Comments on: Pirates Notebook: All Quiet with Trade Deadline Three Weeks Away http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-notebook-all-quiet-with-trade-deadline-three-weeks-away.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-notebook-all-quiet-with-trade-deadline-three-weeks-away.html#comment-31084 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:33:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60109#comment-31084 “Keep in mind the pitching WAR figures are defense independent and the Pirates appear to be a pitch-to-contact staff”

And pitch-to-contact pitchers can still be successful even if FIP undervalues them.

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-notebook-all-quiet-with-trade-deadline-three-weeks-away.html#comment-31009 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:46:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60109#comment-31009 I think most of the low WAR rating for the starting pitchers is due to the low innings pitched. For the most part, Pirates starters haven’t beeing pitching deep into games (typically going only 5 or 6 innings). Add in bad performances this year ffrom Jon Sanchez, James McDonald and Phil Irwin and you get only the 12th best starting rotation. If the Pirates would have had A.J., Wandy, Liriano, Locke and Gomez/Morton/Cole the whole year (healthy) then I bet the Pirates starting pitching WAR would probably be in the top 5.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-notebook-all-quiet-with-trade-deadline-three-weeks-away.html#comment-30964 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:17:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60109#comment-30964 So basically the entire reason our starters are even above average is the defense? I have a hard time buying that, though I certainly agree the defense has helped out. They’re saying if you put them in front of an average D, they become well below average rotation, almost bottom of the barrel? Color me skeptical.
They must really be pissed Locke hasn’t regressed like they knew he would, but has actually PROgressed from when they were dissing him.
And Jeanmar is at -0.1? What the hell does he have to do to actually be a positive force on the team, pitch 5 or 6 no hitters in a row?

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By: moose7195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-notebook-all-quiet-with-trade-deadline-three-weeks-away.html#comment-30936 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:59:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60109#comment-30936 Cmon Sanchez, you know the real reason Barmes is in Hurdle’s Circle of Trust. But seriously, chemistry might have to be a second priority when you look at the offensive production. The bench needs reorganized, and I don’t have faith in Tabata to continue this level of play in RF, but only time will tell

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By: vanderbilt http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-notebook-all-quiet-with-trade-deadline-three-weeks-away.html#comment-30929 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:52:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60109#comment-30929 Was Pedro 2 for 2 against a lefthander?

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-notebook-all-quiet-with-trade-deadline-three-weeks-away.html#comment-30927 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:10:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60109#comment-30927 That could be the understatement of the year stating that “We’ve got a number of individuals that probably haven’t met expectations”. I can only name 3 guys on the team that I would consider to be meeting offensive expectations, Marte, Alverez, and Martin. I know Cutch is batting .300+, but I definitely expected more out of him in the production/power department.

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