Tag: Starling Marte

First Pitch: A Glimpse at the Future

**Earlier today I wrote about Gregory Polanco and some of the defensive adjustments he made last year while he was in Bradenton. Polanco said...

Spring Training Notes: The Pirates Have a Program Similar to Field...

In the last week I've written twice about how the Pittsburgh Pirates plan on utilizing outfield defensive shifts more often in 2014. Clint Hurdle...

Outfield Defensive Shifts Might be the Next Big Thing for the...

Last year we focused on the defensive shifts that were employed by the Pittsburgh Pirates, aimed at getting better results for their ground ball...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Preview: The Outfield

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be kicking off Spring Training this Thursday. To get ready for Spring Training, we will be previewing one set of...

First Pitch: This is Where the Pirates Need to Spend Money

A few years ago, we asked Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly if the team could eventually afford a $70-80 M payroll. He answered that...

Winter Leagues: Polanco’s Hustle Not Enough in Escogido Loss

From the Dominican League finals on Monday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 in his team's 2-1 loss. It was the opening game of the...

Winter Leagues: Starling Marte Done With Winter Ball

It was announced yesterday by a few sources that Starling Marte is done with Winter ball this season. His Escogido team, along with teammate...

Winter Leagues: Ramirez Homers in Colombian League Finals

The Dominican League finals start tomorrow night, with Escogido taking on Licey. They were originally scheduled to start tonight, but Licey finished tied with...

Winter Leagues: Kennelly and Hutchings Square Off In Australia

Neither Gregory Polanco nor Starling Marte played last night, and Marte may not return to play Winter ball this year, but their Escogido team...

Winter Leagues: Polanco Returns In Escogido’s Clincher

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco returned to action for the first time in over two weeks. He last played on December...
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