Tag: Chris Archer

Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their head. At one point or another, this employee was competent at their job, but that competence was rewarded with a new challenge that they ultimately just weren’t cut out for. This […]
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An Early Look at an Estimated 2020 Payroll

Once any realistic hopes are gone for playoff contention, there’s not much left to look forward to in sports, especially if a team falls out of contention relatively early. For the Pirates, few individual storylines remain, aside from Bryan Reynolds’ run at a battle title and Rookie of the Year Award. In reality, the rest […]
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Pirates Place Chris Archer and Clay Holmes on Injured List; Recall...

The Pittsburgh Pirates added right-handed pitchers Dario Agrazal and Parker Markel ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. To make room on the 25-man roster, both Chris Archer and Clay Holmes were placed on the 10-day injured list. Archer started last night’s game, but while warming up for the second inning, he felt […]
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A History of Pirates’ Payroll Change at the Trade Deadline

Leading up to the Trade Deadline, the hope of many fans wanting to see the Pirates buying from just a few weeks ago had been replaced with sadness and despair due to the team’s recent swoon. Instead of hoping to pick up a piece or two at the deadline, now all fans could do was […]
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Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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Chris Archer Leaves Early Due to Left Hip Discomfort

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced via Twitter that right-handed pitcher Chris Archer left tonight’s start against the Milwaukee Brewers early as a precaution due to left hip discomfort. Archer allowed two runs in the first inning, then followed up with three shutout innings. He was replaced by Richard Rodriguez to start the fifth inning. He threw […]
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How Much Payroll Can the Pirates Trade Away?

Well, as Ron Burgundy might say, “That escalated quickly.” This wasn’t a topic I anticipated visiting quite this early, but after the entire pitching staff’s performance has seemingly fallen off a cliff, and twenty losses in their last twenty-nine games (as of June 20th) have the team hovering around last place in the division, it […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Chris Archer Placed on Injured List; Michael Feliz Recalled from Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Chris Archer on the 10-day injured list with right thumb inflammation. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz from Indianapolis. Archer started last night and allowed six earned runs over four innings of work. In five starts this season, […]
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Chris Archer Suspended Five Games for Sunday’s Incident

Major League Baseball has suspended Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher Chris Archer for his role in the bench-clearing incident with the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Archer has also been fined an undisclosed amount. In the fourth inning, Archer threw behind Derek Dietrich, which led to the benches emptying on both sides. Archer has the right to […]
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