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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    The main issue I have with this signing (not that I truly care, 'cause I don't) is that the reward is going to have to be awfully high to match the price.
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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    He's pitched one full season over the course of his career. Has had one good year over the past four. Totally not scared.

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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    As someone said earlier, a lot of people were wondering why the Pirates wanted anything to do with AJ Burnett. Sometimes a change of scenery is all a guy needs -- especially a starting pitcher going from the AL to the NL. Not saying this was a good move for the Bucs, but I don't think it was a terrible one. They definitely needed another starting pitcher. They have a pretty decent rotation now from 1-5.
    I don't really see the Burnett comparison. Outside of 2010 and 2011, Burnett was always a good (albeit overpaid) pitcher. Liriano has nowhere near the track record of Burnett. Change of scenery can help, but it can only do so much.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Oops. Looks like Liriano might not be a Pirate after all.

    Liriano's agreed-to contract with the Pirates is in jeopardy after the pitcher injured his right arm sometime around Christmas, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/88...s-injuring-arm
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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    I realize I'm probably incurring horrible karma here, but I can't stop laughing at this.

    http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/ne...ticle_41106944
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I realize I'm probably incurring horrible karma here, but I can't stop laughing at this.

    http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/ne...ticle_41106944


    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Carl Pavano will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after suffering a ruptured spleen when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow on his driveway.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Someone help me out here, should I be impressed that he shovels his own driveway?
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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Someone help me out here, should I be impressed that he shovels his own driveway?
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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I realize I'm probably incurring horrible karma here, but I can't stop laughing at this.

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    Just bumping this to show that this signing was something that was clearly going to play out for the Pirates. They took a risk and it has worked out great for them so far.
    Last edited by klw; 10-02-2013 at 02:42 PM.

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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Well, I guess I was right, he was "not a horrible signing for the BOR"
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Pirates sign Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    The way Liriano has pitched the past several years has been quite Volquez-like. I think this is a good signing...for the Reds.
    For the Pirates.


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