Pirates Designate Wirfin Obispo For Assignment
Aug13

Pirates Designate Wirfin Obispo For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right-handed pitcher Wirfin Obispo for assignment to make room for Ramon Cabrera, who was claimed off waivers today from the Detroit Tigers. Obispo was claimed off waivers back in June from the Atlanta Braves. He has posted a 3.16 ERA in 25.2 innings with Indianapolis since the claim, along with a 24:13 K/BB ratio. Obispo can still clear waivers, at which point the Pirates could outright him to...

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Pirates Claim Ramon Cabrera From the Tigers
Aug13

Pirates Claim Ramon Cabrera From the Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed catcher Ramon Cabrera from the Detroit Tigers, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. Ramon Cabrera claimed off waivers by Pirates. Erie catcher DFA'ed by #Tigers to make room for Farmer on 40-man. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 13, 2014 If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Cabrera was traded by the Pirates to the Tigers prior to the 2013 season, in exchange for Andy...

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How a Sports Handicapper Tried to Frame Jeff Locke For Fixing Games Over a Facebook Message
Aug13

How a Sports Handicapper Tried to Frame Jeff Locke For Fixing Games Over a Facebook Message

This story from Sports Illustrated is probably the craziest story you’ll read this week. It’s about how a sports handicapper and a childhood friend of Jeff Locke’s tried to make it seem like he and Locke were intentionally fixing games. This was all during the early part of Locke’s career in 2012, when his results were pretty horrible. In short, the handicapper was accurately guessing that Locke would have a...

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When Will Tyler Glasnow Be Promoted to Altoona?
Aug13

When Will Tyler Glasnow Be Promoted to Altoona?

Tyler Glasnow had another impressive start for Bradenton last night. After every impressive Glasnow start, I get asked when he will be promoted. I’ve given my thoughts on this subject several times, with the answer being that I don’t think Glasnow will be promoted at this point. About a month ago it might have made sense to get him up to Altoona for a few starts at the end of the year. Now? Bradenton has been playing well,...

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First Pitch: MLB Lining Up For a Battle of Big Market vs Small Market Teams
Aug13

First Pitch: MLB Lining Up For a Battle of Big Market vs Small Market Teams

All eyes are on a great playoff race, where the Pittsburgh Pirates have moved 1.5 games up from the St. Louis Cardinals in the top Wild Card spot, and have pulled to 1.5 games back from the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the NL Central. Every game will be big from this point forward, but the upcoming games against Detroit and Washington this week will be crucial, as they stand in the beginning of a tough schedule the rest of the...

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