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FRANCISCO LIRIANO RUMORS

First Pitch: Francisco Liriano is the Easy Choice For the Wild Card Game

Last year when the Pittsburgh Pirates were in the Wild Card game, there was some debate over who should start that game. The debate was warranted in 2013. Francisco Liriano was looking like a top of the rotation pitcher all year, but so were A.J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole by the end of the season. Still, it wasn’t hard to see that Liriano was the best of the bunch, and the best pitcher...
Via Pirates Prospects
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano Made $2 M in Performance Bonuses This Year

While writing last night’s First Pitch, I took a moment to see what Francisco Liriano’s restructured deal actually paid him. Originally, Liriano signed a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After breaking his arm, the deal was restructured as a one year, $1 M deal with a lot of performance bonuses. Last night I was reminded that Liriano has reached a lot of those bonuses this season. Last...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Aside From Francisco Liriano, Who Should Be in the Pirates’ Playoff Rotation?

The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t clinched anything yet. But it’s becoming quite clear that this team is going to the playoffs. They currently sit 2.5 games back in the NL Central, 2.5 games back from the first Wild Card spot, and 2.5 games in the lead for the second Wild Card spot. The Milwaukee Brewers are the only threat to their playoff chances, and the red-hot Pirates play...
Via Pirates Prospects
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano looks to keep rolling against Red Sox

I have, at various points this year, come up with a number of potential explanations as to why Francisco Liriano hasn’t been quite as good in 2013 as he was in 2014. In the early part of the season, I thought that maybe it was because he was throwing his changeup a bit too regularly. When he came back from the disabled list in July, I was convinced along with everyone else that...
Via WHYGAVS?
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lining up the Pirates’ rotation the rest of the way

Monday was the last off day of the regular season for the Pirates. With only thirteen games left, I think we’re at the point where we can reasonably look forward and see what the rotation could look like the rest of the way — since that will be a growing topic as the Wild Card game approaches. The Bucs still have to get there, of course, but let’s take a look at how things...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano (SP, PIT) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Since returning from injury on July 13th, Francisco Liriano has been very steady, and worthy of owning in all leagues.  He hasn’t allowed more than 2 ER in the 6 starts after his July 13th return (in which he allowed a whopping 3), and after a 6 BB hiccup in […]
Via RotoBaller
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Like a broken record: Francisco Liriano once again tries to find himself

Rather than re-hashing the same old same old “The Pirates need Francisco Liriano back on track to contend” that gets trotted out every time he starts, let’s take a minute a check out his Brooks Baseball page to see if the narrative that he’s looked better since his return from the disabled list except for his control checks out. If we’re just going by pitch velocities,...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano an interesting option among Week 11 Two Start Pitchers

Plenty of Two Start Pitchers options on the waiver wire for Week 11 of the Fantasy Baseball season. Would you stop reading if I told you I like A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano this week? You might, and I would respect you, but they have favorable matchups in Week 11 and are owned in less than 70 percent of leagues, so there is a chance they could help you out. Justin Verlander...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Possible playoff rotation

Francisco Liriano (Courtesy DAVID DENOMA/REUTERS) The Pittsburgh Pirates have been carried most of the season by their pitching, especially the starting rotation. The majority of their starters have performed well this year. Even injuries could not bring down the rotation thanks to the depth options. With the end of the season approaching, the Pirates have their best starters going...
Via isportsweb.com
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates win the lottery with Francisco Liriano

Or did they? I pick the games every day. Perhaps you know that. As such, I see trends. I also follow the games in the evening and on Monday night, I was watching as Francisco Liriano again won big with scary, impressive numbers. My first thought was, "Anybody could have had this guy." He was unwanted. His career was in such disarray that he could not ask for much money...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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