AFL: Tyler Glasnow Runs Shutout Streak to Three Starts
Oct24

AFL: Tyler Glasnow Runs Shutout Streak to Three Starts

Tyler Glasnow got the start for Scottsdale on Friday afternoon, his fourth start of the Arizona Fall League season. After a rough first outing, Glasnow made two straight appearances in which he threw three shutout innings. On Friday, he ran that streak to three games and struck out six batters in the process. Elias Diaz and Dan Gamache were in the line for the Scorpions, who lost 2-1 to Surprise to drop to 7-9 on the season. Glasnow...

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First Pitch: Who Are the Best Reclamation Starting Pitchers For the 2015 Season?
Oct24

First Pitch: Who Are the Best Reclamation Starting Pitchers For the 2015 Season?

Over the last few years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten a lot of value on the pitching market. They added A.J. Burnett for two years, Francisco Liriano for two years, Edinson Volquez for a year, Vance Worley for the 2014 season plus four more years of control, and several other relievers for small costs. The combined cost for Burnett, Liriano, Volquez, and Worley was just under $30 M. The four pitchers combined for 164 starts with...

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2014 Recaps: The Fall and Rise of the 2014 Pirates Rotation
Oct23

2014 Recaps: The Fall and Rise of the 2014 Pirates Rotation

The results from the 2013 season gave some hope for the 2014 rotation. At the end of the year, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked like they had three top of the rotation guys in Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, and A.J. Burnett. During the off-season, they didn’t bring back Burnett, and instead went for Edinson Volquez. As a result, there was a lot of fan backlash to the set of moves, with Pirates fans wanting Burnett back, and...

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Starling Marte and Russell Martin Named Gold Glove Finalists
Oct23

Starling Marte and Russell Martin Named Gold Glove Finalists

Rawlings has announced their Gold Glove finalists, naming three players at each position in the AL and NL. The Pittsburgh Pirates had two finalists, with Starling Marte and Russell Martin being named finalists at their respective positions. This is the second year in a row that Marte and Martin were named as finalists. Last year Andrew McCutchen was also named a finalist, although he didn’t make the cut this year in center...

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Tyler Glasnow Named MiLB.com Starting Pitcher of the Year
Oct23

Tyler Glasnow Named MiLB.com Starting Pitcher of the Year

Tyler Glasnow has been getting a lot of recognition for his superb season at Bradenton this year and he picked up another honor Thursday morning. Glasnow was named the top starting pitcher in the minors by MiLB.com. The 21-year-old righty had a 1.74 ERA over 23 starts, throwing a total of 124.1 innings. Glasnow had 157 strikeouts and a .174 BAA, while allowing just three homers. He led the FSL in ERA and WHIP(1.05) and finished second...

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Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Josh Stinson
Oct23

Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Josh Stinson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson to a minor league contract. They have also given him an invitation to Spring Training. Stinson has pitched parts of four seasons in the majors, spending time with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. He made eight appearances for the Orioles this season, posting a 6.23 ERA in 13 innings. At AAA, he had a 5.48 ERA...

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