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    Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    If Aki can be picked up for league minimum, he wouldn't be a bad guy to have coming off the bench. He has played terribly this year but still has real value if his knee can hold up.

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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    If Aki can be picked up for league minimum, he wouldn't be a bad guy to have coming off the bench. He has played terribly this year but still has real value if his knee can hold up.
    I can see this being a really shrewd deal for the bench potentially, don't know the Reds will though what with the knee.
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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    Adding Alvarez to McCutchen, and the Pirates continue towards respectablility.
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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    The last time I checked, he had a horribly unfortunate BABIP despite a solid line drive rate. I can't check it from my phone right now. Does this still ring true?

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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    I'd pick him up on the cheap, to spell BP a bit and provide something off the bench (likely with more consistency then Cairo or Janish).
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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Adding Alvarez to McCutchen, and the Pirates continue towards respectablility.
    McCutchen and Alvarez are two of the more exciting young players in the game. If they can sign Tallion and Allie, I'll be impressed, although knowing the Pirates McCutchen and Alvarez will be long gone by the time the two young pitchers are ready for the big leagues.

    As per the topic of this thread, I'm not interested in Iwamura. I think Valaika or Sutton could provide a similar level of production for cheap, with youth and upside on their side.
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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    McCutchen and Alvarez are two of the more exciting young players in the game. If they can sign Tallion and Allie, I'll be impressed, although knowing the Pirates McCutchen and Alvarez will be long gone by the time the two young pitchers are ready for the big leagues.

    As per the topic of this thread, I'm not interested in Iwamura. I think Valaika or Sutton could provide a similar level of production for cheap, with youth and upside on their side.
    There is something to be said for experience, but I do think value wise Sutton could be more valuable. Although only due to the injury Iwamura has, if not then Iwamura on the cheap would be extremely wise.
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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    Iwamaru was the single worst position player I have seen this year.

    And I'm counting Corky in that mix.
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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    Can he pitch?

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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    The Pirates are starting to field an exciting team if these prospects live up to thier respective draft positions.

    1B - Jones
    2B - Walker
    3B - Alvarez
    SS - Cedeno
    OF - Milledge
    OF - Tabata
    OF - McCutchen
    C - Doumit

    And guys like LaRoche, Church, Crosby coming off the bench not a bad young team. WOuld be better if Clement could live up to the talent and be their 1B with Jones taking Milledge's place but a fun team to watch now all of a sudden.
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    Re: Pirates Designate Akinori Iwamura For Assignment

    Can he play anywhere besides 2nd? I know he played 3rd in Japan, but can he still play there? Or anywhere else in the IF?

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