First Pitch: Thoughts on Wandy, Cumpton, Josh Wall, Tyler Glasnow, 2014 Draft
May23

First Pitch: Thoughts on Wandy, Cumpton, Josh Wall, Tyler Glasnow, 2014 Draft

The big news today was that the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. That was a move I called for last night, along with several times over the last few weeks as Rodriguez was coming back from his injury. Rodriguez just didn’t look like he had it this year. The results were poor, the velocity was down, and there was nothing suggesting he would bounce back to anything that would make him worth holding on...

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First Pitch: It’s Time to Replace Wandy Rodriguez With Brandon Cumpton
May22

First Pitch: It’s Time to Replace Wandy Rodriguez With Brandon Cumpton

On a personal note, I’ve had a string of migraine/tension headaches for almost two weeks straight. This is something I’ve dealt with my entire life, and I’ve never gotten an answer from doctors as to why it happens. Some of you might know this, especially the kind people who have shared their similar stories and helpful tips on Twitter in the past (those are always appreciated). Overall, this problem kind of sucks,...

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Prospect Watch: Brandon Cumpton Leads an Amazing Night of Minor League Pitching
May21

Prospect Watch: Brandon Cumpton Leads an Amazing Night of Minor League Pitching

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Minor League Schedule: Buddy Borden and Orlando Castro Try to Build on Great Outings
May19

Minor League Schedule: Buddy Borden and Orlando Castro Try to Build on Great Outings

Today’s Starters: Brandon Cumpton, Adrian Sampson, Orlando Castro, Buddy Borden

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Brandon Cumpton to be the 26th Man, Nevin Ashley Could Come Up
May17

Brandon Cumpton to be the 26th Man, Nevin Ashley Could Come Up

Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan has a few updates tonight on who could be called up for tomorrow’s double-header. First, Zangrilli says that Brandon Cumpton will be the 26th man. Pirates will also bring up Brandon Cumpton as 26th man. — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) May 18, 2014 The scheduled starters are Charlie Morton and Gerrit Cole, so Cumpton would probably just serve as an extra arm out of the bullpen. He was...

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