OT: Raise the Jolly Roger: Down The Drain

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  1. cookthebooks

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    at the end of the day the pirates stink at developing players above high a and this guy managed the aa team
     
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    Winger for Hire Praise Beebo

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    I get the sentiment, but, to me, this is like saying, "That restaurant serves crap food so we fired the server that gets praised in all the Yelp reviews" when you should be firing the food buyer, cooks, and chefs since you can't force the owner to sell.
     
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    To add on to my post from the last page, I do find it a little odd that they specifically singled out Ryan and not Indy's manager. I would have thought that with the struggles so many players on the Pirates have had when transitioning from AAA to the MLB, you'd start by looking at the AAA manager for not preparing them well enough. I know a part of it is just baseball, but who's the last player that was able to somewhat seamlessly transition from AAA to the majors for the Pirates? The closest guy was Meadows, who sucked in AAA with the Pirates and was a 0.0 WAR player in the majors with the Pirates.

    I don't think you can expect guys to regularly come in and be good for you, but you should expect it to happen every so often. When the best transitions you've gotten are getting 0.0 WAR results from guys like Meadows and Frazier, you have to start asking questions there IMO.
     
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    just looked at the tenures of the coaching staff in indy and it is brutal. all need to go as well. fire everyone for sure, stark/broadway first and foremost outside of the real change this organization truly needs.
     
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    They probably canned him via fax.
     
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    OK, keep them coming...

    But the Sept callups leave something to be desired...

     
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    Winger for Hire Praise Beebo

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    ImporterExporter I troll harder than Poppy

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    Sell low. That's what we do!

    Honestly, is it even debatable that the Pirates and MLB in general try to keep teams like Pitt in the same perpetual cycle?
     
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    Big McLargehuge Let's Go Exploring

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    I'm not saying don't fire the AA manager. I'm saying don't only fire the AA manager.

    The wrong people have job security, though, so we're going to keep getting insignificant scapegoats.
     
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    Of course Keller gets drilled in his throwing wrist by a comebacker
     
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    Great training staff the Pirates have. He couldn't throw the ball when he rejoined the team but apparently that didn't matter.
     
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    Back in June I purchased tickets vs the Cubs (mid Aug game) but decided not to drive 3 hrs and sold them following their 2-20 post All-Star break run.
     
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    I love this so much.
     
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    talk to me if thats in late june and not september. nutting likely expects attendance to nosedive about now
     
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    This is literally the only promotion that the Pirates need to do. Marvel needs to get tested at the MLB level this year to see where he stands going into ST. With the current projected rotation, they're going to have to count on him at some point.
     
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    Great to see. Now do that every game moving forward and maybe, just maybe, Nutting will budge.
     
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    That should scare MLB, it's the same in several other cities as well.
     
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    The league needs incentivize winning. Maybe do something with revenue sharing. You get more if you win.
     
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    Bryan Reynolds is a real gem. I hope he gets the batting title. That'd be about the only exciting thing to happen all year lol.
     
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    Winger for Hire Praise Beebo

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    Batting title would be pretty cool, but I'dd be super impressed if he could end with a 3/4/5 slash line.

    List of Rookies who went 3/4/5 in their first season with over 100 games played:

    Albert Pujols (.329/.403/.610)
    Fred Lynn (.338/.408/.576)
    Mitchell Page (.307/.405/.521)
    Bernie Carbo (.310/.454/.551)
    Austin Kearns (.315/.407/.500)

    Yordan Alverez (.310/.408/.657) and Frank Thomas (.330/.454/.529) are on the list if you lower the games to 60.
     
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    I love Reynolds too. Very complete hitter and a good fielder.
     
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    The Pirates organization seems to work like a bureaucratic cesspool. Just a bunch of people trying to cover their own ass
     

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