Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 6/28/13
Episode 11 of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports), James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) and myself (@timwilliamsP2) on the Pirates. Highlights of the show include: **The show has new intro music! It’s ‘Let’s Get it Started’ by Oh No Not Stereo. Courtesy of BeatPick.com **We talk about the expected decision to send Tony Sanchez down. When should Sanchez return to the majors? We explain the long-term benefit to keeping Michael McKenry up the rest of the year. **How much did the multiple jaw injuries impact Tony Sanchez? Are his numbers this year a reflection of his true hitting abilities? Were the numbers the last two years a result of the loss in weight from his two broken jaws? **In the second half of the show we each give our second half sleepers: guys who are currently on the roster who could provide a boost to the team in the second half. **If you missed it earlier this week, be sure to check out the first episode of Pirates Roundtable. We talk about how the first show went. **The trade market will heat up in July, and we discuss the needs a bit more. Right field is the glaring need, but the Pirates could get creative and upgrade first base, while shifting Garrett Jones to right field. That would allow Gaby Sanchez to move to third base and platoon with Pedro Alvarez, which would provide an upgrade at third. You’d still need a platoon option in right field, but this would give the Pirates more options if they wanted an everyday player. **Off-topic discussions: What Dodgers do we hate? Which Pirates writers look like Arrested Development characters? We all want to see “World War Z” and “This is the End”. Click here to download the show (right-click and “Save Link As”) or stream it below. ‘Let’s Get it Started’ by Oh No Not Stereo. Courtesy of BeatPick.com
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