Comments on: Pirates Are the “Team Du Jour” For Matt Garza http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:45:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: NickP http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31936 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:11:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31936 I would do it

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By: moose7195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31910 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:38:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31910 Thank goodness. Now the Pirates can focus on positions of need.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31908 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:24:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31908 Garza has been scratched from his start tonight. He is headed to Texas. I am glad NH did not allow the Cubbies to leverage him. Rangers probably traded more than the Pirates wanted to.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31872 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:41:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31872 As was stated in an earlier post here, fans of a particular club tend to set their hopes way too high. Taillon and Glasnow will NOT be traded, certainly not for a 2-month rental. Both have potential to be a #1 starter. Keep dreaming Cubs fans. Yeah, you guys got Aramis for nothing. Those days are long-gone.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31870 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:36:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31870 Pass!

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By: moose7195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31860 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:05:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31860 NH’s MO at the deadline has always been to avoid deals that trade rentals for high value prospects. The news that we are apparently the team du jour means that he’s either given up on his principles or the Cubs aren’t getting very much in return for Garza. So based on NH’s own words, guys like Bell, Kingham, Hanson, Glasnow should be unavailable.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31859 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:04:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31859 There’s no way you’d ever get a top 50 and a top 100 pitcher for a 2-month rental, I’m sorry. At least not from the Pirates.

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By: Brad Walor http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31844 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:50:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31844 Kingham will probably be up by next June if he continues this track and can be a very solid 3 in the big leagues for many years. Our top 4 prospects IMO are Polanco, Taillon, Glasnow, and Kingham. Then I put Hanson, Bell, Heredia, Meadows, McGuire, etc. whom even though two cannot be traded I’m not willing to give any of them up for Two months of Garza.

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By: Michael Caldwell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31838 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:26:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31838 I think you’re overvaluing your prospects. The Cubs are looking for a package somewhere close to what the Brewers got for Greinke. Garza is easily the best pitcher on the market. You either want to win or you don’t. Jim Hendry doesn’t run the Cubs anymore, and Epstein and Hoyer aren’t taking less than full market value. Also, most of the trade proposals on the site are coming from comments section. If you want to know who is actually being discussed, pay attention to Arguello and Loxas. Anything you see the big boys post or tweet, John and Tom will have already had a hold of hours before any major source repeats it.

Again, your top 4 prospects aren’t even being discussed. They’re off the table, but then you don’t need them to get it done. Depth does that for you. You can make a deal and still not hurt yourself in the long run. Anyone with any real baseball IQ can see that, and if that deal has you playing in late October, you’ll be most happy.

Remember, prospects are just prospects. They’re not proven commodities, and none of the prospects actually being discussed in this instance are going to help you win this year and probably not next year either.

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By: jaygray007 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-are-the-team-du-jour-for-matt-garza.html#comment-31835 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:31:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61072#comment-31835 I also say “assuming” way too much

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