Tag: Tony Watson

Neal Huntington Discusses Pirates Deadline Moves, New Prospects, and Trade Talks

The Pirates made two trades at the deadline today, but hardly made a splash. They traded Tony Watson, getting prospects Oneil Cruz and Angel...

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...

The Latest Rumors Treat the Pirates Like Sellers, But Those Plans...

We've been busy the last few days wrapping up our mid-season top 50 rankings, and during that time, the trade rumor mill has started...

Pirates Notebook: Tony Watson Removed From the Closer Role For Now

PITTSBURGH — Tony Watson is no longer the Pirates’ closer — at least for now. That was the message manager Clint Hurdle delivered to reporters...

Williams: The Pirates’ Bullpen Problems Aren’t Solved By a New Closer

If you're against the traditional closer role, with the belief that your best reliever should be used in the toughest situations, then Felipe Rivero's...

Williams: Blow It All Up?

Despite taking two of three from the Washington Nationals this week, the Pirates find themselves in last place in the NL Central, and sitting...

Gerrit Cole Continues His Hot Streak in Pirates 2-1 Win

PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole is rolling. The Pirates starter had his sixth straight quality start and finished seven innings for the first time this...

Tony Watson and the Rarity of the Left-Handed Closer

BRADENTON, Fla. — As he was at the end of last season, Tony Watson will be the Pirates’ closer in 2017. Watson is of course...

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...

Pirates Notebook: Felipe Rivero’s New Approach For Attacking Hitters, Limiting Walks

BRADENTON, Fla. - Felipe Rivero is having a nice spring. After throwing two perfect innings today with three strikeouts, he now has no runs and...
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