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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 02:39 pm
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Looks like they will be buyers on a few weeks. What will they be looking for?



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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 03:22 pm
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They need at least one more bat to be safe.  Doesn't need to be a HR hitter, but they do need to get another decent bat

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someone who can get on base is what they need



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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2012 03:39 am
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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2012 08:19 am
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Marte is coming up from AAA after the break, he's their top prospect and is basically another Andrew McCutchen with even more speed. I don't expect him to be lights out right from the start, but if he's anything close to advertised they won't need to sell the farm to get a decent bat. His main shortcoming seems to be not having enough patience at the plate, so if that's his biggest flaw I can deal with that.

Karstens looks like he's back in form after mowing down Houston for 8 innings. Hanrahan is starting to worry me, he seems to be trying to force things too much and his last 3 save chances have been way more nerve wracking than they should have been. If they can get a decent bat in a trade for him, they should do it in a heartbeat. Jason Grilli has had the exact same numbers (except for saves of course since he doesn't get the opportunities), and could step in and be a closer with no drop-off.



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sek69 wrote: Marte is coming up from AAA after the break, he's their top prospect and is basically another Andrew McCutchen with even more speed. I don't expect him to be lights out right from the start, but if he's anything close to advertised they won't need to sell the farm to get a decent bat. His main shortcoming seems to be not having enough patience at the plate, so if that's his biggest flaw I can deal with that.

Karstens looks like he's back in form after mowing down Houston for 8 innings. Hanrahan is starting to worry me, he seems to be trying to force things too much and his last 3 save chances have been way more nerve wracking than they should have been. If they can get a decent bat in a trade for him, they should do it in a heartbeat. Jason Grilli has had the exact same numbers (except for saves of course since he doesn't get the opportunities), and could step in and be a closer with no drop-off.

no I need Jason Grilli to stay in his set up role so I get holds in my fantasy baseball league. 



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 Posted: Sat Jul 14th, 2012 03:14 am
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Pirate first round pick from Stanford pitcher Mark Appel could not come to terms with the team and has decided to return to Stanford.

Tough break for thr Pirates.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 17th, 2012 01:26 am
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Reds 1B Joey Votto is going to be out 3-4 weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery. This should be a good time for the Pirates to put some distance between themselves and the Reds.

Edit: corrected a grammar error.

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The Pirates also lucked out in having 40% of their remaining schedule against the bottom four teams in the NL (Cubs, Astros, Rockies, Padres).



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Benlen wrote: Pirate first round pick from Stanford pitcher Mark Appel could not come to terms with the team and has decided to return to Stanford.

Tough break for thr Pirates.
I expected that once I found out that his agent is Scott Boras, and with the new CBA limiting what teams can pay draft picks, no way in hell was a Boras client going to sign this year very easily

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foolio wrote:
Reds 1B Joey Votto is going to be out 3-4 weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery. This should be a good time for the Pirates to put some distance between themselves and the Reds.

Edit: corrected a grammar error.


The Pirates went 28-13 before the break and only had a one-game lead on the Reds. Highly unlikely they're going to keep up that pace.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 17th, 2012 02:06 pm
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lost 3 of 4 since the break not looking good, MLB radio was saying there is a rumor the Pirates are interested in Ichiro



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hearing all kinds of rumors from Cole Hamels (that won't happen) to Juston Upton- which is more likely because what the Bucs need is another 240 hitter



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 Posted: Wed Jul 18th, 2012 02:57 pm
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Count Grog wrote: hearing all kinds of rumors from Cole Hamels (that won't happen) to Juston Upton- which is more likely because what the Bucs need is another 240 hitter
The only way Hamels gets traded to Pitt is if Andrew McCutchen comes back in the deal.



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they won't be trading McCutecheon for a few years yet but this is one of many online stories about Hamels

http://www.csnphilly.com/baseball-philadelphia-phillies/phillies-talk/Could-Hamels-be-headed-to-Pittsburgh?blockID=739266&feedID=693



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