Tag: Jon Niese

Gerrit Cole Makes His Spring Training Debut

BRADENTON, Fl. - Gerrit Cole made his first start of Spring Training today, throwing two innings and giving up two runs on wind-aided homers....

Pirates Notes: Good Signs From Bell, Niese and Vogelsong Debut, Emrick...

BRADENTON, Fl. - Josh Bell has been criticized about his glove work at first base since the beginning of last year. If today is...

First Pitch: A Potential Rule Change That Could Impact a Few...

Today there was a report from the AP which discussed a few potential changes to the game in the future. In the second half of...

Winter Mini-Camp: Day Three Discussion Thread

Today is day three of the Pirates' winter mini-camp, which will feature more of the same from the past two days. Pitchers throwing long...

Winter Mini-Camp: Day Two Discussion Thread

Day Two of the Pittsburgh Pirates' winter mini-camp is underway. Just like yesterday, we have a discussion thread for anything Pirates-related on your mind....

Despite Concerns, Pirates Ranked Among Top Ten Rotations in Majors

On Monday morning, Buster Olney listed his top ten rotations in baseball and he has the Pittsburgh Pirates rated seventh overall(subscription required). The top...

16 Boom or Bust Pirates Who Could Make a Difference in...

It's kind of become a New Year's Eve tradition for me to write about the boom or bust players who could make a difference for the...

First Pitch: Why the Jon Niese Trade Is Probably Better Than...

Today, the St. Louis Cardinals signed Mike Leake to a five-year, $80 M deal. As you may remember, a few weeks ago I posted...

Huntington on Morton, Niese, Hanson, Taillon, Melancon, Nicasio, Goebbert, Cubs

Neal Huntington met with the media today at PirateFest, including our own Sean McCool, and discussed a lot of off-season topics, including today's trade...

First Pitch: Breaking Down the Neil Walker Trade

When I tell people what I do, the first question they ask is some variation of "Are you from Pittsburgh?", which only leads to...

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Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...