Tag: Michael Morse

A History of Pirates’ Payroll Change at the Trade Deadline

Leading up to the Trade Deadline, the hope of many fans wanting to see the Pirates buying from just a few weeks ago had been replaced with sadness and despair due to the team’s recent swoon. Instead of hoping to pick up a piece or two at the deadline, now all fans could do was […]
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Pirates Unconditionally Release Michael Morse

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday afternoon that they have unconditionally released first baseman Michael Morse. He was designated for assignment last week to make room on the roster for reliever A.J. Schugel. Morse went 0-for-8 this season in six games, making one start at first base and pinch-hitting the other five games. The Pirates […]
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Huntington on Taillon, Glasnow, Kang’s Position, Freese, Florimon, Morse

As we noted in our Top Performers article earlier today, the Pirates are getting strong results early in the season from their top two pitching prospects — Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon. Last week, Taillon made his first official start since September 2013, giving up one run in six innings of work, with six strikeouts […]
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The Plan of Going to the Bullpen Early Didn’t Work For...

PITTSBURGH – The Pirates had a very public plan heading into the season with their bullpen. They had a lot of relievers in the bullpen who could go multiple innings. They had a great trio of arms at the back of the bullpen in Neftali Feliz, Tony Watson, and Mark Melancon. And they had some […]
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Pirates DFA Michael Morse, Add AJ Schugel to Roster, Florimon Clears...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Michael Morse for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for pitcher A.J. Schugel. With Juan Nicasio lasting three innings yesterday and Francisco Liriano day-to-day with a hamstring injury, Schugel has been added to provide them with extra bullpen depth. Morse started once in the first eight games of […]
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Pirate City Notes: Yeudy Garcia, Tyler Eppler, Luis Escobar, and More

BRADENTON, Fl. – Today was a camp day at Pirate City, which is always one of my favorite days. The games were only seven innings, but you’ve got four teams in action, which means 28 innings of Pirates pitching prospects, and 28 innings of Pirates hitting prospects. If you’re there to watch the Pirates prospects, […]
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David Freese Improves the Pirates in Many Ways in 2016

BRADENTON, Fl. – It’s rare for a team to make a move this late in the year that will impact the Opening Day roster. That’s exactly what the Pirates did yesterday when they signed David Freese to a one year, $3 M deal. Freese will be the Opening Day starter at third base with Jung-ho Kang […]
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David Todd Podcast: Final Roster Spots, Nicasio, Indianapolis Rotation

I'm normally on David Todd's show on ESPN 970 on Wednesday. However, David is heading down to Bradenton today for Spring Training, which means...

Breaking Down the Pirates’ Crowded First Base Situation

BRADENTON, Fl. – The first base position for the Pirates has been a mess for a long time. In the last several years, they’ve tried to counter this with various platoons, and none of those work out. Usually, the platoons are geared to have two specific players, with no one else in the running beyond […]
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First Pitch: Bad Offense? This Pirates Offense Looks Pretty Great

All off-season, there has been talk that the Pirates will struggle on offense in 2016. Looking at this team, I have no clue where this talk is coming from. Alright, I do have a clue. It involves Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker departing. It involves focusing way too much on home runs, and not enough […]
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