Tag: Juan Nicasio

Williams: It’s Time For the Pirates to Rip the Bandage Off...

The Pirates ended up losing Juan Nicasio on waivers today, with the right-handed reliever going to the Phillies in a surprising move. Pirates' General...

Philadelphia Phillies Claim Juan Nicasio

The Philadelphia Phillies have claimed right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon. Nicasio was placed on irrevocable waivers by the Pirates earlier this week, which meant that they would lose him to any team that claims him. A player put on revocable waivers doesn’t need to be sent to the team […]
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Williams: Losing Juan Nicasio on Waivers Wouldn’t Matter, But This is...

The date was November 30, 2012. The Pirates were coming off a losing season. It was their 20th losing season in a row, and it...

Pirates Trade Tony Watson to the Dodgers For Two Minor Leaguers

Today is the MLB trade deadline, which you might not have noticed based on the lack of Pirates rumors. The Pirates are in an interesting spot, not really in position to buy, but also not really in position to do a big sell. The last few years have seen most of their moves happen close […]
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Trade Deadline Plans For the Pirates Will Likely Be Influenced by...

PITTSBURGH – The Pirates took an important series against the Cardinals this weekend, taking two of three against the team directly above them in the standings. In most years, that would be huge, as it usually means the Pirates are gaining ground on the first or second place team. This year, the Pirates are currently […]
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Pirates Notebook: Move Back to Right Field Hasn’t Fixed all of...

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco may have jump-started his bat on Saturday, but his defense in the outfield this season continues to leave something to be desired. Polanco started the season playing left field, but was moved back to right in late May. He’s even stayed in right while lesser defenders like John Jaso have played […]
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The New Leverage-Focused Approach to the Pirates Bullpen is Working Out...

PITTSBURGH – Through two games, the Pirates’ new bullpen alignment seems to be working pretty much perfectly. Felipe Rivero came in with two outs in the eighth Sunday, collecting his second straight four-out save in the Pirates’ 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Saturday, Daniel Hudson pitched a clean seventh, the Pirates went ahead in the […]
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The Silver Lining to Tonight’s Pirates Loss: Jameson Taillon Looks Like...

BOSTON – If there’s one silver lining that can be taken away from the Pirates’ loss tonight, it’s that Jameson Taillon may be the real deal. Taillon put up a 3.38 ERA and a 3.43 xFIP last year in 104 innings during his rookie debut, and the question coming into this year was whether he […]
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Notes on Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, Juan Nicasio, Yeudy Garcia, New...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates played to an 11-11 tie with the Blue Jays today at LECOM, with the most encouraging thing being Gerrit Cole’s five inning start. Cole gave up just one run on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. He was using an approach that was similar to what you’d see […]
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Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Jordy Mercer, Gerrit Cole and Juan Nicasio;...

After agreeing to terms with Drew Hutchison and Jared Hughes last night on a one-year deal, the Pittsburgh Pirates came into Friday morning with four unsigned arbitration-eligible players and a 1 PM EST deadline to exchange figures. According to DK Pittsburgh Sports, the Pirates avoided arbitration with shortstop Jordy Mercer when they agreed on a one-year […]
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