Dejan Kovacevic Breaks Down Pirates, Upcoming Trade Deadline

PITTSBURGH (SportsRadio 93-7 The FAN) — Dejan Kovacevic of the Tribune Review joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the upcoming Pirates series against the Cardinals as well as the rapidly approaching trade deadline.

Dejan starts off saying the crowds should be great for this series, and cites what he calls the most tuned in crowd in PNC Park history last Monday.

Chase d’Arnaud is starting at third base tonight, and the guys ask Dejan why the shortstop of the future is learning on the fly at third base when Pedro Alvarez is stuck in the minors.  Dejan said d’Arnaud is not the shortstop of the future because he’s not nearly good enough defensively, and is adamant that the Pirates are doing the right thing by Alvarez by keeping him in the minors and having him work on the things he needs to in order to be effective at the major league level.

Dejan added that Alvarez is a hot and cold hitter, he’s either tearing the cover off the ball, or striking out too much, there really is no middle ground with him.  That being said, Dejan believes the Pirates don’t see Pedro helping them right now at the major league level, adding yet another reason for him to stay in the minors.

We wrap things up with Dejan having him weigh in on a number of trade rumors out there, and how he sees the Pirates approaching the trade deadline.

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  1. Vladimir says:

    Dejan Kovacevic is a SERBIAN name🙂

  2. Corey says:

    It has been a good run for the Pirates but this stretch and poor performance tonite just proves we are not ready for the big time yet. No trades will be done and if there are any won’t help.

  3. john says:

    The Pirates must make a trade for a big hitter,It may improve the hitting when needed!

    1. Corey says:

      sorry john but the Pirates won’t fo that because they don’t want to spend the money so as I said it was fun while it lasted. Nutting is making his money and will just pocket it. He doesn’t care.

  4. Robert says:

    no its the hitting coach he needs his fired he doesn’t teach our hitters good batting discipline and the bullpen is staring to collpase one again another losing season coming up fans i hope they fold or move im tired of this BS!!! ive never seen a winning pirates team and i probly never will

  5. RandyRandyTime says:

    PIRATES U MUST TRADE 4 1B CARLOS PENA AND LF JOSH WILLINGHAM AND KEEP PRESLEY OVERBAY AND G JONES CAN GO AND PROSPECTS DO IT NOW !!! AND CALL UP PEDRO ALVAREZ OR I WILL DROP YOU GUYS AS MY TEAM!!!!! 18 FREAKIN LOSING SEASONS ENOUGH!!!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I say get rid of overbay,jones and watson? and try to get pena lee and beltran

  7. Anonymous says:

    let pedro play george brett batted 188 his first year not saying pedro is brett let him play.

  8. mike says:

    let pedro play george brett batted 188 his first year not saying pedro is brett let him play.

  9. John G says:

    II I agree keep pedro,but get rid of steve peirce and Garett jones and the pitcher watson,!

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