All posts tagged "Joel Hanrahan"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: The Bullpen

    Mark Melancon was a huge steal in the Joel Hanrahan trade last off-season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)...

  • Free Articles
    P3 Episode 19: Catching Up With Rocco DeMaro

    Episode 19 of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. It has been a...

  • Analysis
    The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change

    Pirates GM Neal Huntington signing autographs at Petco Park. A little under a year ago, things weren’t...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Is the “Proven Closer” Era Over?

    Mark Melancon is the latest reliever to derail the "Proven Closer" theory. (Photo Credit: David Hague) This...

  • Analysis
    Red Sox Knew Joel Hanrahan Was an Injury Risk

      The Red Sox knew that there were health issues when they traded for Hanrahan. Per MLBTR, Buster Olney was on the Mut & Merloni radio show in Boston, and spoke during the interview about the Joel Hanrahan trade. Olney mentioned that the Red Sox, along with "many teams", were aware that...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Hanrahan a Recent Example of Why You Sell High on Relievers

    Joel Hanrahan has been removed as the Red Sox closer. Back when the Joel Hanrahan trade happened, there were a lot of complaints that the Pittsburgh Pirates didn't get enough in return and should have held on to Hanrahan until the trade deadline to get a better return. Today, after a rough...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: 21 Questions to Answer

    It's Opening Day, those two sweet words marking an event beloved by fans of all 30 teams. No more frivolous exhibition games or exaggerated position battles. It's a day indisputably tied to ideas of hope, but also to wondering and questions that will take 162 games to answer. Tom and Tim gave...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Today’s Cuts Bring Up the Hanrahan Trade Again

    Mark Melancon was one of the main pieces in the Joel Hanrahan trade. The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first round of cuts today at the major league level. Two of the players who were cut were Jerry Sands and Stolmy Pimentel, who made up half of the return for Joel Hanrahan over...

  • 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...

  • Analysis
    Why the Joel Hanrahan Trade is a Good Move

    The Joel Hanrahan trade was completed today, with Hanrahan and Brock Holt going to Boston. The Pirates received four players in the trade: Jerry Sands, Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel, and Ivan De Jesus Jr. Here are my thoughts on each player in the deal, and the overall trade. From the Pirates Joel...

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