Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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 El Absurd Pollo 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 does not get put on waivers in August 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 does not get put on waivers in August 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 27 March 2017: Trump, Healthcare, and the Art of the Botched Deal
(361 - 9:00am, Mar 29)
Last: zonk

NewsblogTHE B/R Q&A: ROB MANFRED WANTS MLB TO 'OWN THE NEXT GENERATION' OF SPORTS FANS
(147 - 8:50am, Mar 29)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogWhite Sox trade CF Peter Bourjos to Rays for cash
(33 - 8:50am, Mar 29)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogMLB scouts provide insight and analysis on all 30 teams
(11 - 8:50am, Mar 29)
Last: villageidiom

Sox TherapySox Therapy Predictions?
(11 - 8:46am, Mar 29)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

NewsblogBraves urge fans to plan as traffic test looms with exhibition game
(51 - 8:42am, Mar 29)
Last: Like Flies On Sherbert

NewsblogHeyman: Cardinals, Molina Making Big Progress Toward Extension
(19 - 8:18am, Mar 29)
Last: BDC

NewsblogAs Baseball Considers Change, It Should Look to Its Past - The New York Times
(1 - 8:08am, Mar 29)
Last: John DiFool2

NewsblogFrancisco Lindor is trying to save baseball from itself
(49 - 7:40am, Mar 29)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogForbes: Tips From Fantasy Baseball's Best
(27 - 6:19am, Mar 29)
Last: GGC for Sale

NewsblogChipper Jones' memoir includes the story of Greg Maddux peeing on him
(7 - 5:59am, Mar 29)
Last: Drexl Spivey

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2002 Ballot
(4 - 3:12am, Mar 29)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(968 - 3:04am, Mar 29)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(188 - 1:48am, Mar 29)
Last: cmd600

NewsblogOakland A's 'understand' Raiders need to move, remind us they need a new stadium
(13 - 11:50pm, Mar 28)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

Page rendered in 0.1322 seconds
47 querie(s) executed