Comments for Pirates Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals by rickster http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/edinson-volquez-agrees-to-deal-with-royals.html#comment-73239 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91422#comment-73239 Good to know nmr, thanks for the info.. would it be true that if a pitcher owns one good breaking pitch, a second brraking pitch such as the knuckle curve can be taught? Given that the pitcher has the ability to spin the ball

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by FrankRestly http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73238 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73238 As I recall, Houston was paying a good portion of Wandy’s contract for that year – $5.5 million of $13 million owed.

Nonetheless, arthritis seems like an easy diagnosis on a team physical. San Diego picked up on it for Matt Kemp.

I am not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be one. But won’t a major league level physical reveal degenerative bone diseases? I am curious how the Pirates medical examiners missed out on that one.

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by FrankRestly http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73236 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73236 Lukas,

See Snider / Kingham for Rodriguez / VS proposed trade below. If Snider is part of the trade, then VS gets those extra ABs. In return, the Pirates get another left handed arm in the bullpen. As NMR mentioned, Lambo becomes the left handed option off the bench.

Also, Pedro (good, bad, or otherwise) is likely gone in two years (Scott Boras client). Why not get a guy like Van Slyke who crushes lefties and has passable numbers vs. righties?

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Comment on Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/edinson-volquez-agrees-to-deal-with-royals.html#comment-73235 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91422#comment-73235 So you dont think that strikeouts at all raise pitch counts? Because the above information doesnt refute that.

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73234 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73234 I would actually hope that is the case. Find an okay trade option or let him go, as they have 5 guys that are better and him not fitting into the bullpen makes him a no go. Liriano-Cole-Taillon-Morton-Kingham are all better options off the top of my head, leaving plenty of guys for depth.

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73233 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73233 The market really didnt favor them finding a high upside guy for cheap. AJ might not be a potential TOR arm, but his upside is still a very good 3 man. For a team with a set 1-2, that is fine.

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73232 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73232 That is absolutely a fair point, but even with the hip turn he could still gain at least 1-2 mph as is by knowing he only has to throw one inning.

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by Lukas Sutton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73231 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73231 The problem is, you dont know when a guy like Harrison is going to explode and they wont bench Pedro for VS without Pedro being basically useless. VS wont get 250-300 because Snider is the backup OFer and Pedro is alive. Even if they move Snider, Cutch and Marte wont sit more than 5 games each barring injury. As the roster sits now, VS gets 0 OF playing time and about 1/4th time at 1B if that. VS is a solid option, but they will want a good return in prospects and a future 3-4 rotation option with all of his years of control left isnt worth the “maybe” that is VS breaking into 3 WAR territory.

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by FrankRestly http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73230 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73230 I think that no major injuries puts Burnett in the select few. Name the last pitcher that pitched a career high in innings and starts past age 35.

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Comment on First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year by FrankRestly http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/12/first-pitch-a-different-and-easier-approach-to-the-pitching-staff-this-year.html#comment-73229 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=91427#comment-73229 One thing I have wondered is why more umpires are plunked. A 95-96 MPH fastball to the face mask still hurts like hell. Instead of bitching to the ump about bad ball / strike calls send that fastball shoulder high and the catcher just got crossed up on that pitch.

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