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 Post subject: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:02 am 
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Hopefully during the next cycle of trades, NH would at least attempt to acquire some Lefty relief, unless they think Veal is the short term answer.
Are they hoping Dumatrait is coming back sometime this season?.
Do they feel D. Veal, who has to be days away from a roster decision is the guy to take Burnett's innings?.

The team keeps stock piling these power arms, but they all seem to be righty.

When Veal was put on the Dl, i thought he was allowed only 30 days of minor league rehab.? Those 30 days have to be ending within the week.
Is he going to be offered back to the Cubs?, or do they do a Meek with him, and work out a trade?.
One way or another , the team needs to have at least 2 able bodied leftys in the pen.
so if Dumatrait is not in the picture, does Veal come back and become the situational lefty?.
Will the Pirates just go primarily with the right handed power arms they have been acquiring in the recent past?.
Don't know if anyone in AAA of AA is the answer, maybe someone can tell me someone to keep an eye on.
Would have been nice if NH could has switched Coke with Karstens last year in the Nady trade, that would have made that deal a slam dunk .

Just got done watching Mitch Williams talk about the Pirates recent trade.
He seems to be quite a dope, and has no idea what the Pirates are thinking of by trading a steady player like Morgan, for someone who in his book, is nothing special(Milledge).
He cites one of his major problems, was being traded to Washington, and handed the Cf/leadoff positon, with out deserving it.
Williams wants guys like Biggio, who plays 20 years, than guys that can only sustain it for 5 or 6.
Can't figure out how it relates to this deal though.. He didn't mention anything of the possible upside of this deal for the Pirates, only that he has seen Milledge play, and it was nothing special in his opinion. He made a comment that the Pirates might go after Dukes now, since he was also optioned to AAA, and wondered out loud if they would trade Mc cutchen to acquire him.

He mentioned nothing about the age difference, the small sample size of production Milledge has put up so far in the majors, and the fact that Hanrahan was good enough to be thought of enough to be a closer for the Us in the WBC. I figured as a supposed objective commentator, something in the Pirates behalf could have been brought up, even if he didn't believe it. Dave Valle just sat there like Humpty Dumpty. Apparently Williams promised Valle a nude shot of Dutch Daulton if he backed his stupid and misguided remarks. Valle is of no value on that show, and now i am tending to think the same for Williams.


I thought Williams liked what the Pirates were doing, dues to their barren minor league system, but on this latest deal, he thinks the team pretty much got raked over the coals.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
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Who the heck is Mitch Williams?

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
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Willton wrote:
Who the heck is Mitch Williams?


He was a relief pitches in the 1980's and 1990's, they called him Wild Thing.
He is now an alalyst on MLB Network.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
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Colin21 wrote:
Willton wrote:
Who the heck is Mitch Williams?


He was a relief pitches in the 1980's and 1990's, they called him Wild Thing.
He is now an alalyst on MLB Network.

Wrong. The appropriate answer was "Exactly." :P

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
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Willton wrote:
Colin21 wrote:
Willton wrote:
Who the heck is Mitch Williams?


He was a relief pitches in the 1980's and 1990's, they called him Wild Thing.
He is now an alalyst on MLB Network.

Wrong. The appropriate answer was "Exactly." :P


That works also. I only remember him because he got a save in the World Series for the Phillies, and i think he also gave up the most runs by a single pitcher in World Series history to the Blue Jays. So i don't think i would listen to a thing this bum has to say, when he is known for a thing like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
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Listening on the radio lastnight, they said Chavez actually has better numbers against lefties than Burnett did...Maybe a lefty isnt really needed if your righties can do the job?

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
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Mitch Williams was a joke and still is.

If he were in the music business, he would be Limp Bizkit.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Neil , how about getting some lefty relief
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Or Rick Astley, who had a big fat hit it was ghastly.


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