Comments on: Pirates Aren’t Meeting the Cubs Demands For Outfielders http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32886 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:33:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32886 The big problem with Tabata is he has no power, the Pirates need someone that hits left handed pitching that has power besides McCutchen.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32871 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:59:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32871 Small sample size for Tabata this season. In his career he hits lefties better than righties.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32859 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:37:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32859 purns11 : did you not get the Mariners memo ? No trades,they think it is more important that their fans see a winning record this season. So,all of you Ibanez fans can stop right now !

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32829 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:39:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32829 Exactly. Less than 20% of your games are against LHSP. So you address the one glaring weakness (Snider) with a LH hitter (Schierholtz). Platoon Jones and Sanchez at 1B. As for a RF against a LHSP, Tabata has been effective against them in his career, so you can go with him or Harrison.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32825 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:22:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32825 When you see Sanchez starting against a right handed pitcher that is a problem, IMO, if I am the GM, I am going to address a problem like this one. I am out looking for a right handed hitter that can hit left handed pitching with some power, although PNC is a tough park for a right handed power hitter to succeed in, it is very easy to get the wrong guy, PNC is built for left handed power.

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By: CTBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32823 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:20:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32823 While getting a better option for RF to face RHPs would be a plus, it makes Tabata (reverse splits) and Snider redundant. Do we think Tabata will figure out hitting LHP to become the other side of a RF platoon? I don’t think it will happen. So would you trade either Snider (plus a low-level prospect) as a “change of scenery” guy to get one of the Cubs? Or Tabata? And, as others have pointed out, we still have a hole against LHPs.

I’d much rather get a Morse or Guzman (Pads) – a LHP thumper. Let Tabata keep getting the starts vs RHP.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32812 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:56:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32812 I agree Cato.

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By: BostonsCommon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32811 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:56:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32811 All points true. I’m just thinking from a player’s perspective. If my team is rolling and I can point to recent success against a guy, I’m probably feeling pretty confident going into the game. Especially with Locke on the mound…

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32810 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:55:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32810 The Pirates have played the 2nd least games against lefty starters I believe which is very fortunate for them…although they are 11-10 vs lefties. Still, that is probably mostly pitching related and we are just scratching by. A right handed corner bat that can do damage would be a huge bonus to the lineup especially vs lefties but they definitely need another good bat regardless…two good signs recently though is the play of Gabby Sanchez and Harrison. Those guys playing well has been a big bonus.

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By: Cato the Elder http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-in-on-nate-schierholtz-and-david-dejesus.html#comment-32809 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:54:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62117#comment-32809 If they can’t hit LHP, I don’t understand the interest.

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