Comments on: Trade Values: Kendrys Morales http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Dean Manifest http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31542 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:42:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31542 The added value is two-pronged when you make a trade like this: theoretically you might replace a 1.5 win everyday player with a 3.0 win everyday player, which in turn replaces what might be a replacement-level bench bat with that 1.5 win player (although that player is obviously no longer worth as much if he loses his everyday status). If this 1.5 win player gets the majority of his value from offense (ie he sucks at D) all the better.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31370 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 05:54:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31370 I’ve seen him mention McPherson and Holmes, so I would assume it might also mean guys, like Stolmy, Black, Irwin or Cumpton, who are at AA/AAA but profile as back of the rotation types (think Rudy Owens last year) or relievers, as well as young projectable guys in A ball (think Colton Cain last year) – beyond Holmes I’m not sure there is much in that group that’s desireable as guys like Sampson haven’t really performed so far and guys like Glasnow, Kingham, and Heredia are beyond C level prospects

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31367 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 03:23:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31367 So, Tim (or anyone)……who are the Grade C pitching prospects these days?

Current examples?

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By: buccobil http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31356 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:33:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31356 Free Giancarlo and don’t worry about first base! Gabby & G.I. would do just fine in the 7 hole.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31348 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:26:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31348 Thanks for doing this! I’ve been pushing Morales for awhile now (and I know most sabermetric folks will disagree) but it’s at least partially to do with his great history of above average performance with RISP, which is something this team really lacks across the board.

Another problem with the current 1B platoon is when it comes to PH, usually with Jones starting and then being removed because of a LH RP and replaced with Sanchez as a PH, who in turn is greatly neutralized when a RH RP is brought in to face him – thus further limiting our chances of late inning success by the 1B position. Morales being a competent hitter from both sides of the plate effectively means we have another position of strength in the lineup late in games.

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By: Vicente Barletta http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31345 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:43:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31345 I don´t care for Morales but the solution for this and the next 3 years at first base is right there in Seattle: Justin Smoak.
Look at his numers, the guy is figuring out MLB pitching, his OBP is going up, so is his power. I wish the Pirates had traded for him in the offseason like it was reported.

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By: jaygray007 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31344 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31344 get it done, Neal!

Sounds like it’d cost just a bit more than the old Derrick Lee trade. pushing both jones and sanchez actually gives the pirates a pretty formidable bench with good weapons against both right and left handed pitching.

even if Alex Rios is acquired, Morales should be explored as well. Go get that division title.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31341 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:50:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31341 Not exactly reassuring.

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By: Brian http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31336 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:41:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31336 The gain would be Morales over the bench player he replaces. Not Morales over Jones. Having Morales, Jones/Sanchez, or Tabata on the bench at the end of the game sounds a lot better to me than the Pirates current situation.

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By: buccofever http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/trade-values-kendrys-morales.html#comment-31335 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:31:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60590#comment-31335 Enough with the platooning Alvarez talk. Not gonna happen, nor should it.

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