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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Tyler Glasnow Named FSL Pitcher of the Week
Aug11

Tyler Glasnow Named FSL Pitcher of the Week

Bradenton Marauders starter Tyler Glasnow has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on August 10th. He made just one start, but it was a great one. On Thursday, he threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits, two walks and he recorded 11 strikeouts. On the season, Glasnow has a 1.53 ERA over 100 innings, with 122 strikeouts, a .171 BAA and a 1.09 WHIP. He leads the FSL in ERA, ranks second in...

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Austin Meadows and Buddy Borden Take Home Weekly Awards
Aug11

Austin Meadows and Buddy Borden Take Home Weekly Awards

The South Atlantic League named two Pittsburgh Pirates players as their weekly award winners, with Austin Meadows taking the top player award and Buddy Borden getting named as the top pitcher for the week ending on August 10th. It’s the first time that two West Virginia Power players have won the awards in the same week since they became a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate five years ago. Meadows hit .480 with four doubles and two...

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The Pirates Made a Better Offer For David Price
Aug01

The Pirates Made a Better Offer For David Price

Cork Gaines at Rays Index (via Charlie at Bucs Dugout) writes that Peter Gammons said on MLB Network that most people felt the Pittsburgh Pirates offer for David Price was greater than what the Rays received in terms of talent. The quote that Gaines relays is as follows. “Most people thought the Pirates offer, which was all about prospects and minor leaguers, might have been greater in terms of talent and that the Pirates were much...

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Padres Not Dealing Ian Kennedy or Joaquin Benoit
Jul31

Padres Not Dealing Ian Kennedy or Joaquin Benoit

Ken Rosenthal just tweeted that the San Diego Padres won’t be dealing pitchers Ian Kennedy or Joaquin Benoit, both of whom were mentioned as possibilities for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Source: No more trades for #Padres. Keep Benoit, Kennedy. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014...

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David Price Traded to the Tigers
Jul31

David Price Traded to the Tigers

There were a lot of questions about whether the Rays would deal David Price today. Joel Sherman reports that they’ve decided to deal Price before the deadline. Been told #Rays are definitely moving Price — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2014 Ken Rosenthal says that the Dodgers have been in talks for Price, and that top prospect Joc Pederson is in play. He also says that the Pirates had been discussing him as of this...

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