Tag: Jon Niese

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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Pirates Trade Jon Niese to the Mets For Antonio Bastardo

The Pirates have traded left-handed pitcher Jon Niese back to the Mets, according to Jon Heyman. jon niese goes back to mets in deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 1, 2016 And if that’s not funny enough, the Pirates confirmed the move, saying they got Antonio Bastardo from the Mets. Bastardo was signed for two […]
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Neal Huntington on the Trade Deadline: “We plan to add.”

WASHINGTON — The Boston Red Sox made the first big pitching move of the 2016 trade deadline season, grabbing Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres for Anderson Espinoza, who was rated by Baseball America as the 15th best prospect in baseball. It was a steep price to pay for a player that didn’t even […]
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Pirates Off to Another Slow Start Out of the Break With...

WASHINGTON — In 2015, the Pirates came out of the All-Star break by losing five of their first six games. In 2016, it’s been much of the same, as they dropped their second straight game to the Washington Nationals, 6-0 on Saturday night. Also for the second straight game, the Pirates struggled offensively. Through two […]
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Pirates Notes: Jonathon Niese is Moving to the Bullpen For Now

WASHINGTON — The Jonathon Niese experiment is over, at least for now. The Pirates will move the left-handed pitcher to the bullpen for the second half of the season, manager Clint Hurdle said Friday afternoon. Niese carries a career-high 5.13 ERA after 18 starts and the emergence of several young pitchers has made his spot […]
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Niese Gets Roughed Up in 6-5 Loss to Cubs on Sunday

PITTSBURGH — For the last few seasons, the Pirates have become noteworthy for being a place that has restored a large number of cast-off pitchers to a level that met or exceeded their previous career highs. A.J. Burnett, J.A. Happ and Francisco Liriano all came to Pittsburgh and exceeded expectations under the tutelage of pitching […]
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The Pirates Are Shopping Jon Niese, But What Could They Get...

The Pirates have a wave of pitching prospects reaching the majors right now. Chad Kuhl will be making his third MLB start this weekend. Steven Brault just made his debut last night. Tyler Glasnow will arrive tomorrow to pitch in St. Louis. Jameson Taillon is expected to return from the disabled list right after the All-Star break. […]
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Plenty of Blame to Go Around for Pirates in 5-3 Loss

PITTSBURGH — When things are going really poorly, sometimes it’s hard to pick out one thing that — or even a few things — that is causing a team to under-perform. That seems to be the case with the Pirates, who lost their third straight game to the San Francisco Giants, 5-3, Thursday afternoon to […]
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Pirates Are an Erik Kratz Injury Away From Sean Rodriguez Catching

CHICAGO – The Pirates lost 4-3 to the Cubs tonight, continuing their recent slump by going 1-9 in their last ten games, and 5-16 in their last 21. The problems with the team this year haven’t been limited to just one thing. The pitching has been a big issue, but injuries have also made the […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Rotation Needs Help, and There’s No Easy...

NEW YORK – Right after Curtis Granderson hit a lead off home run tonight, I clicked over to Baseball-Reference to see the last time the Pirates were below .500 this late in the season. It didn’t take long to find that team. The 88 win 2014 Pirates were 34-35 on June 16th, and didn’t get […]
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