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 Remains 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 Transcends Almost All Generations (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 Transcends Almost All Generations (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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sheer Tim Foli
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 1: Donald Trump spends $450,000 on red baseball caps in just three months
(2379 - 8:06am, Feb 07)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(58 - 8:02am, Feb 07)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogChecking the facts ... yup, MLB still has greater parity than the NFL
(5 - 7:45am, Feb 07)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogWANTED: New home for American League baseball team | Tampa Bay Times
(8 - 7:25am, Feb 07)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOT: 2016 NFL Playoffs Thread
(1767 - 7:15am, Feb 07)
Last: bachslunch

NewsblogJonny Gomes: Sayonara, For Now: Why I’m Playing In Japan
(10 - 5:21am, Feb 07)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogSchoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes
(46 - 5:07am, Feb 07)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogPadres say they’re not rebuilding, plan to compete in 2016 | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(3 - 4:14am, Feb 07)
Last: Drexl Spivey

NewsblogJapan Times: Retired slugger Kiyohara refuses to divulge drug source, admits injecting, smoking stimulant
(6 - 3:45am, Feb 07)
Last: ajnrules

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(208 - 3:19am, Feb 07)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogCiti Field and Yankee Stadium Could Become Off Limits to Smokeless Tobacco
(11 - 12:47am, Feb 07)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogJose Bautista says he’d like to be a Toronto Blue Jay for life - The Globe and Mail
(37 - 12:26am, Feb 07)
Last: Howie Menckel

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1990 Discussion
(23 - 9:45pm, Feb 06)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogScott Boras, other baseball minds propose anti-tanking measures - Buster Olney Blog- ($Insider$)
(69 - 6:46pm, Feb 06)
Last: GrumpyFan

NewsblogSuddenly Frugal Yankees Playing Long Game With Eye On Bryce Harper
(68 - 6:07pm, Feb 06)
Last: bbmck

Page rendered in 0.3235 seconds
49 querie(s) executed