buffalobillsrul2002 wrote: Havok1517 wrote:
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Hey Havok, great call on Marte being a possible trade candidate. Pirates suck, and next year he has a club option at 6 million. There's no way Pittsburgh would pick that up
Yep, the 1st page write up says it all.
Oops. Wasted research, haha. Havoc, what do you think happens if Marte loses the job? Do you have any faith in Yates actually holding it (he would probably get first shot)? Personally, I think it would be a complete disaster and a CBBC (Closer by Blown Saves Committe) until Capps got back
As I have said to in the past, I don't think the Pirates should/would trust Yates in ninth if/when Marte is traded. Yates currently has more Walks than Strikeouts and he does not have good control. Plus, he's given up a run in 4 of his last 5 outings. So, yes, it would be a disaster in my mind. I think the Pirates would be much more comfortable using Grabow as the closer until Capps comes back but Grabow is also in demand as a trade piece and is better suited for situational setup duty. The best arm in the pen is former 1st round pick Sean Burnett as he systematically converting from starter to reliever due to past injuries. Something else that could happen is that one of the teams that they trade Marte and/or Grabow to could include a COTF type in the trade who could pitch in the closers role until Capps gets back. A few players that come to mind are Craig Hansen from the Red Sox, Joe Bisenius from the Phillies, Mark Melancon from the Yankees, or Jonathan Meloan from the Dodgers. Just a thought though.
This article here shows that the Pirates management is beginning to trust him a lot more in the latter innings of the game...Jul 10 LHP Sean Burnett has worked his way into a spot where he will be called on in more late-inning pressure situations, according to manager John Russell. Burnett has allowed just one run in his last eight outings and 10 1/3 innings until giving up the winning run in the seventh inning Wednesday. yahoosports