Tag: Tyler Glasnow

First Pitch: I Don’t Recommend Reading This Article

Tomorrow night, I will be doing three things: Cheering on the Rays Hoping the Patriots lose on Thursday Night Football Wondering how Neal Huntington still has his job I wrote about that last one a week ago, following a game where I watched the Rays — featuring Charlie Morton, Tyler Glasnow, and Austin Meadows — […]
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Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their head. At one point or another, this employee was competent at their job, but that competence was rewarded with a new challenge that they ultimately just weren’t cut out for. This […]
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Williams: Can the Pirates Get it Right With Mitch Keller?

It's difficult looking at a pitching leaderboard these days if you follow the Pirates. There are currently 149 pitchers in the majors who have thrown...

A Look at Recent Highly Anticipated Pitching Debuts for the Pirates

Sometime soon, the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller. A lot of signs point to Monday’s doubleheader in Cincinnati being his possible debut, but nothing has been announced yet. Whether he starts that game or not, he’s on the verge of making his highly anticipated debut for the Pirates. With that in […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Morning Report: Tyler Glasnow’s Limited Time With the Rays and a...

I want to believe that Tyler Glasnow has figured it all out in Tampa. I’m not really worried about the impact of how the Chris Archer trade looks, or how that would look for the Pirates if one of their former top prospects figured it out elsewhere. I’ve covered Glasnow long enough that I’d want […]
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Williams: Comparing the Returns in the Gerrit Cole and Chris Archer...

In the last six months, the Pirates have traded one top of the rotation pitcher away and have traded for one top of the...

Morning Report: Is There a Slider Revolution Happening in Pittsburgh?

There was a time in the minors where Jameson Taillon was challenged to throw three changeups per inning. It’s not a productive strategy for results to throw a developing pitch that often. It is productive in terms of developing the pitch. This is a strategy you see often in the minors. It’s not a strategy […]
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Tyler Glasnow Has Been Settling in as a Relief Pitcher

PITTSBURGH – Pirates reliever Tyler Glasnow has put together quite an impressive string of appearances out of the bullpen over the last three weeks. Over his last seven appearances, he’s thrown 11.2 innings and allowed just one run (0.77 ERA). Opponents are hitting just .209 off him, and he’s walked three batters while striking out […]
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Pirates Have Pitching Personnel Conducive To Trying Something Revolutionary

PITTSBURGH — On Friday, Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that his club would do something not often tried in Major League Baseball: Deploy a relief pitcher as his starter. Cash told reporters that Sergio Romo, who had never started a game in his 11-year big-league career, would the mound for the first inning Saturday night […]
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Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...