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Roster Move

Posted: 06/24/2014 12:07 PM

Roster Move 


The Pirates have recalled infielder Neil Walker from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list.

 

To make room on the active roster, the Pirates have outrighted outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Posted: 06/24/2014 1:20 PM

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Tabata got "Jay-Hayed".
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Posted: 06/24/2014 1:25 PM

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Posted: 06/24/2014 1:49 PM

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Full explanation of the "outwriteing" here - http://www.bucsdugout.com/2014...ght-jose-tabata
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Posted: 06/24/2014 1:51 PM

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I can see Nutting hiring a Private Eye to get to the bottom of Tabata's real age in an attempt to void Tabata's  contract.
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Posted: 06/24/2014 1:56 PM

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Indy's outfield is Mel Rojas Jr,, (tearing it up at .324 in 71 AB since being called up from Altoona) Chris Dickerson (hitting .305 in 200 AB), and Jaff Decker (.249 in 189 AB).  Will Tabata be platooning with Decker?
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Posted: 06/24/2014 2:05 PM

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Sangue wrote: Indy's outfield is Mel Rojas Jr,, (tearing it up at .324 in 71 AB since being called up from Altoona) Chris Dickerson (hitting .305 in 200 AB), and Jaff Decker (.249 in 189 AB).  Will Tabata be platooning with Decker?
I'd put Tabata in as a regular and let Decker be the 4th OF.
#fringeprospect
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Posted: 06/24/2014 2:19 PM

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TBayXXXVII wrote:
Sangue wrote: Indy's outfield is Mel Rojas Jr,, (tearing it up at .324 in 71 AB since being called up from Altoona) Chris Dickerson (hitting .305 in 200 AB), and Jaff Decker (.249 in 189 AB).  Will Tabata be platooning with Decker?
I'd put Tabata in as a regular and let Decker be the 4th OF.


Yep.  Tabata is making millions -- you just as well let him play.  biggrin

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Posted: 06/24/2014 2:38 PM

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Tabata is a guy who's been overrated since his days as a Yankees farmhand. Tabata is a useful bench piece, but is a very flawed player. He doesn't have the power or speed to be useful in a corner spot, he doesn't have the quality defense to be useful in CF. Jose Tabata is a 4th OF at best and there's nothing wrong with that. 

I'm slightly surprised that Snider wasn't the guy let go, but considering the contracts I think the Pirates were smart to do things the way they did. If any team wanted Tabata and his contract I'm sure Neil would have traded him before now. Tabata was rumored to be on the market for a few weeks, it's my opinion that no one wanted him with the $$$ on his "team-friendly" contract. The Pirates had to know that this was a essentially a risk free way to handle the roster crunch caused by Josh Harrison's surprising play and Neil Walker's return from injury. Worst case scenario they rid themselves of 10 million dollars in future salary if Tabata didn't want to go to Indy. 

Despite my personal feeling that Tabata is a nothing-burger as a player. I think the Pirates are smart to keep him and Snider as alternatives in case of injury or the off-chance that either player becomes a trade-able asset.
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Posted: 06/24/2014 6:34 PM

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I agree with all of that, and you didn't even mention that he's been injury prone and (when not hurt) has often displayed a bad (lazy) attitude. And not even the cheerleaders can say he hasn't gotten plenty chances to win a regular job.


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Tabata is a guy who's been overrated since his days as a Yankees farmhand. Tabata is a useful bench piece, but is a very flawed player. He doesn't have the power or speed to be useful in a corner spot, he doesn't have the quality defense to be useful in CF. Jose Tabata is a 4th OF at best and there's nothing wrong with that. 

I'm slightly surprised that Snider wasn't the guy let go, but considering the contracts I think the Pirates were smart to do things the way they did. If any team wanted Tabata and his contract I'm sure Neil would have traded him before now. Tabata was rumored to be on the market for a few weeks, it's my opinion that no one wanted him with the $$$ on his "team-friendly" contract. The Pirates had to know that this was a essentially a risk free way to handle the roster crunch caused by Josh Harrison's surprising play and Neil Walker's return from injury. Worst case scenario they rid themselves of 10 million dollars in future salary if Tabata didn't want to go to Indy. 

Despite my personal feeling that Tabata is a nothing-burger as a player. I think the Pirates are smart to keep him and Snider as alternatives in case of injury or the off-chance that either player becomes a trade-able asset.

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Posted: 06/24/2014 6:45 PM

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He didn't get much of a shot this year, but he has in the past. Last year was actually his best and he was serviceable, but hardly worthy of the money he is getting and the talent level he seemed to have early on. My gut is that he was moping around, disconnected and not happy with his role. I can see his side, but you have to control what you can control. Snider on the other hand seems to be a part of the team albeit in a limited role. He is noticeable on the bench and around the team. Perhaps a better club house guy.

Or it was about the money and the higher probability of losing Snider if put through waivers.


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I agree with all of that, and you didn't even mention that he's been injury prone and (when not hurt) has often displayed a bad (lazy) attitude. And not even the cheerleaders can say he hasn't gotten plenty chances to win a regular job.


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Tabata is a guy who's been overrated since his days as a Yankees farmhand. Tabata is a useful bench piece, but is a very flawed player. He doesn't have the power or speed to be useful in a corner spot, he doesn't have the quality defense to be useful in CF. Jose Tabata is a 4th OF at best and there's nothing wrong with that. 

I'm slightly surprised that Snider wasn't the guy let go, but considering the contracts I think the Pirates were smart to do things the way they did. If any team wanted Tabata and his contract I'm sure Neil would have traded him before now. Tabata was rumored to be on the market for a few weeks, it's my opinion that no one wanted him with the $$$ on his "team-friendly" contract. The Pirates had to know that this was a essentially a risk free way to handle the roster crunch caused by Josh Harrison's surprising play and Neil Walker's return from injury. Worst case scenario they rid themselves of 10 million dollars in future salary if Tabata didn't want to go to Indy. 

Despite my personal feeling that Tabata is a nothing-burger as a player. I think the Pirates are smart to keep him and Snider as alternatives in case of injury or the off-chance that either player becomes a trade-able asset.

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Posted: 06/24/2014 8:30 PM

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Tabata is a Saladpuncher
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Posted: 06/24/2014 9:25 PM

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Marte concussed.  Jose, buddy, can you get to Tampa by tomorrow night?

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Posted: 06/24/2014 9:50 PM

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Marte could go on the 7 day concussion DL.
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