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Yeah, still no elaboration on the mysterious "can't reach him"......
Commented on Pirates potential September call-ups on Aug 27 2014, 11:00p
Focus on AAA, bb.......TRIPLE-A.
Commented on Pirates potential September call-ups on Aug 27 2014, 10:59p
Totally not OT: Lambo hits yet another HR tonight.
Commented on Pirates potential September call-ups on Aug 27 2014, 9:37p - 2 replies
Have to make the right pitching decisions to win in both August AND September.
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 27 2014, 9:32p - 1 reply
Agreed - I think he's here after the safe Super Two date next year - timing lines up nicely with recovery.
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 9:18p - 1 reply
Haha - I just assumed he'd be here this weekend to offset some DL or another. It's a given either way one would think. I'll never truly forget GP!!! :-)
Commented on Pirates potential September call-ups on Aug 27 2014, 8:51p
And this again. It should be about the best 35 in September, nothing else.
Commented on Pirates potential September call-ups on Aug 27 2014, 8:46p - 3 replies
If we're talk in' "Best 35 (or so)", who are ideal for the next 30 days - best overall/most valuable position players and pitchers right now - then it should probably be:
Commented on Pirates potential September call-ups on Aug 27 2014, 8:36p - 1 reply
Thought we'd see Chase d'Arnaud one last time before MiL FA - finally coming around, looks like an ideal September call-up/hot hand, at least someone worth having on hand.
Commented on Pirates potential September call-ups on Aug 27 2014, 8:18p - 2 replies
Oh, I'd take "2013 playoffs Pedro", too........but that guy is gone, unfortunately.
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 6:55p - 1 reply
Gotta see Lambo now.
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 6:50p
This. +1 Gotta give Hurdle credit for realizing how important this game was, and that there is a day off tomorrow for all.
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 6:50p
This. +1
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 6:48p
Heh-heh....Tabata 0-for-3 since his return.....Coincidence? :-)
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 6:48p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 6:42p - 1 reply
Plan is coming together nicely - Bell to 1B, Hanson to 2B, leave JHay at 3B, Mercer at SS a few more years.....looking like a good late-'15/OD 2016-and-beyond.
Commented on Pirates to send Bell, Glasnow, Kingham, Sampson to AFL on Aug 27 2014, 6:37p
Thank you!
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:54p
Let's go, Ike. Right here.
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:52p - 1 reply
GabyMarte!!
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:51p
Hey, Wake up! There's not gonna be anyone left to say nice things about Tabby if you fall asleep......... :-)
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:48p
Well, he's much worse than those guys as a baseball player. That's not so much a "point", as it is an ugly reality, and unnecessary burden. IMO.
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:41p - 1 reply
Hip-Hip. ......
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:33p - 1 reply
If you're not sure why 100 pitches matters, I can't help you. My pull have to take that up with virtually everyone else who thinks it does.
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:30p - 2 replies
Not with his injury time this year. Nope, not worth the risk.
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:25p
Sorry, but wrong decision
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:24p - 1 reply
Brilliant, Clint (yet again)
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals on Aug 26 2014, 9:16p - 4 replies
Theory - NH is still mad at Lambo for embarrassing him in ST and forcing him to have Travis Ishikawa as our Opening Day 1B, something I don't think even Ishikawa could believe.
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano kicks off series against Cardinals on Aug 25 2014, 9:50p - 1 reply
He better be a significant piece to land a big trade in the next few days - otherwise, it's just more roster mismanagement
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano kicks off series against Cardinals on Aug 25 2014, 9:47p
No, they wanted a bat to hit lefties, and Lambo was hitting lefties better than Tabata, and Tabata hits lefties a little worse than righties
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano kicks off series against Cardinals on Aug 25 2014, 9:45p - 1 reply
OT (or maybe not) - Lambo tonight with FIFTH HR in 5 games now - SMH
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano kicks off series against Cardinals on Aug 25 2014, 9:40p - 1 reply
That was like 3 Cutch blunders on one play
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano kicks off series against Cardinals on Aug 25 2014, 9:18p
The "argument" only continues when the poor performance (or decision-making) is recycled over and over. Subtle, but important, difference.
Commented on Pirates to promote Jose Tabata, activate Clint Barmes on Aug 25 2014, 2:12p
Awfully thin - the "pitcher and his preferences"? So, we get the "RH bat" who hits MLB lefties worse than he hits righties
Commented on Pirates to promote Jose Tabata, activate Clint Barmes on Aug 25 2014, 2:10p - 1 reply
Heh-heh....it won't matter if I run outta ammo, coz Tabby will always provide more - the gift that keeps on giving
Commented on Pirates to promote Jose Tabata, activate Clint Barmes on Aug 25 2014, 1:47p - 2 replies
I could meet you at PNC
Commented on Pirates to promote Jose Tabata, activate Clint Barmes on Aug 25 2014, 1:36p
Nothing to do with being RH - that means "who hits lefties better", and that's Lambo. So NOW what's the reason?
Commented on Pirates to promote Jose Tabata, activate Clint Barmes on Aug 25 2014, 1:28p - 3 replies
One giant correction, Charlie - if Lambo is hitting LEFTIES much better than Tabata, then why would they call up Tabby because they need a "RH bat"
Commented on Pirates to promote Jose Tabata, activate Clint Barmes on Aug 25 2014, 1:23p - 1 reply
Wow - awesome dig, Gaby!!
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 11:26p
Jeez, just take him out for god's sake.
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 11:23p
#RenewRuss
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 11:12p - 1 reply
Oh, Pedro.
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 10:40p - 1 reply
Ugh, Papelbon. Keep your fingers crossed.
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 9:57p - 1 reply
How smart was ThAT play by Gaby? Sweet!
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 9:53p
No. Leadoff. Walks. Here we go.
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 9:49p
OT: The is-he-a-thing, old lefty Rafael Perez pitching 6 scoreless so far in Indy tonight - 3 hits, 6 Ks, ERA down to 1.38
Commented on Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Brewers on Aug 22 2014, 9:46p
Yeah, I think we'll see him at PNC next year.
Commented on Pirates outright Wirfin Obispo on Aug 21 2014, 8:01p
Read the comments below - they have been actively looking for ways to shed him since at least ST - that's not mind-reading, that's their own actions
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 1:31p
I hear ya, but the NEXT time the Bucs sign someone to just be a pinch-hitter might be the FIRST time, so probably not an apllicable scenarion.
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 1:24p - 1 reply
Pittsburgh Baseball Club? Pabst Brewing Company? Polar Bear Club? Pakistan Banking Council? :-)
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 1:21p - 1 reply
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Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 1:04p - 1 reply
But the Bucs weren't really hoping that Tabata would slide through waivers. They want rid of him, and have been trying to get rid of him since ST, but finding no takers
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 11:42a - 2 replies
Just have to disagree onhis value as an all-around baseball player. Obviously, I don't think he has value to the team, and haven't for some time.
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 11:40a - 1 reply
This. Good stuff!
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 11:05a
Ren & Stimpy.....always a rec, "Oh, joy!" :-)
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 11:03a
Clearly, I did not understand why anyone would have wanted Tabata on the team anymore or, if one had to stay, why in the world anyone would have preferred Tabby, even though both were performing marginally.
Commented on Pirates finally end losing streak by walking off against Braves on Aug 21 2014, 10:56a - 2 replies
Cutch is NOT swinging the bat the same way - something is still up with the back
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole returns on Aug 20 2014, 9:50p
Let's Go Gerrit!!!
Commented on Gamethread: Gerrit Cole returns on Aug 20 2014, 5:11p
Yeah, FWIW, he is a little bit of a "hot hand" right now, looking pretty good in 2nd half, hitting close to .300, .350 w/OBA, 750+ OPS
Commented on Pirates activate Gerrit Cole on Aug 20 2014, 5:07p - 1 reply
Agree that they should look outside as well, but I think the knowledge that Taillon and Kingham are gonna likely grab two of those spots at some point in '15 will limit how aggressively they go after someone (or who they go after)
Commented on Pirates blown out again, 11-3 on Aug 20 2014, 1:26p - 1 reply
Kingham and/or Taillon will be in the rotation sometime between Opening Day and early June, bumping two of the above out.
Commented on Pirates blown out again, 11-3 on Aug 20 2014, 12:29p - 2 replies
Serious question, knowing they'll get crucified either way:
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 9:21p - 2 replies
That knee is one more reason he will be the future 1B, not a future OF.
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 8:47p - 1 reply
How about we just have an offseason where we KEEP a Martin. They can afford it, desperately need to do it, but they'll desperately try to convince some of the fanbase otherwise, and some will swallow it.
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 8:39p
A team playing this bad can't afford stupid pitching. That Harang AB was pretty stupid pitching. Yeesh.
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 7:35p
Yeah, I'd definitely hang up on Yelich-for-Polanco as well.
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 5:03p
Aaand....the Buc-centric Q&As from today's MLBTR chat with Steve Adams. Enjoy!
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 5:01p - 1 reply
Today's Bucco-centric Q&As from today's Fangraphs chat, courtesy of Jeff Sullivan. Enjoy!
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 2:05p - 1 reply
Some good news: D'Backs plan to extend Kirk Gibson as manager, meaning there will be one less competitor for NL playoff spots in 2015
Commented on Gamethread: Francisco Liriano tries to stop streak on Aug 19 2014, 1:02p - 3 replies
Checking in on Neal Huntington at this late hour: have you "figured out what you have in Brent Morel" yet?
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 10:06p
Neverette: "Buccos needing base runners", he says, with Brent Morel coming to the plate. No hint of irony or sarcasm implied.
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 10:04p
Also OT: in Indy, John Holdzkom with another decent relief inning, 2 Ks. Gotta feeling we might see him in a Bucco uni soon
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 10:02p
OT (but not really).....
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 9:53p - 2 replies
Ax!
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 9:43p
Yesssssss......he needed a good one.
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 9:36p
Ahhhhhh.......the extremely hittable Jeanmar. Glad we're still finding opportunities for him........
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 9:36p - 1 reply
OT: LH reliever Neal Cotts on waivers from Rangers thru tomorrow. 9+Ks/9, 3.14 SIERA, owed about $500K thru year-end. Are we making a claim?
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 9:25p - 1 reply
Bit Jacoby Jones will arrive in the interim - it's a pretty good future at SS, I think.
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 8:59p - 1 reply
And against mostly crappy teams. Folks seem to keep leaving the quality of the opposition out of the equation.
Commented on Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Braves on Aug 18 2014, 8:58p
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