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2011 TOP PICK COLE RIGHTS PIRATE SHIP

2011 TOP PICK COLE RIGHTS PIRATE SHIP

RHP Gerrit Cole was drafted #1 overall in the 2011 First Year Player Draft because he had the tools to do exactly what he did today for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cole turned the disappointment of a crushing NLDS Game 1 loss to the Cardinals into a distant memory with a dominant 6-inning performance in Game […]

PIRATES TRADE FOR BYRD, BUCK

PIRATES TRADE FOR BYRD, BUCK

The Pittsburgh Pirates, with the post-season in sight for the first time in a couple of decades, addressed their biggest need with a trade that brought over OF Marlon Byrd from the Mets. PIRATES GET: OF Marlon Byrd, C John Buck METS GET: IF Dilson Herrera, PTBNL The Pirates have held down one of the […]

COLE BATTLES TO 2-0 START

COLE BATTLES TO 2-0 START

In his 2nd big league start, 2011 top overall draft pick Gerrit Cole outduelled Zack Greinke and the Dodgers to improve to 2-0. This despite not having his good stuff, which teammates and manager Clint Hurdle praised the 22-year old righthander out of UCLA. Cole went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 7 hits, 0 walks and […]

PIRATES’ COLE TO DEBUT TONIGHT

PIRATES’ COLE TO DEBUT TONIGHT

2011 overall #1 pick Gerrit Cole will make his MLB debut tonight for the Pirates against the Giants. The big RHP out of UCLA is ranked at or near the top of many prospect lists: #7 on Baseball America’s 2013 Top 100, #8 on MLB.com’s 2013 Prospect Watch and #1 in the Pirate organization (Baseball […]

MARTE, HARVEY SHINE IN MLB DEBUTS

MARTE, HARVEY SHINE IN MLB DEBUTS

A pair of highly-rated prospects made their MLB debuts on Thursday with both making big first impressions. The Pirates called up OF Starling Marte, #36 on Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list, and he took the first pitch he saw over the fence for a home run. Marte ended up going 2-for-4 in Pittsburgh’s […]

TRADE PIECE: JAMES MCDONALD

TRADE PIECE: JAMES MCDONALD

One of the breakout pitching stories this year is James McDonald of the Pittsburgh Pirates. McDonald built on a solid 2011 and has now put together a string of effective starts while posting some impressive numbers. After 10 starts, the 27-year old is 4-2 with a 0.96 WHIP, 8.7 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9. First-time arbitration […]

MCCUTCHEN SIGNING ANOTHER STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

MCCUTCHEN SIGNING ANOTHER STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

The Pittsburgh Pirates made their 25-year old CF very happy this week with a six-year/$51.4M deal to keep Andrew McCutchen in town until at least 2017. McCutchen will get the half-million dollar salary he was owed for this season, plus a $1.25M signing bonus. The chips start to fall for real in 2013 ($4.5M) with increases […]

ARBITRATION FINAL RESULTS

ARBITRATION FINAL RESULTS

Arbitration hearings are completed, with all eligible players under contract for 2012. Seven cases were heard with teams winning five and the players winning two: JOHN LANNAN ($5.7M) – NATIONALS ($5M) DECISION – NATIONALS JEFF NIEMANN ($3.2M) – RAYS – ($2.5M) DECISION – RAYS ANIBAL SANCHEZ ($8M) – MARLINS ($6.9M) DECISION – SANCHEZ EMILIO BONIFACIO […]

ANOTHER STRONG OUTING FOR TOP PICK COLE

ANOTHER STRONG OUTING FOR TOP PICK COLE

RHP Gerrit Cole had another strong AFL outing Wednesday, going 3 2/3 hitless innings for the Mesa Solar Sox. The top overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pirates, Cole allowed one unearned run while throwing 36 of his 54 pitches for strikes. This was the third AFL start for the 21-year old Cole who has […]

TOP PICK COLE DEBUTS IN AFL

TOP PICK COLE DEBUTS IN AFL

RHP Gerrit Cole pitched as a pro for the first time on Friday, going 2 1/3 inning in the Arizona Fall League. The top overall draft pick in 2011, Cole gave up three runs on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts while pitching for the Mesa Solar Sox. The UCLA product threw 52 pitches, […]

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