Comments for Pirates Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on Brandon Cumpton to Visit Dr. James Andrews Next Week by NMR http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/brandon-cumpton-to-visit-dr-james-andrews-next-week.html#comment-80842 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95057#comment-80842 Ah, many thanks, Tim. I should’ve known better than to think I understood the option business.

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Comment on Brandon Cumpton to Visit Dr. James Andrews Next Week by Lee Foo Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/brandon-cumpton-to-visit-dr-james-andrews-next-week.html#comment-80841 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95057#comment-80841 players get hurt every year….

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Comment on Brandon Cumpton to Visit Dr. James Andrews Next Week by Lee Foo Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/brandon-cumpton-to-visit-dr-james-andrews-next-week.html#comment-80840 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95057#comment-80840 Speaking of injured players, whatever happened to “McFearsome”?

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Comment on The Details of Jose Tabata’s New Swing by Joe W. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/the-details-of-jose-tabatas-new-swing.html#comment-80839 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95016#comment-80839 When Kang was signed there where (are) two big questions. First can he handle the transition to the MLB and his defensive skills. He may not cut it as an infielder in the MLB.

Harrison is not an out fielder. He is an Infielder by trade and is the starting third basemen as of now. Mercer is the starting Shortstop and Walker is the starting second basemen. the only question in the outfield is if Polanco can rebound back and handle MLB pitching.

If Kang hits he will be on the field where every they can put him at those positions. Filling in for who ever is slumping injured or just a day off. Maybe it is the Out field maybe its third. but if he is on the 25 man, they are going to get him as many at bats as they can to see what he can do.

If Kang doesn’t hit then hey will use him at positions he is more comfortable with (2nd,SS,3rd).

This all assumes he makes it out of spring training :-D

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Comment on Brandon Cumpton to Visit Dr. James Andrews Next Week by Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/brandon-cumpton-to-visit-dr-james-andrews-next-week.html#comment-80838 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95057#comment-80838 He has an option remaining this year. He won’t be using it, since he’ll likely spend the entire season on the 60-day DL. Unless the Pirates are able to option him to the minors as an injured player. I forget how that process works. I think there’s a certain date where you have to put a guy on the 60-day DL if he’s injured in camp.

Basically the Pirates would have to decide whether they want to use an option, or pay Cumpton a major league salary and give him a year of service time to preserve that option and depth for future years.

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Comment on First Pitch: The Andrew McCutchen Drawing in This Korean Cartoon Wins the Internet by Michael Shaeffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/first-pitch-the-andrew-mccutchen-drawing-in-this-korean-cartoon-wins-the-internet.html#comment-80837 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95039#comment-80837 This is amazing.

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Comment on Brandon Cumpton to Visit Dr. James Andrews Next Week by NMR http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/brandon-cumpton-to-visit-dr-james-andrews-next-week.html#comment-80836 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95057#comment-80836 Awful, awful timing for Cumpton. 2015 being his list option year, he’ll likely have to work his way back to the Major Leagues as a minor league free agent.

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Comment on Corey Hart Out a Few Days After Cutting His Foot in a Whirlpool by mike perry http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/corey-hart-out-a-few-days-after-cutting-his-foot-in-a-whirlpool.html#comment-80835 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95033#comment-80835 Rob rossi is a joke, read his penguin articles the guy just makes stuff up, the pittsburgh sport media in general is putrid

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Comment on Brandon Cumpton to Visit Dr. James Andrews Next Week by montemallin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/brandon-cumpton-to-visit-dr-james-andrews-next-week.html#comment-80834 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95057#comment-80834 sorry to see it. this guy always seemed to bring a lot of gumption, and always showed potential and grit. Hopeful for good news, and a swift and successful recovery

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Comment on First Pitch: The Andrew McCutchen Drawing in This Korean Cartoon Wins the Internet by NMR http://www.piratesprospects.com/2015/03/first-pitch-the-andrew-mccutchen-drawing-in-this-korean-cartoon-wins-the-internet.html#comment-80833 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=95039#comment-80833 Korea, man.

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