since1970 wrote:I really wanted them to sign someone like Damon or whoever was around last year just to be there to teach them what a playoff race was all about, but they kept Presley, Hague, and as much as I like Walker he's not Rogers Hornsby, but I do agree with the youth aspect. TBH though this is where they manager and coaches have to make up for the lack of veteran leadership since the FO didn't address it, and Hurdle and Co. failed.
thehockeyguru wrote:Mr. Colby wrote:Stanton would be so sexxxxy on the Pirates... would require way too much though and we'd only have him for like 2 years
Why? He is arbitration eligible starting in 2014 and not a UFA until 2017. If they ask for Marte and a pitcher I'd do in a minute.
since1970 wrote:Never said to have him here in April. I only wanted him here from August on, as a mentor, since we were wasting roster spots what does his OBP matter, if there was someone better I would've been happy to see him here in the same role. This team sorely lacked leadership, so if it came from a .190 hitter with an extensive playoff/WS resume I'll take him.
ulf wrote:Not saying for sure they are going to make any signings but no one really gets signed until winter meetings anyway
thehockeyguru wrote:ulf wrote:Not saying for sure they are going to make any signings but no one really gets signed until winter meetings anyway
Everything I've heard and read seems to indicate that they aren't going to spend more than 5M-6M total this off-season.
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:So when exactly do the pirates start spending money
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