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Raise it.. Another great game by Snider

Posted: 08/12/2014 7:21 PM

Raise it.. Another great game by Snider 


Another 2 hits and another game where everyone (but Nix) got a hit. Strong showing by Volquez and the Pirates have made sure they cant lose the series. Pull out 1 more win against 2 tough pitchers and the series is theirs.


 

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Posted: 08/13/2014 6:28 AM

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Snider must be drinking from the same Kool Aid as Harrison.
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Posted: 08/13/2014 12:37 PM

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Sangue wrote: Snider must be drinking from the same Kool Aid as Harrison.
Give Pedro a keg of it..............
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Posted: 08/13/2014 1:37 PM

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I have to admit, I was wrong about Volquez and Snider. When they were both really struggling the first two months of the season, I would have DFA'd both of them. In particular, Snider has really stepped up when the team needed it most - kudos to him!

Now, if we can fix first base and replace Pimentel and Gomez in the bullpen, I will be happy! :)
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Posted: 08/13/2014 1:48 PM

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I was wrong about Snider.  I'd still DFA Volquez just for being ugly.
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Posted: 08/13/2014 2:44 PM

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I was definitely wrong on Snider. I called for a good year last year from him andthen hated him after he failed.

Volquez I was fine with. I gave the coaching staff a chance because they earned it imo. im glad with the outcome.

WWJD I agree on the other 2. I just know Gomez the only one who could actually go away. no shot on the other. no options, they think he can get better so he is staying


 

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Posted: 08/13/2014 5:21 PM

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Oliver and Mazzaro will be up in a couple weeks when the rosters expand.
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Posted: 08/13/2014 5:23 PM

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Lunch Box!!!!
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Posted: 08/13/2014 5:27 PM

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He is a couple more weeks away from the question legitimately needing to be asked:  Is he finally realizing his power potential??
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Posted: 08/13/2014 5:30 PM

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He is not hitting cheapies either.  
cferrel3 wrote: He is a couple more weeks away from the question legitimately needing to be asked:  Is he finally realizing his power potential??
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Posted: 08/13/2014 5:33 PM

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No his last two have been bombs.  And it couldn't have come at a better time, we almost aren't even missing Cutch and Walker with the way Harrison and Snider are playing.  Still leading the NL in runs per game since the All-Star break. 

Seems I was onto something when I praised the offense and pointed out the success awhile back despite the tongue lashing I took for complimenting what some thought was a "mediocre" offense.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 6:57 AM

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Is Lunch Box the next Brandon Moss?  Kudos to Huntington for jettisoning Tabata when many thought Snider would be DFA'd.

There's a legitimate argument that Snider should be a starting OF instead of Marte.  You'd have to put Snider in right and Polanco in left though (with PNC Park's LF being like another CF).

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Posted: 08/14/2014 7:29 AM

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I like Marte being in the lineup.  Snider has done enough for me to at least give him a shot... but I don't see how it can be this year.  They should try to move Alvarez in the offseason and give Snider a chance at 1B.  I like Snider's chances/upside more than Pedro's.
#fringeprospect
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Posted: 08/14/2014 7:36 AM

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Ditto
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I like Marte being in the lineup.  Snider has done enough for me to at least give him a shot... but I don't see how it can be this year.  They should try to move Alvarez in the offseason and give Snider a chance at 1B.  I like Snider's chances/upside more than Pedro's.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 10:47 AM

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Yeah, Marte is the starting outfielder.  Factoring in defense, Marte would have to be significantly worse than Snider offensively to justify starting Snider over him.  Snider isn't even a poor defensive player, just Marte is excellent.  I would be fine with either Snider or Alvarez as the starting First Baseman next season, I'd also be okay with Lambo.  I'd only keep two of them though and trade the other since all three have some value.  One is your primary First Baseman, and the other is your primary bat off the bench and first sub should their be an injury to the outfield or first base.
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Posted: 08/15/2014 1:25 PM

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Snyder is hitting well now, but I really see him having a Matt Stairs type career. Which if so, I would love for him to remain on the Pirates. A lot can be said for a guy that can hit off the bench.
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Posted: 08/15/2014 2:49 PM

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TBayXXXVII wrote: I like Marte being in the lineup.  Snider has done enough for me to at least give him a shot... but I don't see how it can be this year.  They should try to move Alvarez in the offseason and give Snider a chance at 1B.  I like Snider's chances/upside more than Pedro's.
Snider is having a nice strech, but he is still a .260 hitter that plays average defense at best. I do like his moxie, and would keep him as the 4th OF. He is also only hitting .208 on the road this season. He had a monster July, for him, and is doing pretty well so far in August.

I would like to see how he does over the rest of the season before I committed any real contract to him, but he does seem to be working his way into a nice 4th OF.

** I still say I would trade Marte, as I dont see him as the answer in LF. I think he is a nice player, but I would try and package him with a Pitcher and see if I could get an upgrade in LF, not that it will ever happen, but I can wish.
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