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 Post subject: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:57 pm 
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Contrary to many here, I think the Pirates have their strongest off-season roster in many years this year.

All-Star level OF at every position

Solid IF at every position, with potential excitement at 1B if Pedro steps up and re-finds his swing.

Pitching staff, as it has been every year with Huntington, is solid, and will likely get better as the season approaches.

Losing Rmart will be the biggest blow. 2 years ago when we signed him, many were shocked at the big price tag NH paid, but obviously he knew who he wanted and went out and got him. NH did the same thing with Cervelli, going after the same team again (Yanks). Let's hope the result is even half as good.

Even coming off 2 playoff seasons, I think this roster is stronger than any we had in the offseasons leading up to those 2 seasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:02 pm 
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Wha...wha...what just happened??? :shock:















:lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:51 am 
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Huh ?


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:53 pm 
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Haters gonna hate

But espn has us ranked 3rd best team in all of baseball going into next season

I think the baseball experts also see that we have our strongest offseason lineup in many years

Its really no surprise to me because I think it's pretty obvious if u can be objective -- but many can't


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:12 pm 
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What is going on here ? Martin and pedro ?


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:06 pm 
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Can't wait to hear from Buster Olney!

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:04 pm 
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what's Kang's status?

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:27 pm 
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R S wrote:
what's Kang's status?


He's our exciting new rookie who will make the AS game and be a HOFer


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:27 pm 
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R S wrote:
what's Kang's status?


He's our exciting new rookie who will make the AS game and be a HOFer


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:21 pm 
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4th and 5th Starters are the biggest concern.

I haven't given up on Locke entirely, Jeckyl and Hyde pitcher.

The sooner Glasnow steps in for Vogelsong the better off we are likely to be.

Don't think Taillon is ready this year but who knows.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:06 am 
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Stallworth16 wrote:
4th and 5th Starters are the biggest concern.

I haven't given up on Locke entirely, Jeckyl and Hyde pitcher.

The sooner Glasnow steps in for Vogelsong the better off we are likely to be.

Don't think Taillon is ready this year but who knows.

whatever dude -- it's the premise of this thread -- if you don't like it, just don't fucking post in it or troll it

the season all begins in the OFF-SEASON -

I think it's stupid to talk about possible free agent pickups at the summer deadline in January

but i think it's timely to talk about offseason rosters in January

And I think it's instructive to look at offseason rosters over the past few years and to compare them

And I know that this year's offseason roster is the best we've had in years -- and that's exciting as a Pirates fan


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:41 am 
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan wrote:
Stallworth16 wrote:
4th and 5th Starters are the biggest concern.

I haven't given up on Locke entirely, Jeckyl and Hyde pitcher.

The sooner Glasnow steps in for Vogelsong the better off we are likely to be.

Don't think Taillon is ready this year but who knows.

whatever dude -- it's the premise of this thread -- if you don't like it, just don't fucking post in it or troll it

the season all begins in the OFF-SEASON -

I think it's stupid to talk about possible free agent pickups at the summer deadline in January

but i think it's timely to talk about offseason rosters in January

And I think it's instructive to look at offseason rosters over the past few years and to compare them

And I know that this year's offseason roster is the best we've had in years -- and that's exciting as a Pirates fan


I wasn't disagreeing. I Love the Pirates. But it's not unreasonable to talk about the 4th and 5th starters. That's just talking baseball.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:46 am 
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I'm sure you guys could GM a much better team while you're playing video games in your mom's basement in your underwear -- you're so skilled


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:22 pm 
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Satire, SF Pirates brethren -- kinda like a more obscure The Onion article or somethin. The targeted party appears to have not accepted the OP's challenge with a response yet.

Slow Times at Ridgemont High, when it's Steelers AND Bucs offseason . . . and both ended the past good year on a shitty note. :cry:

PS. Jobu, you are a funny guy -- your posts make me laugh so thanks (not satire)


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:48 pm 
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franco>madden wrote:
Satire, SF Pirates brethren -- kinda like a more obscure The Onion article or somethin. The targeted party appears to have not accepted the OP's challenge with a response yet.

Slow Times at Ridgemont High, when it's Steelers AND Bucs offseason . . . and both ended the past good year on a shitty note. :cry:

PS. Jobu, you are a funny guy -- your posts make me laugh so thanks (not satire)


Hacksaw's doing such a good job that on superficial inspection of his posts, you could believe steel hijacked his account.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:56 am 
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What's the starting rotation to begin the season?

Cole
Liriano
Vogelsong
Niese
Locke

This was the rotation at the end of last season:

Cole
Liriano
A. J.
Happ
Morton/Locke

Don't know if I see improvement there. Fingers crossed that Glasnow and/or Taillon can make it up to the big club I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:42 pm 
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Obviously wrote:
What's the starting rotation to begin the season?

Cole
Liriano
Vogelsong
Niese
Locke

This was the rotation at the end of last season:

Cole
Liriano
A. J.
Happ
Morton/Locke

Don't know if I see improvement there. Fingers crossed that Glasnow and/or Taillon can make it up to the big club I guess.


The rotation looks like a clear step back to this point.

Cole = Cole
Liriano = Liriano
Happ > Niese.... Lets call it a letter grade better
AJ > Vogelsong... but closer than it looks. AJ was on fumes at the end of the season
Locke Now > Locke/Morton... Locke has a good track record of being a 1st half pitcher. He is an upgrade over the version of himself and Morton that finished the year


A lot rides on Glasnow. If he is even close to being as advertised (and I think he will be) that provides a chance at a high end upgrade over Vogelsong or Locke. I think it is unrealistic to count on Taillon being a major factor after not pitching for two years. So we need the top 3 to stay healthy and meet expectations, one of either Locke or Vogelsong to pitch at least a little better than expectations, and Glasnow to be a factor. If one of the those things don't happen all is not lost. It is possible that someone unexpected provides a boost or Huntington finds another deadline gem like he did last year with Happ.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:34 am 
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I disagree completely that happ is a full letter grade better than neise
I wouldn't argue calling them a wash but not significantly better


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:03 pm 
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I disagree completely that happ is a full letter grade better than neise
I wouldn't argue calling them a wash but not significantly better

Jon Niese has never even remotely approached the level pitching that Happ reached at the end of last season. Other than Jake Arrieta there was not a more dominate pitcher in the division the final two months of the season. Now I know that Happ really isn't as good as he showed. But his stuff is significantly better than what Niese has and Happ is far more capable of going deep into games. To be honest Locke has better stuff than Niese. But Niese is more savvy than Locke with better command so he doesn't go off the rails like Mr. Nibbles does when he isn't getting the corners.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates Off-season Roster - Strongest in Years
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:28 am 
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FYI boys....


My man Hanson is en fuego and showing his elite athleticism down in Bradenton thus far ;)


http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pira ... enton.html




He is the elixir we need at the top of the lineup and can be a TRUE difference maker if he is given the opportunity 8-)


Opening Day Lineup vs The Dragon and Wainwright at PNC Park :


1. Hanson 2B
2. JHAY 3B
3. Cutch CF
4. Marte LF
5. Polanco RF
6. Jaso 1B
7. Cervelli C
8. Mercer SS
9. Cole SP


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