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FRANCISCO LIRIANO RUMORS

Frankie Goes to Pittsburgh – Part II

The Pirates made it clear they intended on keeping Francisco Liriano when they extended him a qualifying offer. Today they got their man. The Pirates and Liriano agreed to a new 3 year contract worth $39 million dollars. This was a rare spending splurge for the Pirates. Never before had the franchise spent so much on a free agent. It is a positive sign that the Pirates were willing...
Via Hidden Vigorish
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Will Address the Bullpen After Francisco Liriano Deal is Finalized

After the news today that the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a three-year deal with Francisco Liriano, there were rumors saying that they could start focusing on Edinson Volquez, and that they would turn to the bullpen. Rob Biertempfel had two tweets tonight, saying that they aren’t likely to seek another starting pitcher, and will focus on the bullpen. He also had an interesting...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates re-sign Francisco Liriano to three-year/$39 million deal

I’ve been grading for like six hours now and my brain feels like chewed bubblegum, so I’m going to save the analysis for after dinner, but the Pirates re-signed Francisco Liriano to a three-year deal with $39 million this afternoon (first report here, MLB Trade Rumors round-up here). Such is the eternal state of the Pittsburgh Pirates that I can tell you that a 3-year/$39 million...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Francisco Liriano, Pirates Agree To Three-Year, $39M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Francisco Liriano will remain in the Steel City. Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract, a source told MLB Daily Rumors’ Robert Murray. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has since confirmed the deal. Liriano spent the last two seasons in Pittsburgh, where he revitalized a career that...
Via NESN.com
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano re-ups with Pirates for three years

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost catcher Russell Martin earlier this winter to the Blue Jays, but they won’t be losing starting pitcher Francisco Liriano. The club has agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with Liriano that will keep him in the black and gold. Source: Francisco Liriano to the #Pirates on a three-year, $39 million deal. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) December...
Via The Outside Corner
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Reportedly Making Francisco Liriano a Priority

According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates are making Francisco Liriano their top priority on the free agent market. Predictions of the free agent market say that Liriano is likely in line for a three-year deal worth between $36-40 M after turning down the Pirates $15.3 M qualifying offer. Cotillo added that Liriano has been linked to both the Red Sox and Royals, but there...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano likely to turn down qualifying offer

The deadline for Francisco Liriano to accept the Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer is today. The lefty hasn’t made a decision yet, but Jon Heyman tweeted this morning that he’s likely to decline the offer. Heyman’s tweet seems to indicate a little surprise that Liriano will turn down the offer, but I’m not really sure there was much of a chance that he was going...
Via WHYGAVS?
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Updates: Francisco Liriano, Stolmy Pimentel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed their ace Francisco Liriano on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique muscle. The lefty exited Tuesday night's game against the Cubs early due to the oblique injury. Because of this transaction, the Pirates have recalled righty reliever Stolmy Pimentel from his rehab assignment. He has been on the DL since May 4 with a shoulder injury.#Pirates...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 11, 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: What we’ve learned so far

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit totalprosports.   A few shoot-from-the-hip thoughts after watching the rain delayed, surprising 12-2 series-opening drubbing of the St. Louis Cardinals… A lot to like about Charlie Morton’s 2014 debut 1.  Once again, it looks like the strength of the Pittsburgh Pirates is going to be their starting pitching.  Rotation ace...
Via isportsweb.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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