First Pitch: The Next Liriano and The Left-Handed First Baseman
Dec11

First Pitch: The Next Liriano and The Left-Handed First Baseman

We’re through day two of four of the 2013 Winter Meetings. There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Pirates so far, specifically focused on first base and starting pitching. It’s to the point where we can get an idea of what the Pirates are going to do, and the only question that remains is “when will the moves take place?” I decided to break it down further for each position below. The Next Francisco...

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Pirates are Probably Out on Bronson Arroyo
Dec10

Pirates are Probably Out on Bronson Arroyo

Both Rob Biertempfel and C. Trent Rosecrans have heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are probably out on Bronson Arroyo. From what I'm hearing today, #pirates probably are out on Arroyo. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 10, 2013 told the #Pirates are probably out Arroyo — ctrent (@ctrent) December 10, 2013 Yesterday we heard that the Pirates met with Arroyo’s agent. The Twins also met with him and were...

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Pirates Plan to Meet With Bronson Arroyo’s Agent
Dec09

Pirates Plan to Meet With Bronson Arroyo’s Agent

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had checked in on Bronson Arroyo. Buster Olney reports today that they¬†plan to meet with Arroyo’s agent. https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/410057277811331074 Rob Biertempfel, who broke the original news on Arroyo, says that the right-hander is very interested in the Pirates. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/410057931736895489 The news on Arroyo indicates that the...

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Pirates Checked in on Bronson Arroyo
Dec08

Pirates Checked in on Bronson Arroyo

Rob Biertempfel has a preview of the Winter Meetings for the Pittsburgh Pirates, detailing the positions of need for the team this off-season. In the starting pitching section, Biertempfel mentions that the Pirates have checked in on Bronson Arroyo. Arroyo is a free agent, coming off a season with a 3.79 ERA in 202 innings, along with a 5.5 K/9 and a 1.5 BB/9. That followed a 2012 season where he had almost identical numbers, posting...

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Jeff Locke Shines But Reds Win 2-1 in 13 Innings
Jun20

Jeff Locke Shines But Reds Win 2-1 in 13 Innings

Having secured its prey, the black snake squeezes it to death before eating it. The body is coiled around the prey, tightening until respiration stops and suffocation occurs. — Encyclopedia Britannica Jeff Locke is a black snake. You watched him on the mound Wednesday night in the Pirates’ 2-1 loss at Cincinnati. He pitched seven scoreless innings despite allowing runners into scoring position in three of the first four...

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