First Pitch: Evaluating the Ike Davis Trade
Jun16

First Pitch: Evaluating the Ike Davis Trade

Normally when it comes to trades, you get an evaluation immediately. In the case of Ike Davis, we had to wait for the player to be named later, which ended up being announced today as Blake Taylor. The deal couldn’t be official prior to today, because Taylor couldn’t be dealt until one year after he was signed. Now that it is official, we can fully evaluate the move. For a recap, the full move was Ike Davis in exchange for...

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Prospect Watch: Luis Heredia’s Best Start of the Year; JaCoby Jones Homers
Jun16

Prospect Watch: Luis Heredia’s Best Start of the Year; JaCoby Jones Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Casey Sadler #16). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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First Pitch: Five Hundred
Jun15

First Pitch: Five Hundred

On March 25th, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations. That was when the Pirates were counting on Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano to lead the rotation. It was when Wandy Rodriguez showed some promise by staying healthy and pitching fairly well in Spring Training. It was when many were projecting the Edinson Volquez experiment would end in failure. It was before Jameson Taillon...

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Pirates 23rd Round Pick Trying to Get Out of His Commitment to Tulane
Jun14

Pirates 23rd Round Pick Trying to Get Out of His Commitment to Tulane

Pittsburgh Pirates 23rd round pick Zach Warren was just on ESPN 97.3 FM in South Jersey, talking with Tyler Donohue about being drafted by the Pirates and his upcoming decision. Warren is a prep left-hander who throws in the mid-to-upper 80s, and has room to add more velocity with a 6′ 4″, 185 pound frame. The lefty said that he knew the Pirates were going to be drafting him on day three, and knew around when they would be...

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Vance Worley to Start For the Pirates on Sunday
Jun14

Vance Worley to Start For the Pirates on Sunday

The Pittsburgh Pirates will bring up right-handed pitcher Vance Worley to start against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, according to Dan Zangrilli. As expected, the Pirates will bring up Vance Worley to start tomorrow against the Marlins. — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) June 14, 2014 The move is expected, as Worley was removed from his previously scheduled start on Friday. That was partially due to the promotion of Nick Kingham,...

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