Jameson Taillon to Have Tommy John Surgery
Apr06

Jameson Taillon to Have Tommy John Surgery

Jameson Taillon has been diagnosed with an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and will elect to have Tommy John surgery, the team has announced. I first reported Taillon was shut down a few weeks ago with what he described as “a little bit of elbow discomfort”. The initial MRI he received said the ligament was strong, which suggested the injury could be something in the form of bone chips in his...

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Pirates Have Four Players Among Youngest In Their League
Apr06

Pirates Have Four Players Among Youngest In Their League

J.J Cooper from Baseball America posted the lists of the ten youngest players in each league and four players in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system made the top ten in their league. Gregory Polanco is the sixth youngest in the International League. Alen Hanson ranks ninth in the Eastern League. Jin-De Jhang ranks tenth in the Florida State League. You won’t see Reese McGuire on the list(unless it gets updated), but he is...

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Jameson Taillon Had Second Opinion; Now All Parties Quiet as Pirates Decide the Next Step
Apr02

Jameson Taillon Had Second Opinion; Now All Parties Quiet as Pirates Decide the Next Step

A few weeks ago I reported that Jameson Taillon had been shut down due to elbow discomfort. Last week I reported that Taillon was going to seek a second opinion this Monday. Taillon did go for the second opinion on Monday, but didn’t want to comment on the results today. I don’t want to speculate on the results of the second opinion. However, I will point out this is a change from the previous updates when Taillon was open...

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Indianapolis Indians Opening Day Roster
Apr01

Indianapolis Indians Opening Day Roster

The Indianapolis Indians released their 2014 Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The top prospect at Indianapolis is Gregory Polanco, who is the #1 prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. Jameson Taillon will eventually join the Indianapolis roster, but he is currently out with elbow discomfort and seeking a second opinion. Left-handed pitchers are marked with an asterisk. A full preview of the Indianapolis Indians will be...

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First Pitch: 21 Reasons Why the Pirates Are Going to Have Another Good Season in 2014
Mar31

First Pitch: 21 Reasons Why the Pirates Are Going to Have Another Good Season in 2014

Every team has a weakness. Most of this off-season has been spent focusing on the big weaknesses for the Pirates — the first base spot and the fifth starter spot in the rotation. The Pirates didn’t do anything over the off-season to ease concerns about those two spots. And in the process, people continued to focus on those two positions, all while ignoring the fact that the positives on this team far out-weigh the...

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