First Pitch: The Pirates Second Half Pitching Depth
Jun29

First Pitch: The Pirates Second Half Pitching Depth

A big reason why the Pittsburgh Pirates were successful last season was due to their pitching staff, and more specifically, the depth of their staff. Every time a starting pitcher went down, someone was there to step in and keep the team afloat. The depth in 2014 has also been strong, although the story isn’t exactly the same for the guys that are being replaced. The Opening Day rotation included Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole,...

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Minor Moves: Stetson Allie Activated From the DL

The Altoona Curve have activated Stetson Allie from the disabled list. Allie was on the DL with a concussion, which he suffered during a brawl two weeks ago. He’s in the lineup tonight for the Altoona Curve, playing first base. Indianapolis has also announced a few moves, with infielder Brent Morel being placed on the disabled list, and catcher Omir Santos activated from the DL. Morel is a member of the Pirates’ 40-man...

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Minor Moves: Wyatt Mathisen to the West Virginia DL, JaCoby Jones Activated
Jun28

Minor Moves: Wyatt Mathisen to the West Virginia DL, JaCoby Jones Activated

Last night we wrote about how Wyatt Mathisen left the West Virginia Power game early after a collision at third base, which resulted in a lower leg injury. Mathisen has been placed on the disabled list today. The good news for West Virginia is that JaCoby Jones has been activated from the DL. Jones had been out for the last week with a knee injury, and it doesn’t look like it was major, since he only missed a week.

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Pirates Activate Gerrit Cole, Option Brandon Cumpton
Jun28

Pirates Activate Gerrit Cole, Option Brandon Cumpton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list. They have optioned Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster. The move to activate Cole today was expected, as Clint Hurdle said earlier in the week that he would be starting tonight. The thing we didn’t know at the time is what the corresponding roster move would be. Brandon Cumpton made the most sense, as...

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The Latest on the Gregory Polanco Extension Talk
Jun28

The Latest on the Gregory Polanco Extension Talk

An extension for Gregory Polanco has been a hot topic this year. The Pirates made Polanco an offer during Spring Training, which was rejected. Earlier this week, Polanco said he was still open to negotiations on a deal. Jon Heyman has the latest on where the two sides stand, which apparently is still far apart. Heyman says that the Pirates have made a few offers for different lengths, including one believed to be a ten-year extension,...

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