Tag: Felipe Rivero

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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Felipe Rivero Prefers Personality to Intimidation

BRADENTON, Fla. — If you picture in your head the archetypal image of a Major League Baseball closer, you’ll probably come up something like the following. You’re thinking of a tall, right-handed pitcher with a powerful fastball, a wipeout breaking pitch and a surly demeanor. He’s stone-faced on the mound and unapproachable to the point […]
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Saunders: Breaking Down Felipe Rivero’s Usage

One of the hot button issues facing the Pirates during the 2017 season was the usage of star relief pitcher Felipe Rivero. Rivero, acquired from...

Where Do Starling Marte and Felipe Rivero Rank Among Their Position?

MLB Network has been posting their rankings of the top ten players at each position across the majors. It’s been going on now for over a month, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have barely been mentioned on any of the shows, so there hasn’t been anything to write about. That should change tonight when they cover […]
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Felipe Rivero and Neal Huntington Discuss the Extension

The Pirates made Felipe Rivero’s extension official today, announcing that they’ve signed him to a four-year deal with two option years. The deal pays him a guaranteed $22 M, and can be worth up to $41 M over six years if his options are picked up. Rivero and Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington talked with […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Officially Announce Felipe Rivero Extension

As reported back on Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates and closer Felipe Rivero agreed to a four-year contract with club options for the 2022-23 seasons. The Pirates made that official today, announcing the news this morning. General Manager Neal Huntington released a statement on the signing: “We are pleased to make this long-term commitment to Felipe […]
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Pirates and Felipe Rivero Reportedly Agree on Contract Extension

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates and closer Felipe Rivero have agreed on a four-year contract extension with two club options. Rosenthal believes the deal is for $22 M over the four years and each option is $10 M. As noted in the tweet below, this covers all four arbitration years for Rivero, […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates are Ranked as Having the Fifth Best Bullpen

Buster Olney finished up his rankings on Saturday by covering the top ten for multiple categories. His lists started two weeks ago with the top ten at each position, before doing the ten best teams yesterday and finally, the ten best bullpens, defenses, rotations and lineups today. These lists turned out to be brutal for […]
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Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Mercer, Kontos and Cole; Rivero will Go...

Today is the deadline for Major League teams and players to exchange arbitration figures. The Pittsburgh Pirates have four players who are eligible for salary arbitration this year. Gerrit Cole, Felipe Rivero, Jordy Mercer and George Kontos could all come to an agreement on a deal for 2018 before the deadline. If they don’t, then […]
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Is Felipe Rivero One of the Top Ten Relievers in the...

Buster Olney began his rankings of the top players by position on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have any starting pitchers in his top ten. I don’t think anyone is surprised to hear that. What might be surprising to some is his ranking of the top relievers in the game. Felipe Rivero was ranked among […]
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