Comments for Pirates Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:29:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Andrew Lambo off to a hot start after return from thumb injury by Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/andrew-lambo-off-to-a-hot-start-after-return-from-thumb-injury.html#comment-57068 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84233#comment-57068 They either changed it in 2011 or 2012. We made the switch in the Prospect Guide a year later. I’m pretty sure we started that for the 2013 book.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by Andy Prough http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57067 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57067 He doesn’t suck. He’s battling through injury which isn’t going to get any better this season. With all that plus playing for a miserably bad team, he’s actually done as well as you could expect under the circumstances.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by pilbobuggins http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57066 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57066 He has more homers and rbis than davis and gabby combined, if the phillies are going to eat almost all of his salary I say take a flyer with very little risk and at worst you have a power threat on the bench,at best you have a guy who has been down the post season road many times and may just wind up being the guy who carries the pirates there. Is he a long term solution, no he is not,he is a veteran presence that the pirates could use for a playoff push. And all for a pittance which is right up the pirates front office alley.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by pilbobuggins http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57065 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57065 It’s not what I would do, l’m simply basing my analysis on what the pirates front office track record has been I.e. not ponying up the prospects or cash for top quality arms or bats that don’t come from their own farm ( martin being the lone overpay) I’m just pointing out that the pirates seem to go after players other teams don’t want and are willing to pay a large portion of the players salary. Do I think they can and should do better, sure I do,it just does not fit the pirates recent m.o. when making deals.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by S Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57064 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57064 But Howard ISN’T out-hitting Davis. Or Gaby. Or Travis Ishikawa. And he plays in one of the hitter-friendliest parks in the NL.

The guy is done. He is the Matt Morris of position players.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by S Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57063 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57063 That was the one start out of his last 9 that wasn’t a quality start.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57062 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57062 By best option, you mean option that doesnt cost any good prospects and will not be a huge money cost either and doesnt absolutely suck in every game. To get an actual mid-top rotation arm, you gotta pay something (especially at the deadline when prices are higher). It says something when we say “man, AJ comes cheap!” about how he is performing this year. AJ doesnt actually help us improve our rotation apart from maybe, and its close, being slightly better than our 5th best pitcher. 37 year old with a hernia who is barely outpitching Volquez most nights isnt a “best fit”.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by S Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57061 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57061 Initially, Eddie. But I have very little faith that Cole will make it through the rest of the season unscathed. This team is going to need six starters, and Burnett – especially the way he’s pitching now – is a safer bet than Cumpton, Worley and, most likely, Volquez.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57060 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57060 Nothing statistically shows AJ pitching like a mid-rotation guy this year for a team trying to contend. Even on our current team he is, again statistically, worse than Liriano, Cole, Morton and Worley. At best he is our 5 guy. Strong number 3 for a team not winning.

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Comment on Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/pirates-dont-seem-to-like-a-j-burnetts-2015-salary.html#comment-57059 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=84467#comment-57059 Gave up 6 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings the previous start. Didnt seem to be working super well during that start. Sure seems like a guy who has 2 poor starts, 1-2 good starts and 1 “meh” start a month. Like Volquez, but overpaid.

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