Tag: Francisco Liriano

Pirates Announce that Francisco Liriano and Melky Cabrera Will Make Opening...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Saturday morning that left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano and outfielder Melky Cabrera will both be added to the 40-man roster and they will make the Opening Day roster. The Pirates currently have a full 40-man roster, though that includes reliever Edgar Santana, who will miss the entire season due to Tommy […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Pirates Agree to Minor League Deal with Francisco Liriano

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached a deal with left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano. No word yet if it’s a Major League or minor league deal. The 35-year-old Liriano spent 2018 with the Detroit Tigers, where he made 26 starts and one relief appearance. He had a 4.58 ERA and a 5.11 […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Williams: Is There an Expiration Date For the Pirates’ Reclamation Magic?

Ivan Nova currently has a 3.87 ERA and a 4.06 xFIP. For a free agent signing on a three-year, $26 M deal, those aren’t bad surface numbers. He’s making about $8.5 M per year on average, and is currently worth 1.5 fWAR, with the typical $/WAR figure for free agents coming in at $8-9 M […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

The Pirates Spent the Francisco Liriano Savings, So Let’s Review the...

I made a decision last week: I’m done discussing the Francisco Liriano trade, unless something new happens that updates the discussion. This decision probably should have come a lot sooner. Liriano was traded on August 1st, and since then, there has been five months of almost daily conversation about the trade. Actually, conversation isn’t the […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

First Pitch: Which Mistake Will the Pirates Try to Avoid This...

The Pirates didn’t have a good off-season last year when it came to pitching. You could argue that one of their biggest mistakes was watching J.A. Happ sign elsewhere for an affordable three years and $36 M. They received a lot of criticism after trading for Happ, and then took even more criticism when they […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

First Pitch: What Has Changed Since the Liriano Trade Was First...

For years, the Pirates followed a pretty consistent strategy when it came to trading prospects and taking on payroll. That strategy was always to defer to taking on money, rather than giving up additional players. They did this in 2011, when they were barely contenders, and traded for Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick, taking on […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

First Pitch: We Enter Day 47 of the Non-Stop Liriano Trade...

When it comes to discussing good trades or signings the Pirates have made, the expiration date for talking about those moves is short. When it comes to discussing bad trades or signings the Pirates have made, there is literally no expiration date, even if you talk about it daily. We are now entering day number […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Taking a Huge Risk With the...

I expected the Pirates to add a starting pitcher today, predicting last night that they’d go for a lower cost guy, rather than one of the big arms from the Tampa Bay rotation. They did that with the addition of Ivan Nova. I also expected them to deal away one of their starters like Jon […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Pirates Trade Francisco Liriano to the Blue Jays

The Pirates made a surprising late move today, dealing Francisco Liriano to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Robert Murray. Source: Blue Jays get Liriano from Pirates — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayFRS) August 1, 2016 Jon Heyman has since confirmed the news, although that doesn’t seem necessary since Murray has been first on every Liriano transaction […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

First Pitch: The Old Francisco Liriano Didn’t Stick Around For Long

Last Thursday, Francisco Liriano went out and pitched a gem, giving up two earned runs in 6.2 innings, but most importantly, striking out 13 and walking none. It looked like the old Francisco Liriano was back. The Liriano that was statistically one of the best pitchers in baseball from 2013-2015. The pitcher that hasn’t shown […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Site Updates

Site Updates: Get Discounted Subscriptions and Gift Certificates For Father’s Day

Father's Day is tomorrow, and if you're looking for a last-minute gift idea, we've got Pirates Prospects subscriptions on sale. You can get 20%...