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 Post subject: Re: Locke and McPherson
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Jeff Karstens, like most of his Pittsburgh Pirate teammates, hasn't sprinted to the finish. He last started a game since August 31 and was scored upon in three straight relief outings before Monday.

General manager Neal Huntington seemed lukewarm about Karstens' chances of claiming a spot in the 2013 rotation, leaving Rob Biertempfel to speculate that the righthander is a candidate to be non-tendered.

Karstens, 5-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 15 starts, has one year of arbitration eligibility left and could be in line for a deal of about $4 million. With rookies Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson expected to be in consideration for rotation spots next spring, Karstens is far from a guarantee.


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 Post subject: Re: Locke and McPherson
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Ralphie wrote:
It's crazy not to count Burnett in the rotation. He has been our most consistent starter over the course of the season and is a 15 million dollar a year pitcher. He will be there.


I didn't say we couldn't count on him to be in the rotation, just that we can't expect another year like this year. Probably more like .500 IF he stays healthy.


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 Post subject: Re: Locke and McPherson
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:45 pm 
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doug frobel wrote:
I think Locke has pretty good stuff, he just is pitching in uncharted territory this late in the year. McPherson has even more upside. We need at least one of them to make the rotation next spring. Karstens could very well be non-tendered to save $4 million. We really need to sign a solid starting pitcher this offseason, and there are a bunch out there. Edwin Jackson, Dan Haren,and Shuan Marcum come to mind. AJ is getting old, so I don't think we cn count on him having another year like this year.
That leaves:

Free Agent
AJ
Wandy
JMac
Locke or McPherson



We already got rejected from Edwin I dont think we go down that road. 4 mill will not get a much better pitcher than what we know were will get from Karestens plus Cole is projected to be in the bigs buy next July. See if Karestens would sign a 2 or 3 year deal at 3 mill a season and have him be the guy you can transition into the Pen


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 Post subject: Re: Locke and McPherson
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:51 am 
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BigdaddyK wrote:
doug frobel wrote:
I think Locke has pretty good stuff, he just is pitching in uncharted territory this late in the year. McPherson has even more upside. We need at least one of them to make the rotation next spring. Karstens could very well be non-tendered to save $4 million. We really need to sign a solid starting pitcher this offseason, and there are a bunch out there. Edwin Jackson, Dan Haren,and Shuan Marcum come to mind. AJ is getting old, so I don't think we cn count on him having another year like this year.
That leaves:

Free Agent
AJ
Wandy
JMac
Locke or McPherson



We already got rejected from Edwin I dont think we go down that road. 4 mill will not get a much better pitcher than what we know were will get from Karestens plus Cole is projected to be in the bigs buy next July. See if Karestens would sign a 2 or 3 year deal at 3 mill a season and have him be the guy you can transition into the Pen


Jeff made 3.1 million this year. He's going into his last year of arbitration....I'd expect him to make around 4 next year.


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