Tag: Jorge de la Rosa

Stopper Liriano Pitches Seven Scoreless in 5-2 Pirates Win

When the Pirates need to stop a losing streak, they send out their stopper. Francisco Liriano has become the stopper. He and the Pirates are now 12-4 in his starts after beating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Saturday night, and by doing so stopped a two-game losing streak from turning into a losing skid. Winter’s […]
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Pirates Notebook Exclusive: Jeff Locke “Stands Behind” Lack of Trades

We just really wanted to use the word exclusive, because it looks fancier than “one-on-one.” Starting pitcher Jeff Locke has a unique perspective on the Pirates organization. The 25-year-old was drafted out of high school by the Atlanta Braves, and he spent 3.5 years pitching for the winning franchise before joining the Pirates in the […]
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Exhibit A on Why Player Options Are Bad

Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates set out to add to their starting rotation, and made a big push for free agent starter Jorge de la Rosa.  It was reported that the Pirates made a competitive offer for him, although he went to Colorado, largely because he wanted to remain there, but also because they […]
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What Would Paul Maholm Be Worth?

A lot of trade rumors have surrounded Paul Maholm this off-season.  The left hander is entering the final year of his three year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning $5.75 M this year.  He also has an option in 2012 for $9.75 M, with a $750,000 buyout.  However, because Maholm is coming off a year […]
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Pirates made competitive offer to De La Rosa

Per Dejan Kovacevic:
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Pirates Made Offer to De La Rosa

One of the biggest complaints after Jorge De La Rosa re-signed with the Colorado Rockies was that the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t even make an offer to their top free agent target.  Those complaints seemed strange, since there was no evidence to support the claims.  Ken Rosenthal mentioned that only the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies […]
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The Pirates Should Do Nothing This Off-Season

Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates lost out on their top free agent target, Jorge De La Rosa, after the left hander signed an incredibly player friendly deal to remain in Colorado.  Now that De La Rosa is gone, the focus shifts to some of the other names the Pirates are pursuing.  Honestly, looking at some of […]
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Daily Recap: De La Rosa to Colorado

The big news from today is that Jorge De La Rosa is close to a three year deal with the Colorado Rockies.  We heard earlier today that the left hander could decide sooner, rather than later, although Colorado wasn’t willing to go more than three years, which seemed to set them at a disadvantage.  However, […]
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De La Rosa Close to Deal With Rockies

Earlier tonight, Ken Rosenthal reported that Jorge De La Rosa could act sooner, rather than later, on the free agent market.  The latest news from Rosenthal is that De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies are close to a three year deal to bring the starter back to Colorado. I mentioned earlier that it didn’t […]
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De La Rosa Could Act Sooner Rather Than Later

Ken Rosenthal has an update on free agent left hander Jorge De La Rosa, noting that the former Colorado Rockies pitcher could act sooner rather than later.  That’s not huge news, since speculation out of Colorado from Troy Renck said that De La Rosa wouldn’t necessarily wait for Cliff Lee to sign if the right […]
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