Comments on: Pirates Interested in Hunter Pence, But Giants Unlikely to Trade Him http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: BostonsCommon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31780 Sun, 21 Jul 2013 04:37:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31780 You would have to think that Pence would finally be cost efficient, in terms of prospects. Even compared to rios. For the past couple of seasons Pence would have require Taillon/Cole plus another 2 out of the top ten prospects… I bet he could be had now for clay Holmes straight up.

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By: gwbicster http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31763 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 19:51:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31763 The Giants have to be overwhelmed because they leaked this story to Heyman, to drive up the bidding on Pence. That’s how it works this time of year.

I’d prefer him to Rios, contractually and otherwise.

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By: rburgh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31761 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 18:16:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31761 Really? You would be happy with the last remaining year of Hunter Pence in RF and Starling Marte in the city by the bay?

That being said, are the Giants really going to pass on Travis Snider and Stolmy Pimentel for the last 2 months of this incarnation of Pence? LH bats play well in their park, unlike RH bats. And if Snider doesn’t work out, they can always sign Pence back. Hell, they can do that if he does work out, too.

A comp pick last year was worth Gaby Sanchez, more or less. So they get a couple of ML ready players for the potential to lose an upcoming comp pick – They need to start putting a rotation together, and Pimentel looks like someone that is worth a shot.

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By: Arkadin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31760 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:52:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31760 Should have traded for Pence last year…

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By: jaygray007 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31759 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:49:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31759 You can truly set a calendar based on the frequency of Hunter Pence’s name showing up in my twitter feed. It’s like clockwork haha.

I have a theory that if his name was John Smith and didn’t look like a baby deer learning to walk (appearing ‘scrappy’), pirate fans would not have been so fixated on him the past 3 seasons.

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By: Ecbucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31758 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:48:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31758 I agree with Thom Kay that the Giants want to keep Pence. That makes him worth more than the compensation pick.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31757 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:39:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31757 Giants may want to sign Pence in the offseason, and that’s much easier to do if they don’t trade him.

Pence is a really complete player. Solid fielder, good baserunner, hits both righties and lefties.

For the right price, I would love to get him.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31755 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:32:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31755 I don’t think that was Heyman. The only thing he said was to clarify that Rios was pulled for a lack of hustle.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-interested-in-hunter-pence-but-giants-unlikely-to-trade-him.html#comment-31752 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:20:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60969#comment-31752 MLB ” expert ” Jon Heyman had Alex Rios just about ready to pull on the Black and Gold yesterday,didn’t he ? Before he got pulled from the game for a half hearted effort on a ball that is.

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