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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Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco
Jun25

Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (via MLBTR) reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still discussing a long-term extension with outfielder Gregory Polanco. About a month ago, it was reported that the Pirates offered Polanco a $25 M guaranteed deal, which would have bought out control of three of his free agent years. The deal reportedly had a total value of between $50-60 M. Rojas quotes Polanco (in Spanish), who says that the two...

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The Mystery Surrounding Alen Hanson’s Time Off
Jun25

The Mystery Surrounding Alen Hanson’s Time Off

Alen Hanson has been out for the past five games due to an unknown reason. John Dreker reported that it wasn’t injury related. Today, Cory Giger reported that Hanson was out due to undisclosed disciplinary reasons. SS Alen Hanson must be buried deep in doghouse since he's missing 5th straight game for #AltoonaCurve cause of undisclosed discipline issue. — Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) June 25, 2014 This is not the first time...

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Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Week
Jun16

Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Week

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending June 15th. During the week, McCutchen led the Majors with four homers, 13 RBIs, 30 total bases and a 1.034 OPS. Among NL players, he led with a .483 average and .559 on base percentage. He had at least one hit in every game last week and currently has an 11 game hit streak. This is the...

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Gregory Polanco Doesn’t Appear to be Coming Up on Friday
Jun05

Gregory Polanco Doesn’t Appear to be Coming Up on Friday

Yesterday, I reported that sources were telling me that Gregory Polanco would be called up to the Pirates on Friday, after joining the team today. My sources told me that Polanco would leave for Pittsburgh today, and would be activated for Friday’s game. Shortly after, Ken Rosenthal, Dan Zangrilli, and Chris Cotillo confirmed the report. It was after this happened that Pirates officials started calling around, texting, and...

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Sources: Gregory Polanco to be Promoted on Friday
Jun04

Sources: Gregory Polanco to be Promoted on Friday

I received word from two different sources that Gregory Polanco will be getting the call to Pittsburgh on Thursday, and will be activated for Friday’s game. He is still in Indianapolis, and is expected to leave tomorrow for Pittsburgh. Polanco has been destroying Triple-A pitching, and the only reason he is down is due to Super Two status. If he is called up on Friday, and remains in the majors the rest of the year, he will end...

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