First Pitch: The Bridge to Elias Diaz, Who is the Bridge to Reese McGuire
Nov14

First Pitch: The Bridge to Elias Diaz, Who is the Bridge to Reese McGuire

Russell Martin hasn’t signed anywhere yet, but it’s only a matter of time until he ends up picking his team. I don’t think that team will be the Pittsburgh Pirates, as I think his rumored asking price, plus the big market teams involved, will price the Pirates out of the mix. They are currently set up to go with Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart in 2015, if that happens. That combo would cost less than $2.5 M,...

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AFL: Joely Rodriguez Finishes on a Sour Note, Elias Diaz Reaches Base Three Times
Nov13

AFL: Joely Rodriguez Finishes on a Sour Note, Elias Diaz Reaches Base Three Times

On Thursday afternoon, Joely Rodriguez started the last game of the Arizona Fall League season. He came into the game with an 0.95 ERA, best among all starting pitchers in the AFL, but he didn’t continue his season-long success. Josh Bell and Elias Diaz were also in the lineup representing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scottsdale won 8-5 over Salt River, giving them a 12-20 record. Rodriguez started the first inning by allowing a line...

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AFL: Tyler Glasnow’s Final Start Doesn’t Go Well
Nov12

AFL: Tyler Glasnow’s Final Start Doesn’t Go Well

On Wednesday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Tyler Glasnow made his seventh start of the season and it didn’t go well. Ever since he put together three straight shutout performances, Glasnow has had issues with control and high pitch counts. All three Pittsburgh Pirates hitters were in the lineup on Wednesday. Scottsdale lost a one-sided game to Surprise, dropping them to 11-20 on the season. The Scorpions have just one...

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AFL: Joely Rodriguez Continues Impressive Fall Campaign
Nov07

AFL: Joely Rodriguez Continues Impressive Fall Campaign

On Friday night in the Arizona Fall League, Joely Rodriguez made his sixth start of the season and he continued his strong, season-long performance. All three Pittsburgh Pirates hitters were in the starting lineup, as Scottsdale defeated Glendale 1-0, giving them an 11-17 record. There are five games left in the AFL season. Rodriguez gave up a walk and a single in the first inning, but managed to avoid any damage by getting a double...

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AFL:  Tyler Glasnow Has Another Mixed Outing
Nov06

AFL: Tyler Glasnow Has Another Mixed Outing

On Thursday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League Tyler Glasnow took the mound for Scottsdale, making his sixth start of the season. All three Pittsburgh Pirates hitters were in the lineup, as the Scorpions took on Peoria. Scottsdale lost 5-3, dropping them to 10-16 on the year. There are six games left in the AFL season, so Glasnow should see one more start. Tyler Glasnow began the first inning with two fly balls to right field for...

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