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  1. Which approaach do the Pirates take ?? #1. ” If it’s not broke don’t fix it ” …stand pat with a team that is doing well or #2 Trade a few prospects for another bat for a , thus far, weak offensive team ??

    • I think trading some of our minor league prospects like Lambo, Sands, maybe DeJesus ( Ithink he’s the SS from Boston) maybe even Polmental for some minor pieces or a potential stop gap at RF (Rios) is fine. I don’t want them even thinking of trading guys like Taillon or Polanco. Glasnow and Kingham might be untouchable also.

  2. Welcome back to the world of winners, Dejan, by which I mean the Battlin’ Buccos. Forgive me if this is an awkward question for you, but I have been wondering for the past few years whether the Pirate front office’s sudden and dramatic turnaround in its financial investment in the team might have been influenced by that scandalous report in the Associated Press about how funds (i.e. huge profits) were being distributed among the owners and investors in the club. Do you think the AP revelations changed anything significant?

  3. If you were Shero, what’s your approach on the NHL Draft coming up? Are you looking to trade up? Depending on the Letang situation, if it’s concluded that an extension can not be reached, do you want to move him ASAP? Since skilled defenseman such as 58 are so far and few between, what kind of return would you think is appropriate? Also, say Cooke and Dupuis (hopefully not) walk this off season. Do you see any suitable replacements in this years UFA group? Thanks! -MT

  4. Can the Pirates pull off an A.J. Burnett like trade with the Angels for Albert Pujols. They have the money to pay him 12.5 million for the next 8.5 years. They would have to trade Gaby Sanchez and a top pitching prospect, but I think the Angels feel stuck with the Pujols deal and this would help both teams.

  5. Only post your questions in the chat box and not in the comments section.

    DK: Exactly! Thanks, Dom! Was about to do mention that myself.

  6. News Flash: Goodell vacates all New England wins since Hernandez joined team. “I’m not interested in punishing the guilty, that’s what the criminal justice system is for. I want to punish everyone who had nothing to do with this case such as the players, fans and coaches to call attention to my awesome power since I was woefully ineffective in every other violation I’ve ever encountered over which I actually preside. Special thanks to my good friend Marky E for advice and counsel.”

  7. I think, although petite, Olivia Munn might be a good cast as the iconic Wonder Woman. If they want to stay inside the box with the whole Amazon thing, then why not try Lindsey Vonn. She has acted before.

    That being said, I doubt that movie will be made in our life times.

  8. Jandy already caught this, but that Jose Tabata mention in the chat…
    Talk about ‘out of sight, out of mind.’

    Then again, with the way this team has been making hay with so many players and prior prospects nobody any longer had much hope for, Tabata will probably end up reappearing for us in the fall and be our Marco Scutaro.

    • He has until the trade deadline to prove himself. Everyone is well aware that RF is the most glaring need on this team. I’m not so sure Tabata may not be the answer. I kind of like what he has shown but he has to stay on the field. There is an above average major league player in there somewhere I just don’t know if we will ever see it or he will ever find it.

    • Nate Schierholtz for money@ and c

  9. **** A T T E N T I O N ***
    Any new comers, we hope you like what you see here. We love “chatting” with you.
    Bizrow (a regular contributor) has complied a list of hometowns for everyone who participates here, and we’d like to add YOUR hometown to Dejan’s Lunatics’ Asylum list.
    Please chime in anywhere and Biz or I will see it and make sure you’re represented on the list.
    THANKS! :)

    • Thanks, Jandy, you know, maybe for one day or so, us regulars should just lurk and not post very much, and see if we can get some new lunatics to stick their toes in the water here, as it were…

  10. Jandy,
    I went back to this morning’s thread to see what on earth you were talking about re: me being already “outed”…

    A genuine, laugh out loud moment. All I can say is, we better hurry up and make this movie Blog. John only need loosely script it as a documentary because the stuff that actually happens around here with perfect, comedic timing just can’t be made up.

  11. Morning thread is missing now.

  12. Just went to re-read the Morning thread, and it is completely gone.
    Also removed from the blog’s main page.

    Really strange.

  13. DK,

    Where did the morning thread go?

  14. “Dejan Kovacevic: I’m not sure how much more damning the Stanley Cup Final could have been to the Penguins’ coaching staff than it was.”

    Whew, spoke volumes.

    The other thing that jumped out at me were the comments about Shell’s Twitter account. Sounds like Pitt’s decision was a no brainer.

    • I just read some of Shell’s twitter stuff. Wow. What an ignorant kid. Madden was pretty hard on him, but he brought it on himself.

  15. Deal reached with Meadows according to Travis.

  16. Pitt’s Steven Adams is #12 pick and goes to OKC Thunder. Will have the best baller in the world as a teammate.

    UNLV’s Anthony Bennet is surprise top pick overall going to the Cavs.

  17. Fiddlesticks, the Jazz took Shabazz Muhammed. I really wanted my Bucks to get him.

  18. NBC is reporting that Letang is being offered $54M over 8 years.

  19. OK off to bed for me 4 am come much too quickly. Night Brandie :)

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