Tag: Jordy Mercer
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have activated shortstop Jordy Mercer from the 10-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have designated Sean Rodriguez for assignment. Mercer has been out since August 16th with a left calf strain. He was hitting .276/.400/.414 in 11 games in August before […]
The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up shortstop prospect Kevin Newman and outfielder Jordan Luplow prior to Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. To make room on the active roster, Jacob Stallings has been optioned to Indianapolis and Jordy Mercer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left calf strain. The Pirates have also […]
PITTSBURGH -- I asked about a month ago if it was too early to adjust our expectations for the Pirates. At that time, the team...
PITTSBURGH — Baseball is a team sport, but not necessarily a synergistic one. A batting lineup can run hot or cold, but that has little impact on how well arms and gloves can limit the opposition. There can easily be a disconnect between scoring and defending, perhaps more so than any other team sport. Even […]
The Pirates wanted Cole Tucker to build off his late success from last year in Altoona. Tucker had a strong finish to the year, seeing his offensive production improving over the final month of the season, before going down with a hand injury. So far this season, he’s definitely carrying over the improvements on the […]
We could argue that a team like the 2018 Pirates needed to fashion a fast break out of the starting gate to have a realistic chance at contention. Perhaps ‘need’ is a strong word here, but with young players taking on additional responsibility after two high-profile players were traded in the offseason, early positive feedback […]
PITTSBURGH — No one in the Pirates’ clubhouse wants to dwell on the fact that nearly every minute of their first nine games have been played in near-freezing temperatures. As Josh Bell reminded reporters following Wednesday’s snow squall of a loss to Minnesota at PNC Park, both sides are experiencing the same conditions. That is […]
PITTSBURGH – In 2017, the Pirates used just seven starting pitchers and had five players take 25 starts or more as the rotation went through a period of solid health compared to the league-wide average. Only Jameson Taillon’s cancer diagnosis kept a Pirates starter from taking his regular turn physically a year ago. In 2018, […]
If a time traveler from six months in the future approached me, I would be curious about a great many things, most of them...
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 […]