Tag: Mark Melancon

First Pitch: Previewing the 2015 Winter Meetings For the Pirates

The MLB Winter Meetings start tomorrow and run through Thursday. This is the biggest event of the off-season in terms of potential moves, and...

Using the Craig Kimbrel Trade to Figure Out Mark Melancon’s Trade...

Last night, Craig Kimbrel was traded to the Boston Red Sox in a deal that brought a huge return to the San Diego Padres....

First Pitch: The Idea of Extending Cervelli and Melancon’s Trade Value

Before the Pirates signed Russell Martin, they offered him a three-year deal, which he turned down in order to reach free agency a year earlier....

First Pitch: We’re Well Beyond the Point of Trusting the Pirates...

The 2012-13 off-season was pretty rough for Pirates fans. The team was coming off one of the worst second-half collapses in baseball history. That...

2015 Bullpen Recap: Once Again the Pirates Built a Strong, Cheap...

The Pirates haven't had any issues putting together a good bullpen in recent years. What's even more impressive is that they continue putting together...

Heyman: Mark Melancon and Pedro Alvarez Are on the Trading Block

Jon Heyman has a rumors article up at CBSSports.com, and it includes two expected Pirates trade notes. Heyman says that "two rival GMs" have...

Mark Melancon Wins NL Reliever of the Year

Mark Melancon has won the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year award. He picked up 51 saves this year in 53 chances,...

First Pitch: Mark Melancon and the Idea of Selling High on...

If you've read this site over the years, then you'll already know my stance on relievers and small market teams. I feel that the...

Pirates Display the Five Step Plan That Could Counter Jake Arrieta

CHICAGO -- The Pirates took game one of their three game series against the Chicago Cubs today, holding on to win 3-2. The win...

Giles: Appreciating the Shutdown Combo of Mark Melancon and Tony Watson

As you know, Mark Melancon broke the franchise record for saves in a single season by recording his 47th save in a 3-2 victory...
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