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gr1111 wrote: As bad as he has been so far, he still 26-year-old player with a 30-home run season to his credit. He has to stay in there most every day. Perhaps he should sit a little more often against tough lefties, but he is actually hitting lefties better than righties (though that is the definition of damning with faint praise).If you take him out, you're basically giving away 30 HR -- since nobody else on the team who plays third is going to hit many at all (Brandon Inge?). You can't bring Russell Martin out from behind the plate, since McHenry's defense isn't good enough to be a regular. And Gaby Sanchez would butcher the position defensively.
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Posted: 05/16/2013 12:26 PM
vinnybravo wrote: Cf if that is what Pedro can so then I am all for it, but when he is hitting sub .200 for months at a time and playing just ok defense you have to show some concern. He does not seem to be showing any type of improvement at the plate and that is a concern to me. I have no idea what the right thing to do is, but to just ignore the problem is not going to help.I know the Pirates have no help within the organization at 3B and I am not saying that the Pirates should give up on Pedro, but he was supposed to be the heart of the line up and he is failing. The Pirates are in the bottom 3rd of runs scored and need Pedro to be the player he can be if they expect to be a .500 or better team.And why does Pedro tuck his ears into his hat? It just looks weird.
Posted: 05/16/2013 12:35 PM
cferrel3 wrote: What to do with Pedro? You play him everyday at third base and let him hit .250 with 30+ homeruns and above average defense. Yeah, sounds about right.
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bucco66 wrote: I hate to say it, but Allie's numbers have been rapidly falling back to real world over the past 2-3 weeks. HRs have disappeared, BA barely over .300 and 14 K's in his last 33 AB's.
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Posted: 05/16/2013 2:13 PM
TBayXXXVII wrote: Too bad we wasted 2 years on Allie trying to make him a pitcher. Had he performed like this at the plate back then, be might be a replacement for Pedro now or soon. Because there literally is no one else, we're stuck with him. I said it 2 years ago, last year, and now... unload him as soon as you can. Make him someone else's problem.
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More at the plate? Well it depends on what you are looking for. Certainly they would hit for a better average and strike out less. But Pedro will have more HRs than both combined when all is said or done. Walker is not hitting either. He is hitting what .240 with 1 HR?
I get frustrated like everyone else with Pedro and if there was a way to get a viable replacement, then sure I would jump on board. But the reality is, he is the best we got at 3rd and it is not even close really.
GhostOfPBG wrote: If we were really inclined, Walker and Mercer could handle 2nd and 3rd base respectively. I know they don't have Pedro's arm strength but they'd provide more from the plate and they'd probably be similar in terms of overall defense.
Posted: 05/17/2013 5:55 AM
BAMSTEELERFAN wrote: TBayXXXVII wrote: Too bad we wasted 2 years on Allie trying to make him a pitcher. Had he performed like this at the plate back then, be might be a replacement for Pedro now or soon. Because there literally is no one else, we're stuck with him. I said it 2 years ago, last year, and now... unload him as soon as you can. Make him someone else's problem.Pedro drives me nuts, and he's a disappointment. He's still a guy batting 6th or 7th that is likely to hit .250ish with 30 HR and play 3B capably. You don't "unload him and make him someone else's problem." And You have been saying this for 3 years, until you get called on it, then it was out of context because you meant as a 4 hitter. So right now, just to clarify, you meant as a 4 hitter, right? Not in general? Should we just DFA him and let him coach high school? I am not against moving Pedro at this point if he is a part of a package that results in an upgrade. If we can find a 3B better than .244/.317/.467 with 30 HR, I'm all for it. I really doubt we can.
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