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GERRIT COLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Another Pitcher to Watch From the Pirates’ 2011 Draft

The 2011 draft is shaping up to be a great class for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They picked first overall that year, so naturally you’d expect good things from first round pick Gerrit Cole. They also went way over-slot to sign second round pick Josh Bell with a $5 M bonus, which set a record for any bonus after the first round. They set another record when they signed Clay Holmes...
Via Pirates Prospects
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar feel to Pittsburgh Pirates’ projected 2015 rotation

The off-season has brought some change to the Steel City, but the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation should have a familiar feel as the club heads into spring training. While the loss of wild-card game starter Edinson Volquez to Kansas City certainly hurts, the Pirates are hoping the return of clubhouse favorite A.J. Burnett can help fill the void. Let’s take a detailed look...
Via isportsweb.com
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #92: Gerrit Cole | SP | PIT

Gerrit Cole was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the number one overall pick in the 2011 draft with the expectation that he could someday become a franchise-changing ace. From 1993 until 2012 the Pirates failed to make the playoffs, and heading into 2013 the postseason drought was a generation long. In 2013, Cole made his Pirates debut and helped to usher in a new era, one that...
Via Baseball Professor
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Does The Cole Train Stop After 6 Innings?

For the second time in a week Gerrit Cole, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace in training, faltered in the 7th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. On August 26th Cole pitched 6 shutout innings before the Cards led off the 7th with a pair of hits. With his pitch count elevated to 108 manager Clint Hurdle pulled Cole from the game. Tony Watson would later allow the inherited runners...
Via Hidden Vigorish
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano

Pittsburgh Pirates (47-41) pitchers Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano are both progressing well from their injuries.  Right-handed pitch Cole left the game on Friday after the fifth inning with right lat soreness.  The 23-year-old pitcher and his manager, Clint Hurdle, both said the injury was not serious but they were being cautious, according to Stephen Pianovich of MLB.com...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates rumors: A.J. Burnett edition

A.J. BurnettWith the trade deadline approaching, it seems A.J. Burnett could once again find himself in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. Fans may remember that Burnett turned down a one-year 13 million dollar contract to go play for the Philadelphia Phillies this spring. With July days away, the Pirates are once again in the hunt for October while the Phillies sit at the bottom of the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2014  |  1 Comment

Gerrit Cole to miss Monday’s start, DL possible

- This is pretty terrifying news: Gerrit Cole will miss next start with shoulder fatigue. Candidate for DL — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 7, 2014 Hurdle declined to go into more specifics like if Cole had MRI. Describing injury as ‘fatigue’. Locke will start Sunday. Morton on Monday — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 7, 2014 Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Cole...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A few more thoughts on Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ draft strategy

I mentioned this briefly last night, but the more I sit back and think about this, the more I think that the driving force behind the Pirates’ selection of Cole Tucker was his age. Tucker won’t be 18 for another month, which really does make him almost a full year younger than a bunch of the high school seniors in the draft. It seems particularly rare for me in this day and age...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: 8th inning indicative of 2014 woes

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit gamblerspalace) Runners at 1st and 3rd.  Nobody out.  Down 1-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals in another gem of an effort from 2nd year workhorse Gerrit Cole. 1.  2B Neil Walker hits a soft grounder to the only and only place on the field that won’t score the speedy Starling Marte from 3B.  Marte- either not paying attention...
Via isportsweb.com
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole's 2014 season outlook

The fantasy community is always eager to unearth the next superstar, and as a result you may find some of the young arms we saw flash excellence last season become pricier than they should be on draft day. With that said, we look at two 23 year old pitchers who played a big role in their team’s trips to the post season last year – with the squads facing off against each other...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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