Philly since leaving? And don’t look now, but he’s hitting .500 & slugging 1.000 for Philly. OK, tongue firmly in cheek there, as it’s only 4 ABs. And he was way worse and older than Inge.
There must be something to these versatile veterans, even if they don’t hit well in their 20 ABs a month.

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By: Nathan Swartz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30915 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:05:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30915 What would it take to land:
1. Alex Rios
2. Alexei Ramirez
3. Both

I’m tired of Walker getting hurt. Have Mercer play either SS or 2B and go after either Ramirez or Beckham.

Are any of the trades doable without anyone above or including Glasnow and Kingham?

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By: kidic56 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30913 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:55:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30913 Can we please say now, without hesitation, that the Mercer experiment is a failure also? I mean, c’mon, batting .130 in July? ( 3-23) And batting .148 (4-27) since June 29th? People may spew venom toward Inge and Barnes, but we desperately need a SS that can hit Con-sis-tant-ly. None, and I do mean, NONE of the 3 I’ve mentioned are up to the task.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-acquire-brian-bocock-from-nationals.html#comment-30904 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:58:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60084#comment-30904 Gift is on leave due to a family situation.

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