Pirates Offered Gregory Polanco a Seven Year Contract
May06

Pirates Offered Gregory Polanco a Seven Year Contract

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have offered Gregory Polanco a ten year contract, and that the outfielder rejected the deal. The reported deal would have been seven years with a guarantee of a little less than $25 M, along with three option years.¬†The seven years would buy out Polanco’s years of control, while the three option years would take care of his first three years of free agency. This...

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Gregory Polanco Named to Baseball America’s April All-Prospect Team
May04

Gregory Polanco Named to Baseball America’s April All-Prospect Team

Baseball America has announced their All-Prospect Team for the month of April and Gregory Polanco was named as one of the three outfielders on the team. Players are chosen based on their April performance and the team consists of just prospects. Polanco is the only Pittsburgh Pirates representative that BA chose for the squad. He was named as our own Player of the Month earlier this week. Polanco batted .400 in 24 April games, with...

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Brandon Cumpton Will Be Replacing Wandy Rodriguez
Apr23

Brandon Cumpton Will Be Replacing Wandy Rodriguez

This is nothing but speculation at this point, but it appears that Brandon Cumpton will be replacing Wandy Rodriguez for Thursday’s start in Pittsburgh. Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list this week, leaving the Pirates without a starter for Thursday. By process of elimination, Cumpton currently looks like the only option. Jeff Locke made his start on Monday. Casey Sadler started last night with Indianapolis. Stolmy...

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Jose Tabata Leaves Wednesday’s Game With Concussion-Like Symptoms
Apr16

Jose Tabata Leaves Wednesday’s Game With Concussion-Like Symptoms

During Wednesday’s afternoon game against the Cincinnati Reds, Jose Tabata collided with the left field wall after he made a catch in the fifth inning. After being attended to in the outfield by the trainer, Tabata¬†was removed from the game with mild concussion-like symptoms according to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Starling Marte, who was given the day off to start the game, replaced him in the field.

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Gregory Polanco Named the International League Batter of the Week
Apr14

Gregory Polanco Named the International League Batter of the Week

Gregory Polanco has been named the International League Batter of the Week for the week of April 7th – 13th. That’s not a big surprise, as Polanco had a hit in all seven games, going 14-for-28 with a double, two triples, and a home run. He also struck out just twice, and it seemed like he produced a highlight every single day.

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The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Organizational Probable Pitching Chart
Apr03

The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Organizational Probable Pitching Chart

When does (Insert Pitcher Here) start? Who starts on (Insert Day Here)? I get those questions throughout the season from people who are planning on going to games, or who have tickets to a game that is a few weeks away. Last year I decided to create a resource to project the probable starters at each level through the end of the month to help answer those questions. The resource got a good response, which is why we’ve brought it...

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