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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:01 pm

Try leaving my row in the playoffs. Just try it!
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Bioshock on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:17 pm

Didn't see this posted in the topic so far and it's just an absolutely incredible read:

http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/09 ... urce=pubv1

Probably the most haunting and damning of entries in this list that show how awful Littlefield was...

67. Daniel Moskos drafted instead of Matt Wieters (6/7/2007) – I’ve pointed out how Littlefield passed over hard-to-sign players for guys who were signable with lower upsides. Bryan Bullington over B.J. Upton. Neil Walker over Jered Weaver. If you want another story, how about Brad Lincoln. The Pirates took Lincoln fourth overall that year. A lot of more successful pitchers went after Lincoln. Two years ago I was told a story from a scout with the Pirates at the time. I mentioned how the scouts begged Littlefield to take McCutchen in 2005. They didn’t win in 2006. The scouts loved a left-handed prep pitcher that year. They loved him so much that Littlefield went to see him pitch. It was a cold game, and the lefty had a bad outing. Based on that one start, Littlefield crossed the guy off the list, even though his scouts were high on this player. Who was that pitcher? Clayton Kershaw.

OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME...
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby PhantomJB93 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:26 pm

Bioshock wrote:Didn't see this posted in the topic so far and it's just an absolutely incredible read:

http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/09 ... urce=pubv1

Probably the most haunting and damning of entries in this list that show how awful Littlefield was...

67. Daniel Moskos drafted instead of Matt Wieters (6/7/2007) – I’ve pointed out how Littlefield passed over hard-to-sign players for guys who were signable with lower upsides. Bryan Bullington over B.J. Upton. Neil Walker over Jered Weaver. If you want another story, how about Brad Lincoln. The Pirates took Lincoln fourth overall that year. A lot of more successful pitchers went after Lincoln. Two years ago I was told a story from a scout with the Pirates at the time. I mentioned how the scouts begged Littlefield to take McCutchen in 2005. They didn’t win in 2006. The scouts loved a left-handed prep pitcher that year. They loved him so much that Littlefield went to see him pitch. It was a cold game, and the lefty had a bad outing. Based on that one start, Littlefield crossed the guy off the list, even though his scouts were high on this player. Who was that pitcher? Clayton Kershaw.

OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME...


That hurts a lot more than Wieters
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:15 pm

Bioshock wrote:Didn't see this posted in the topic so far and it's just an absolutely incredible read:

http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/09 ... urce=pubv1

Probably the most haunting and damning of entries in this list that show how awful Littlefield was...

67. Daniel Moskos drafted instead of Matt Wieters (6/7/2007) – I’ve pointed out how Littlefield passed over hard-to-sign players for guys who were signable with lower upsides. Bryan Bullington over B.J. Upton. Neil Walker over Jered Weaver. If you want another story, how about Brad Lincoln. The Pirates took Lincoln fourth overall that year. A lot of more successful pitchers went after Lincoln. Two years ago I was told a story from a scout with the Pirates at the time. I mentioned how the scouts begged Littlefield to take McCutchen in 2005. They didn’t win in 2006. The scouts loved a left-handed prep pitcher that year. They loved him so much that Littlefield went to see him pitch. It was a cold game, and the lefty had a bad outing. Based on that one start, Littlefield crossed the guy off the list, even though his scouts were high on this player. Who was that pitcher? Clayton Kershaw.

OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME...


On one hand it's not that crazy to think scouts would want to make themselves sound better by trashing someone who has been thoroughly discredited by throwing their failings on the loser. On the other hand that's completely plausible.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby jimreb on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:19 pm

Chaz gets through the first, hopefully we get good Chaz tonight and goes at least six.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:22 pm

1st and 2nd, 1 out, Morneau coming to bat. The opportunities to drink start early.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:24 pm

Rocco wrote:1st and 2nd, 1 out, Morneau coming to bat. The opportunities to drink start early.

I'd like to see a big first inning and coast to a win for a change.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:24 pm

Disrespect Mario, strike out with runners on base. Just how things work.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby jimreb on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:25 pm

NashvilleCat wrote:
Rocco wrote:1st and 2nd, 1 out, Morneau coming to bat. The opportunities to drink start early.

I'd like to see a big first inning and coast to a win for a change.


Nashville, you know it's never going to be that easy for us.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Gaucho on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:25 pm

Welp, runners advanced.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:26 pm

Can't say I am enjoying the Pedro Alvarez Apathy Tour here this September.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:26 pm

jimreb wrote:
NashvilleCat wrote:
Rocco wrote:1st and 2nd, 1 out, Morneau coming to bat. The opportunities to drink start early.

I'd like to see a big first inning and coast to a win for a change.


Nashville, you know it's never going to be that easy for us.

Yeah, JR but if you don't ask you don't get. Of course, just because you ask doesn't mean you get.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:28 pm

Yanks and Red Sox on MLB so not even live look-in to look forward to.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby jimreb on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:31 pm

NashvilleCat wrote:Yanks and Red Sox on MLB so not even live look-in to look forward to.


I wish those two teams were on tv more often.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:32 pm

The Cubs have perplexed Bob Walk. Not as hard as it sounds.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:35 pm

Chaz doing what Chaz does.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby jimreb on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:36 pm

looks like Bad Chaz is making an appearance.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:37 pm

1-0 Cubs. Leadoff walk comes in to score. Who knew?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby jimreb on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:37 pm

Rocco wrote:1-0 Cubs. Leadoff walk comes in to score. Who knew?


didn't work for the Bucs in the first.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:38 pm

jimreb wrote:
Rocco wrote:1-0 Cubs. Leadoff walk comes in to score. Who knew?


didn't work for the Bucs in the first.

Scoring a leadoff walk is even more difficult for us than scoring a leadoff double.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:39 pm

Saved by the 9 spot.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby meow on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:40 pm

Cubs scored first last night as well.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:41 pm

Jake has an ERA the size of a Starbuck's Coffee price. Hence, he will throw six scoreless innings.

Keep it close Chaz.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:41 pm

jimreb wrote:
Rocco wrote:1-0 Cubs. Leadoff walk comes in to score. Who knew?


didn't work for the Bucs in the first.


That's because the Pirates have a false savior and a disinterested slugger in the lineup.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby meow on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:43 pm

Jones being Jones. Puke
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