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The offseason #457395
20/10/2013 17:09
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When Is Piratesfest? I'm thinking of taking Zach and fighting the massive crowds that will be there this year.


The Pirates need a first baseman, a RF and a SS. I don't want to see them give up their top prospects to acquire these players either unless they are players like Stanton or George Springer from Houston.

Morales could be a target at 1st base or players like Brewers prospect Hunter Morris, Darin Ruf from the Phillies, Mike Olt from the Cubs or Scott Van Slyke from the Dodgers. Even Adam Dunne would be a good upgrade if he came CHEAP and with the WH eating some of his contract.

In RF, Chris Young from Oakland, Grady Sizemore who's a free agent or Corey Hart who wants to resign with the Brewers could be options.

At SS I've seen Jose Reyes named mentioned, but I would not give up much to get him. I'd love to have him, but not for one of those top pitchers or prospects. I'd be ok with just signing a back-up SS other than Barmes to back up Mercer if the other two positions were filled nicely.


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Re: The offseason [Re: martin] #457438
21/10/2013 10:45
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Mercer should start, I have no interest in any of the old guys out there, including Barmes. If Clint has Barmes signed as a backup, he'll be tempted to play him.


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Re: The offseason [Re: John Lease] #458245
29/10/2013 17:51
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If Trumbo is available for pitching.... Get Trumbo, but keep the top prospects.


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Re: The offseason [Re: martin] #459656
12/11/2013 19:23
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Glad to see Byrd sign elsewhere, I think the guy is on roids.

Jay Bell left the team after one year to go to the Reds. Hopefully they'll hire a better batting coach than Bell was.

I'm all for keeping Garrett Jones and letting him play over trading away key prospects to bring in a veteran to play RF or 1st.

NH said that re signing Burnett is his top priority and that almost brought a tear to my eye.let Burnett go elsewhere too.


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Re: The offseason [Re: martin] #459671
13/11/2013 04:00
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If signing Burnett was their top priority, they would have given him an offer sheet.

He's gone. I wasn't a big Jay Bell fan either, neither was Clint, evidently.


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Re: The offseason [Re: John Lease] #460541
20/11/2013 19:30
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With Fielder going to Texas, perhaps the Pirates should inquire about Moreland.


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Re: The offseason [Re: martin] #460587
21/11/2013 04:04
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Detroit got someone to take that turd?

Executive of the year there.


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Re: The offseason [Re: John Lease] #460864
24/11/2013 18:25
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With the contracts being out this offseason, The Pirates need to tender Jones and keep him. He might rebound and would be a bargin.

The Cards have made mistakes trading Freese and signing Peralta.


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Re: The offseason [Re: martin] #460953
25/11/2013 18:46
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I hope they're able to trade Garrett Jones for something, but I think he'll rebound next year and the $5 million that he would've gotten is cheap compared to what others are now getting.

I'm not upset with the trade of Alex Dickerson.He didn't impress me as a major leaguer.


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Re: The offseason [Re: martin] #460973
26/11/2013 03:55
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No one will give up anything for Garrett Jones.

If he's smart, he'll take a minor league deal.

No other team will probably give him a better shot.


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