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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Calcaterra: Jonathan Sanchez makes the Pirates rotation

Wild!

Pieces falling into place for Pittsburgh:

Jonathan Sanchez WILL be in #Pirates rotation.

— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) March 26, 2013

...if Jonathan Sanchez makes your rotation, and if he’s not even the fifth starter, which he likely isn’t here, you have a pretty precipitous falloff afoot.

The District Attorney Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:54 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jonathan sanchez, pirates

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM (#4397535)
In years past, Royals rejects would be in the Independent Leagues after leaving the Royals. Now, other actual MLB teams are foolishly employing Royals rejects.

The PROCESS is working! The Royals are making progress! I don't know why I ever doubted Dayton Moore.
   2. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: March 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4397673)
OK, he probably won't be very good, but if he is, and if Wil Myers is....Dayton.....
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 27, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4397688)
In years past, Royals rejects would be in the Independent Leagues after leaving the Royals. Now, other actual MLB teams are foolishly employing Royals rejects.

Same thing with Pirates rejects. Lyle Overbay and Ronny Cedeno and Eric Hinske keep showing up on rosters. That didn't happen when the Pirates' veteran roster filler was Jeromy Burnitz and Joe Randa and Jeff Reboulet. Once those guys left the banks of the Ohio they went back to the old hometown to spend time with their children.

Maybe Jonathan Sanchez will be on the Mets next year!
   4. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: March 27, 2013 at 03:29 PM (#4397818)
The Royals stayed at the hotel the SABR convention was at last year. I shared an elevator with Sanchez and Rex Hudler. For 20 floors Rex didn't freakin' shut up and Sanchez looked like he wanted to crawl into a hole.
   5. frannyzoo Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:57 PM (#4398062)
In the home-only hell that is MLB.TV Spring Training, I've got Rex Hudler doing the Royals telecast. You're telling me KC fans don't suffer enough already and must also endure Rex? Man, that's brutal.
   6. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: March 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM (#4398070)
The Pirates don't know what the hell they're doing.

Seems they're going to give roster spots to Brandon Inge and John McDonald, and to do so they'll be sending to the minors some guys (definitely Jordy Mercer and possibly Josh Harrison) who do exactly what Inge and McDonald do--play multiple positions and not hit--except that those guys at least have like a 2% chance of possibly improving. But, you know, Veteran Presence.

The Pirates are going to lose at least 90 this year, probably 95. I'll happily take bets on this.
   7. Rennie's Tenet Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM (#4398134)
definitely Jordy Mercer and possibly Josh Harrison


The Pirates have to decide that, because he's a big guy with an arm, Mercer belongs at third. Then they have to decide that he doesn't hit enough for third. These things take time.
   8. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM (#4398471)
For what it's worth Jordy Mercer, as a second baseman, turns the double play better than anyone I've ever seen live. Very fluid motion, strong throws. But they tell me at 6'3 he's too big to play second base without hurting himself.

Mercer actually is probably capable of being a cromulent shortstop. He's not likely ever going to hit, but you know John McDonald never will.

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