GABY SANCHEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Six crazy innings

It’s early in the year – and the game isn’t even over yet – but as of now it’s safe to say this has been the craziest Pirates game of the 2014 season. The 16 inning win over the Cubs was a snoozer compared to this one. The Pirates hit back-to-back homers….THREE TIMES. Twice it was the combination of Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez (Starling Marte and Travis Snider hit the...
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1 day ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates win in 16th inning, 4-3, on Tony Sanchez single

Tony Sanchez’s pinch-hit single in the 16th inning gave the Pirates a 4-3 win against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park Wednesday night. The game lasted 5 hours, 55 minutes, making the longest baseball game ever played in Pittsburgh. Jose Tabata reached on a fielder’s choice in the 16th and went from first to third on Starling Marte’s single. Sanchez chopped a ball through the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Sanchez recognizes opportunity

When the Pirates were ousted from the playoffs, Gaby Sanchez gave himself 10 days to kick back and enjoy the offseason. Before the World Series had run its course, Sanchez was back in the weight room. “It was just me and one other guy working out for a good month before other guys started trickling in,” Sanchez said. “It was good. I wanted to get after it, get started.”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 14, 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...
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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...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates, Gaby Sanchez Avoid Arbitration; Agree to Terms

#Pirates and @gabysanchez15 agree on 1-year deal worth $1.75M plus bonuses to avoid salary arbitration. #MLB — BHSC (@BHSCouncil) January 18, 2013   Gaby Sanchez hit .241/.323/.397 with four home runs in 130 plate appearances after being acquired at last season’s trade deadline from Miami.
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The Gaby Sanchez Trade From a Marlins Perspective

Sam Evans writes for Fish Stripes, a Miami Marlins site on the SB Nation network. Sam covers the Marlins prospects for Fish Stripes, and was kind enough to send over his thoughts on the Gaby Sanchez trade, with a look at the struggles from Sanchez this year, as well as more information on minor league reliever Kyle Kaminska. To see my analysis on Gorkys Hernandez, who went to Miami...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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