All posts tagged "Francisco Liriano"

  • News and Rumors
    Francisco Liriano Could Be on a Minor League Deal

    Tom Singer has an article on the Pirates.com homepage about the non-roster invitees for Spring Training. In the article he has an interesting note about Francisco Liriano. The Bucs' NRI list currently includes 17, and there is at least one more on the way: Indications are that Francisco Liriano -- when all...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Finalize Agreement With Francisco Liriano

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized their two-year deal with Francisco Liriano. Rosenthal has the details below: https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/293451456579792898 https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/293451466524467200 I'm guessing that the first year salary would include performance bonuses for either playing time, or days on the active roster. That's the only way I could see a team...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates and Francisco Liriano Still Talking

    Jon Morosi has an update on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Francisco Liriano: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/290681155144011776 Liriano was a risk on a two-year deal prior to his recent injury. I'm not sure that the recent injury would do much to change that. It would only serve as a reminder that he could be considered injury...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: What Are the Alternatives if the Liriano Deal Falls Through?

    Back on December 21st, the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a two-year deal with left-hander Francisco Liriano. The deal has yet to be finalized, and we learned the other day that Liriano suffered an injury to his right arm, which is holding up the deal. It seems the deal could go either way...

  • News and Rumors
    Injury Delays Liriano Deal

    According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, Francisco Liriano's two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates hasn't been finalized due to the fact he injured his non-throwing arm. According to Biertempfel, the Pirates continue to talk to Liriano's agent and no deal is imminent. The two sides initially agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: 13 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Make a Difference in 2013

    The 2013 roster is starting to take shape. There are still a few off-season questions that remain unanswered. Will the Pirates trade Garrett Jones? Who will win the 5th starter job? Will the Pirates add any free agent relievers? Will they add any more free agents, period? One thing that is already...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Pirates Payroll and a Realistic View on Salary Dumps

    When the Pirates make a move that cuts salary -- such as what happened in the Joel Hanrahan trade -- you hear the usual "salary dump" cries. Technically the move was a salary dump. The Pirates saved about $6.5 M in the move. Dumping salary might have even been a key reason...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Thoughts on Liriano, Hanrahan, the Rotation, and the Payroll

    Some quick hits tonight in the aftermath of the Francisco Liriano deal. I was on the road most of the day today, and had a lot of time to think about the fallout from this deal. **I mentioned earlier that I felt the Francisco Liriano deal was a good risk for the...

  • Transactions
    Pirates to Sign Francisco Liriano

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Francisco Liriano, according to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The deal is a two year, $14 M deal. Liriano is coming off a season where he had a 5.34 ERA in 156.2 innings between Minnesota and the Chicago White Sox. That followed...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal – Francisco Liriano

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

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