Tag: Gerrit Cole

First Pitch: I Don’t Recommend Reading This Article

Tomorrow night, I will be doing three things: Cheering on the Rays Hoping the Patriots lose on Thursday Night Football Wondering how Neal Huntington still has his job I wrote about that last one a week ago, following a game where I watched the Rays — featuring Charlie Morton, Tyler Glasnow, and Austin Meadows — […]
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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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Williams: Can the Pirates Get it Right With Mitch Keller?

It's difficult looking at a pitching leaderboard these days if you follow the Pirates. There are currently 149 pitchers in the majors who have thrown...

A Look at Recent Highly Anticipated Pitching Debuts for the Pirates

Sometime soon, the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller. A lot of signs point to Monday’s doubleheader in Cincinnati being his possible debut, but nothing has been announced yet. Whether he starts that game or not, he’s on the verge of making his highly anticipated debut for the Pirates. With that in […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Williams: Comparing the Returns in the Gerrit Cole and Chris Archer...

In the last six months, the Pirates have traded one top of the rotation pitcher away and have traded for one top of the...

Williams: Revisiting Why the Pirates Traded Gerrit Cole

Right after the Pirates added Chris Archer and Keone Kela at the trade deadline, there were questions wondering why they traded Gerrit Cole and...

Williams: Revisiting Why the Pirates Traded Andrew McCutchen

There was a common question about the Pirates after they were buyers at this year's trade deadline: "Why did they trade Gerrit Cole and...

Williams: Unless They Adjust, the Pirates Will Waste Jameson Taillon and...

I'm not that worried about Mitch Keller's recent struggles. At least not in the sense of his long-term upside. Keller gave up three runs and...

Gajtka: It’s Early, But Gerrit Cole Looks Like One That Got...

PITTSBURGH -- I haven't exactly been reserved about my feelings on Gerrit Cole's dynamic first few starts for the Astros. https://twitter.com/MattGajtka/status/985004954992685056 Pardon the (self-edited) language there --...

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