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cferrel3 wrote: Also, didn't want to make another thread so I'll post the thought here lol.I really like that Jose Tabata is being given a chance to play everyday and I love that Hurdle called him into his office and told him to "let it loose" basically saying that it is his position for the next few weeks and his chance to grab ahold of the RF spot. This is what I wish they would have done on opening day. It doesn't mean he will succeed, but he needed to be given a shot to grab the position. He has responded well in these three games, and has a couple more hits today. And has used his speed with an rbi infield single and a triple. I hope he succeeds so we can boost the top of the lineup.
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abitoutside wrote: I see a different guy in Tabata physically. He looks much more lean, fit and muscular. I am all for giving him the RF job for the next month prior to the deadline. I would not stop taking phone calls though.
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This is probably the best approach. I do like the fact that they finally told someone, anyone, else in the organization besides Snider that "here's your chance, kid, now let's see what you do with it". I would much rather that guy have been Presley than Tabata, but as others have pointed out, there are several possible paths the Pirates can pursue going forward. Tabata is just one of them. He or Presley or Snider or two of the three in any combination could be traded. They could opt to upgrade first base and platoon Tabata with Jones---though the way Jones is sinking, that is becoming increasingly less likely. That is, it's becoming less likely that Jones will play in right, not that he might be replaced at first base.
What I fear might happen is that we get a scorching 6 weeks out of Tabata, we zoom past the trade deadline confident that he's finally figured it out, then he gets hurt in August and meanwhile we've traded Presley. That would definitely not be good.
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katoy2j wrote: I don't think it matters with Presley. They had plenty of chances to use him when Tabata was hurt and Snider was struggling. They still didn't want to give him at bats and instead pushed Jones to the outfield to get Sanchez in the lineup against a righty which in my opinion is a mistake or put Inge in the outfield which was beyond insane. I would of been fine with seeing Presley get some time. Or even Lambo for that matter. Or even De Jesus. I think the writing is pretty clear on the wall that Presley is not in this teams future plans. If he isn't traded before the deadline I seriously doubt he will be kept on the 40 man roster for next season. Whoever we get in RF, Presley is likely to go the other way as a guy the other team can put in their outfield. I think he's talented enough that he could of served a bigger role but the powers that be disagree.
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