Tag: Justin Wilson

WTM: How Unique is a Pirates’ Relief Pitching Prospect?

The Pirates have some unusual relief pitching prospects in their organization right now.  Edgar Santana, Dovydas Neverauskas and Yunior Montero have unique backgrounds, each in his own way, but what may be the most unique about them — IF they make it in the majors — is that they’re Pirates relief prospects at all.  (The […]
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First Pitch: How Far We’ve Come Since The Altoona Four

It wasn’t long ago that the hope for the future of the Pirates’ rotation rested on four pitchers who were pitching in Altoona during the 2010 season. We called the group The Altoona Four, in a bit of a nod to the show LOST. The pitchers were Jeff Locke, Justin Wilson, Bryan Morris, and Rudy Owens, and […]
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Morning Report: Catching Up With Former Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates made seven trades this past off-season that involved players going the other way. Today, we take a look at the early results from these players traded away. Starting with the Major League players and working our way down the prospect list. I’ve also added some minor league names of note that left […]
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Notes: Cervelli Trade History, Future of Ike Davis, d’Arnaud Signs With...

Last night I mentioned that the Pittsburgh Pirates had previously expressed interest in Francisco Cervelli multiple times. They finally acquired him from the Yankees yesterday for Justin Wilson. Joel Sherman reports that this isn’t the first time a Wilson/Cervelli deal was proposed. Sometimes trades take time to occur: #Yankees proposed Cervelli for Wilson 2 yrs ago. […]
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Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli From Yankees In Exchange For Justin Wilson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for left-handed pitcher Justin Wilson. Cervelli has played parts of seven seasons for the Yankees, although he doesn’t hit free agency until after the 2016 season. He played 49 games this year, hitting .301/.370/.432 in 146 at-bats. He has been […]
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2014 Recaps: Pirates Showed You Don’t Have to Spend Big to...

For the past few years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired a lot of bounce back candidates in their bullpen, with a lot of those guys actually bouncing back. That approach led to one of the top bullpens in baseball during the 2013 season. Most of that bullpen was returning in 2014, and the Pirates looked […]
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How Can Justin Wilson Get Back to the Successful 2013 Version?

In 2013, Justin Wilson looked like he was on his way to becoming a dominant left-handed relief pitcher for years to come. The solid performance of the Pirates’ bullpen in 2013 was one of the biggest reasons for their 94-win season. Wilson played a big role in it, posting a 2.03 ERA to go along […]
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First Pitch: A Look at Everything Going Wrong For the Pirates...

If there’s one thing Neal Huntington has been consistently good at, it has been building a bullpen and finding a lot of quality relievers. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case during the 2014 season. Last year the Pirates had a ton of success stories with their bullpen. Jason Grilli was given the chance to close, […]
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First Pitch: 21 Reasons Why the Pirates Are Going to Have...

Every team has a weakness. Most of this off-season has been spent focusing on the big weaknesses for the Pirates — the first base spot and the fifth starter spot in the rotation. The Pirates didn’t do anything over the off-season to ease concerns about those two spots. And in the process, people continued to […]
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The Pirates are Returning a Bullpen That Was One of the...

The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season begins on Monday when the Pirates take on the Cubs. To prepare for the start of the year, I’ll be previewing all of the position groups on the Opening Day roster. Here are the previews we have so far. The Pirates Rotation Has Some Red Flags, But Still Projects to […]
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