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GABY SANCHEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

First Pitch: It’s Time For Gaby Sanchez to Get Appreciated as a Good Platoon Player

I took a break from working on the 2015 Prospect Guide today to respond to a question about whether Allen Craig would be a good replacement for Gaby Sanchez as the right-handed half of the first base platoon. My response was that Sanchez has been better in his career against lefties than Craig. My first mistake was even entering a discussion about Gaby Sanchez and saying something...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: No Clear Answers For the Pirates at First Base

A few weeks ago I wrote about the first base platoon, asking which players should stick around for the platoon in 2015. The Pittsburgh Pirates saw all of their internal options have down years in 2014, with Ike Davis, Gaby Sanchez, and Pedro Alvarez all struggling at the plate. Based on the career numbers, a platoon of Davis and Sanchez would be the best internal option. However...
Via Pirates Prospects
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Recaps: Getting Expensive Replacement Level Production From First Base

For the past few years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been relying on a platoon at first base, trying to get All-Star production for a fraction of the price. Each year the platoon has struggled due to one player in the duo playing below his career average platoon splits. This year, everyone in the platoon struggled. The Pirates started the season with Travis Ishikawa and Gaby Sanchez...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 7-28-14 thru 8-3-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 7/28/14 thru 8/3/14, the 18th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 4 wins and 3 Losses, 36 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Josh Harrison. JHay was on fire this week. He smashed 4 homers and sparked late inning come from behind wins on Friday and Saturday night against the...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates fan dives over tarp to snag foul ball (Video)

A Pittsburgh Pirates fan in the front row dove over the tarp to snag himself a foul ball during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis.It happened when Pirates batter Gaby Sanchez hit a grounder into foul territory down the third base side. The fan leaped over the tarp and snagged the foul ball with his glove, falling onto the field into the process. Normally...
Via Holdout Sports
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Trade rumors, Stewart/Sanchez, Lambo

This looked like it was going to be a mostly drama-free spring for the Pirates — and to this point, I would say it still has been — but recently a few issues have popped up that could cause the Bucs to make some last minute changes. Opening Day is less than two weeks away now, so it’s getting close to roster-crunch time. There are some trade rumors surrounding Vin Mazzaro...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates hope Gaby Sanchez is answer at 1B

The longer the Pittsburgh Pirates go without finding a new first baseman, the closer Gaby Sanchez gets to claiming the job. Sanchez, though, does not want to get the spot by default. He'd prefer to earn it. General manager Neal Huntington tried in December to lure free agent James Loney, but he wound up re-signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. Kendrys Morales is still available...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Chris McGuiness

Chris McGuiness (Photo Courtesy of Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America) The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from Texas in exchange for right-hander Miles Mikolas on Monday. Mikolas came over from the San Diego Padres in November along side outfielder Jaff Decker in exchange for Alex Dickerson. The Rangers had designated McGuiness on Friday, to make...
Via isportsweb.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Offseason fact check

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit nydailynews) 1.  $47.5MM/$69.0MM (MM = million).  Current and estimated overall payroll for the 2014 Pirates, according to baseball-reference.com at this point in the offseason.  The $69MM team payroll would rank 5th lowest in baseball to begin the 2014 season, if no significant additional free agents are added to the roster...
Via isportsweb.com
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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