Winter Leagues: Mel Rojas Jr. Collecting Extra-Base Hits, Tito Polo Begins Season In Colombia
Nov14

Winter Leagues: Mel Rojas Jr. Collecting Extra-Base Hits, Tito Polo Begins Season In Colombia

On Wednesday night in the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.¬†More on him below. Carlos Paulino played his sixth game, coming in as a defensive replacement behind the plate in the ninth inning. He didn’t get a chance to bat. Willy Garcia had his second straight 0-for-4 game, though he didn’t strikeout, which is a small victory. Garcia is still hitting .304 through 17 games and has...

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Andrew McCutchen Finishes Third in MVP Voting
Nov13

Andrew McCutchen Finishes Third in MVP Voting

Major League Baseball announced the National League Most Valuable Player award on Thursday night. Andrew McCutchen¬†finished third behind the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw(winner) and Giancarlo Stanton in voting. He was looking to win back-to-back MVP awards, which was last done in the NL by Albert Pujols in 2008 and 2009. He was also trying to become just the second Pittsburgh Pirates player to win multiple award, following Barry...

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AFL: Joely Rodriguez Finishes on a Sour Note, Elias Diaz Reaches Base Three Times
Nov13

AFL: Joely Rodriguez Finishes on a Sour Note, Elias Diaz Reaches Base Three Times

On Thursday afternoon, Joely Rodriguez started the last game of the Arizona Fall League season. He came into the game with an 0.95 ERA, best among all starting pitchers in the AFL, but he didn’t continue his season-long success. Josh Bell and Elias Diaz were also in the lineup representing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scottsdale won 8-5 over Salt River, giving them a 12-20 record. Rodriguez started the first inning by allowing a line...

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Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli From Yankees In Exchange For Justin Wilson
Nov12

Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli From Yankees In Exchange For Justin Wilson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for left-handed pitcher Justin Wilson. Cervelli has played parts of seven seasons for the Yankees, although he doesn’t hit free agency until after the 2016 season. He played 49 games this year, hitting .301/.370/.432 in 146 at-bats. He has been at least league average on defense(dWAR) each year during his career and has thrown...

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AFL: Tyler Glasnow’s Final Start Doesn’t Go Well
Nov12

AFL: Tyler Glasnow’s Final Start Doesn’t Go Well

On Wednesday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Tyler Glasnow made his seventh start of the season and it didn’t go well. Ever since he put together three straight shutout performances, Glasnow has had issues with control and high pitch counts. All three Pittsburgh Pirates hitters were in the lineup on Wednesday. Scottsdale lost a one-sided game to Surprise, dropping them to 11-20 on the season. The Scorpions have just one...

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