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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby machine3 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:43 pm

4-4 tonight ;-D
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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby Maris09 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:05 pm

Pitt just sent down a coulple infielders (Josh Harrison and Pedro Ciriaco).
Looks like they may be making room to bring Alvarez back up and shift Wood over to the utility role.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby Ursa » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:16 pm

Yahoo's latest blurb:

3B Pedro Alvarez has gone 10-for-20 the past five games with Class AAA Indianapolis, but the Pirates want to give him more time there. He still is not making enough solid contact or driving the ball to the opposite field.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:34 pm

Andrew Bird: When will the Pirates free Pedro? Are they punishing or trying to send a message to him?

Dejan Kovacevic: Punishing? Seriously? Wow, no.

He's beginning to do some encouraging things at the plate, but his numbers are making that look better than it is, according to management. They want him to get back to driving the ball to the opposite field, not being so pull-happy. That, they feel, will address some of the more glaring shortcomings you saw during his earlier stint this year.

This is the right move, keeping him in Indianapolis. It really is. The Pirates' best bat they can acquire, at the best price, is Alvarez at his peak. When he goes on a tear, it tends to be of the epic variety. Bringing him up now just because he's better than Brandon Wood doesn't add up for me.

As I tweeted a little while back, I expect to see Ronny Cedeno and Steve Pearce activated, Chris Leroux sent back. You'll still have Wood, Pearce and Chase d'Arnaud for third.

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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby Maris09 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:00 pm

Just recalled.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby bigken117 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Maris09 wrote:Just recalled.


and hitting 5th tonight. There goes any glimmer of hope for Brandon Wood getting regular AB :-/
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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby ensanimal » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:34 pm

Did he just take a walk?! 8-o
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Re: Pedro Alvarez is busting

Postby k.k. » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:39 pm

I'm going to give him a shot. Trumbo hasn't been doing much lately and Freeman has been holding down 1st base nicely for me so far.
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