Found March 18, 2013 on
This Is Getting Old:
I’ve been waiting patiently for this day. Waiting to see the outrage, the irrational hate that the Pirates would receive after cutting Gerrit Cole. I was kind of disappointed. Sure there have been rumblings. There has been some disappointment. Overall though? Genuine understanding. It reminds me of that scene from classic comedy movie Major Payne.…
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Gerrit Cole was cut from major league camp today.
The Pittsburgh Pirates cut six players from major league camp today. The team optioned RHP Phil Irwin to Indianapolis. They also reassigned RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Gerrit Cole, LHP Kris Johnson, C Ali Solis and RHP Kyle Waldrop to minor league camp. The Spring Training tracker has been updated. There are now 43 players left in camp.
The majority of Pirates fans haven’t had many chances to see Vic Black pitch. They’ve probably seen the numbers, highlighted by a 1.65 ERA and an 85:29 K/BB ratio in 60 innings in Altoona last year. They might have heard of his fastball, which usually sits in the 96-98 MPH range, and has touched triple digits. He’s been on top prospect lists, is named as one of the...
The Pirates reassigned right-hander Gerrit Cole to Triple-A after the former 2011`No. 1 overall pick threw 10 spring training innings.
Who is Gregory Polanco? Why is he here? Is this ‘pop-up’ prospect for real or is it just my imagination? This Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder has a chance to be a special player beyond what his pedigree suggests.
Gregory Polanco was signed as an international free agent in 2009 out of the Dominican Republic. He signed for a $75,000 bonus. The 21 year old...
To continue my journey into belief of the sleeper team, I am going with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a team I think can finally get over that hump this season. Ever since Barry Bonds left after the 1992 season to sign with the Giants, the Pirates have yet to have a winning season. It seemed like it would finally happen in 2012 when they were 58-42 after July 28th. Unfortunately, for...
Andrew McCutchen insists he will not change even while he becomes one of baseball's biggest young stars.
The 26-year-old finished third in National League MVP voting in 2012 after hitting .327 with 31 homers and 96 RBIs. His performance made Pittsburgh's decision to offer him a six-year, $51-million contract extension last spring a downright bargain.
The baseball world...
Outfielder Travis Snider didn’t pay immediate dividends after coming over from Toronto last season. In 50 games, Snider hit .250 with one home run and nine RBI. He was hampered by a nagging hamstring injury, now healthy Snider told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko he hopes to be a big contibutor in Pittsburgh.
Could Alex Dickerson’s back problems be over?
If you’ve been following my daily lineup notes, you probably noticed that Alex Dickerson had been out of the lineup for about a week. The first baseman wasn’t a red shirt, and finally returned to game action today.
“Now I’m feeling real good,” Dickerson said of the stiffness. “It was rough for a couple of days. Just kind...
The fifth weekend of college baseball wrapped up today with one of the higher ranked college pitchers on the mound. Check out the draft preview posted here and the recap of the fourth week’s action here. Just a reminder, the Pirates pick #9 and #14 in this year’s June amateur draft, so for the duration of the college season, leading up to draft day, we are following the players...
Cole De Vries knows he's pitching for a job.
Trying to earn a spot in Minnesota's rotation, De Vries gave up one run and three hits in three innings Saturday during the Twins' 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
''I'm going out there every day and competing like one of those spots is mine to lose, and go out there and attack as much as I can,''...