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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby ulf on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:34 am

The answer is mike napoli
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:38 am

Pittsburgh will never be difficult to get baseball tickets in. Its just not a big enough city. The days of sitting literally wherever you want are probably numbered though.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby IanMoran on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:43 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
FreeCandy44 wrote:From what I gathered from my ticket rep and the seating map on pirates.com, tickets might actually be hard to come by this year. I have tix to the two games I wanted and all but I wouldnt wait.


it sounds like they are creating false demand. i just received a call as well and after pressing him, there is a still a great deal of tickets available.

Slightly less desperate. 4 and 3 years ago, a huge group of us (I think like 20) went to a game together. I collected the $ / put it on my card, and I guess somewhere along the line gave my #. Since then I've received multiple calls around this time from some representative on all the plans avaliable to me.... No such call yet this year
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby since1970 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:49 am

anyone want to take a chance on Jarrod Saltalamacchia, since the Red sox signed A.J. Pierzynski, or is he Garret Jones part deux?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:53 am

Garret jones part 2? Hes probably goin to be out of the Pirates price range...
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:54 am

since1970 wrote:anyone want to take a chance on Jarrod Saltalamacchia, since the Red sox signed A.J. Pierzynski, or is he Garret Jones part deux?


Can he play 1B?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby since1970 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:56 am

...made $4.5 last year and is arb eligible in 2014, so he might be affordable, just wondering how bad he is at first, since he's a switch hitter it could eliminate G.Sanchez, and you'd have an emergency cather..he's listed as as a catcher/firstbaseman on Baseball Ref..
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:59 am

Hes not a first baseman.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:00 pm

He has 35 games started at 1B and hasn't really played there, other than the odd game here & there since 2007.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby since1970 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:01 pm

so he is Garrett Jones at first
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:04 pm

Is that supposed to convince me to think that it's a good idea?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:05 pm

Salty also isn't arbitration eligible. And no he's not Jones at first because he won't play first. I don't even understand what you're saying.

EDIT: Actually...its unclear whether or not the Red Sox have made an offer. I'm seeing conflicting reports.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby pfim on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:13 pm

since1970 wrote:...made $4.5 last year and is arb eligible in 2014, so he might be affordable, just wondering how bad he is at first, since he's a switch hitter it could eliminate G.Sanchez, and you'd have an emergency cather..he's listed as as a catcher/firstbaseman on Baseball Ref..


He'll make about $9 million/per as a catcher, so he's not affordable as a mediocre-hitting first baseman. He's also only played 2 games at 1B in the past 6 years.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby since1970 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:19 pm

didn't know if he was non tendered or not, but it looks like he's odd man out, and he's third year arb eligible in 2014 and it's the earliest he could be an FA, so it looks like it'd be a long shot regardless. I knew he played first in the past, so I thought he might be worth a look. He's someone who could do a little damage to the Clemente wall
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:22 pm

He is a free agent now.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:49 pm

Anyone else going to the STH batting practice this week?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby CERV96 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:52 pm

I passed on it. Maybe next year.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby beerman on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:53 pm

thehockeyguru wrote:Anyone else going to the STH batting practice this week?


Tomorrow
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:33 pm

beerman wrote:
thehockeyguru wrote:Anyone else going to the STH batting practice this week?


Tomorrow


Im doing it tonight, was this offered last year?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:48 pm

IanMoran wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:
FreeCandy44 wrote:From what I gathered from my ticket rep and the seating map on pirates.com, tickets might actually be hard to come by this year. I have tix to the two games I wanted and all but I wouldnt wait.


it sounds like they are creating false demand. i just received a call as well and after pressing him, there is a still a great deal of tickets available.

Slightly less desperate. 4 and 3 years ago, a huge group of us (I think like 20) went to a game together. I collected the $ / put it on my card, and I guess somewhere along the line gave my #. Since then I've received multiple calls around this time from some representative on all the plans avaliable to me.... No such call yet this year


probably because they spend their time calling me every half hour
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby beerman on Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:03 pm

thehockeyguru wrote:
beerman wrote:
thehockeyguru wrote:Anyone else going to the STH batting practice this week?


Tomorrow


Im doing it tonight, was this offered last year?


Yeah I've gone each of the past two years. Basically you walk in, they cross your name off the list and walk you to the Pirates batting cages (two years ago you waited and they took you as a big group, last year they took you down as you arrived which was much better and quicker). You get about 10 pitches and when you're done you walk up to the Rivertowne club where they have food and beverages.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:55 pm

I would prefer James Loney, if not him Chase Headley via trade. Headley is another buy-low option after his 2013 season.

If Headley costs too much I would really consider brining Morneau back.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:03 pm

Nick Cafardo ‏@nickcafardo 1h
The pirates view mike Napoli as the perfect fit at first base but it doesn't appear they will lay out the cash needed to sign him.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:04 pm

Q: when did the rap on tony sanchez become that he is an all hit, no field catcher? Is this actually true? Where did it come from?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:04 pm

The Qualifying Offer system has got to go.

Harms:
Players - Forced to either take a one-year deal, a significant pay cut on multiple years due to the 1st round pick attached to them. or sign with a bottom-10 team who doesn't have to forfeit a pick
Small Market Teams - Very risky to tender offers to free agents, as the average of the top 100 salaries in baseball (currently 14.1 million and will only increase) would represent a large chunk of a small market payroll, and this system would really only be a safe bet on the best of the best (which probably would have been traded by that time anyway). The risk of losing a first round pick also makes these teams shy away from these players, as these teams have no choice but to build from the draft/latin america, and they can't risk losing a shot at a top talent as well as a greater pool of slot money. The Pirates are in this situation with guys like Napoli and Morales - guys that may become affordable over 4-5 years but are not worth losing a first rounder.

Benefits:
Big Market Teams - can tender qualifying offers to guys, knowing they more than likely want the stability of multiple years. Low risk - no big deal if they accept the one-year offer. Puts them in a situation where they can put a draft pick tag on certain players and take away the one advantage small market teams have via the slotting system.
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