Comments on: Pirates Had a Scout Watching Matt Garza http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:47:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: stullsy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-31836 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 05:33:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-31836 I heard that they’re also looking at Rios and possibly Rameriz from the White Sox. I actually hope they don’t end up going that way and giving up Polanco. I think Garza would be a good pick up, yes I know he’s a rental, but with the way he has been performing as of late, that would make the rotation strong, and they can’t count on Wandy for the rest of the season with this injury. I think they could get Garza without giving up Polanco… I don’t think they can do that for Rios.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30857 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:27:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30857 Jeremy : Olt apparently was having some kind of problem with his sight and had to have a proceedure of some sort or another.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30856 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:25:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30856 I agree with Lee and yourself Sticky about a hitter being a higher priority,but after watching Stolmy the first half of this season in Altoona,I am not so sure I would want the Bucs postseason riding on his arm .

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By: Operation Shutdown http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30855 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:02:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30855 Seems more likely that they would end up with Schierholtz rather than Garza by August 1st.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30854 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:38:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30854 My question was whether or not he exercises his 2014 option. I’m guessing this depends on how the rest of 2013 plays out. I would do a one year $12 million deal for AJ if he was up for it. Of course it’s not my money.

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30853 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:26:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30853 Wierd. Jeff Clement was ranked #42 by BA in 2008 when Clement was 24 years old.
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Top 100 rankings are kinda of a hit or miss who’s who of all stars, good players, average everyday players, bench riders and AAAA busts. Most at least turn out to be average everyday players for at least a few years.
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I kind of feel like Olt is going to fall into the AAAA bust but maybe his ceiling is an average everyday player. Similar to Jeff Clement.
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Hanson on the other hand has the potential still to be a hit and make it as an all star or maybe a good player. It’s possible he could be a bust, but it will be 3 maybe 4 years before that notion enters our minds..

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30852 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:26:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30852 BA has Olt at #44 in their just released updated top 50. For perspective, Hanson is #39.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/midseason-prospect-update-top-50-prospects/

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30851 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:12:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30851 I’ll agree with Jeremy. 13 mill is big bucks. I doubt he could get much more than that even for a 2-year deal, considering his injuries the last couple of years. He’ll take the option.

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30850 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:02:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30850 Mike Olt: Hasn’t he lost some of his top prospect luster? He’s 24 years old and hasn’t hit well at the ML and AAA levels (yet). Olt kind of reminds me of a Jerry Sands or Jeff Clement (actually Sands and Clement at least could hit well in AAA).
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Olt for Garza straight up would be like the Pirates offering Lambo for Garaza straight up. (well assuming this year is legit for Lambo).

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By: JRIcentral http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-had-a-scout-watching-matt-garza.html#comment-30849 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:02:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59998#comment-30849 Agree with both…
Pirates might go as high as $12M for AJ. But some big spender mighty go higher than that!

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