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Andrew McCutchen has great reaction on move to right field

Andrew McCutchen’s days as the regular center fielder for the Pirates are over.Since making his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 2009, McCutchen has played in 1,190 career games. He has started 1,171 of them in center field. To say the 30-year-old has been a fixture at the position would be an understatement.There had been speculation during the offseason the Pirates would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Odor reportedly rejected extension offer from Rangers

Right hooks notwithstanding, Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has had a fantastic year. With 16 home runs and 46 RBIs on a .275/.296/.491 slash line in the first half of the season, Odor has flashed tremendous power for a middle infielder and has helped Texas to a comfortable lead atop the AL West. The 22-year-old has done well to boost his value, and he knows it. According to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco Has Shortened Up

Event Gregory Polanco has been an absolutely fantastic baseball player, having started to turn potential into results at the plate. Explanation Polanco has committed himself to various swing adjustments, as expertly documented by expert Travis Sawchik. Further, unnecessary evidence for the explanation Below! Polanco is not someone who came out of nowhere. He was a big deal...
Via Fangraphs
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco and the search for consistency

Last year on the Fourth of July, I sat on top of the right field wall at PNC Park and talked quite a bit to my dad about Gregory Polanco. I said that it was hard to find a whole ton of evidence that Polanco had improved much at the plate in the year-plus since his call-up, and that I wondered if maybe the Pirates would be considering trading Polanco given Jung Ho Kang’s emergence...
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco easily retires Trevor Cahill on a 9-3 putout

Usually when we see 9-3 putouts, a catcher or pitcher is running, the right fielder is playing shallow, and uncorks a laser beam of a throw to retire the baserunner. And on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, that’s exactly what happened when Gregory Polanco gunned out Trevor Cahill, who wasn’t even running hard to first. At least Cahill did his job for the Cubs on the mound – he struck...
Via The Outside Corner
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco Memes from Friday’s fall

Look…sometimes you just have to laugh. Gregory Polanco fell down on Friday, and once you get over the fact that it lost the game for the Pirates (which may admittedly be difficult)….okay, yeah, it was pretty funny. As you would expect, the internet had some fun at poor Polanco’s expense: polanco stanky legg — nick pants (@nick_pants) May 15, 2015...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates stumble in extras at Wrigley

Friday’s opening game of a weekend series with the Chicago Cubs was filled with plenty of offense. It was a game of back and forth as the Cubs took an early 3-0 lead off of a Kris Bryant home run in the 3rd inning. Pedro Alvarez homered in the following inning to make it 3-1, but the Cubs added two more runs in the bottom of the 4th to make it 5-1. It appeared as if Chicago was...
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Polanco slips, misplays routine fly ball to give Cubs win

By Matt Birch The Chicago Cubs used this past offseason to put a new regime in place and give the team a new identity, and they hope that the days of often being on the losing end of embarrassing gaffes and unfortunate events are behind them. It seems that they may be onto something, as luck was on their side during Friday afternoon’s game against the Pirates. The two teams...
Via The Sports Daily
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco’s Legs Turn To Spaghetti On Final Play Vs. Cubs (Video)

Maybe Gregory Polanco was doing his best wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man impersonation. Or maybe he was channeling his inner Elaine Benes. Either way, Polanco’s mishap Friday on the final play of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ walk-off loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was a sight to behold. Matt Szczur lifted a fly ball to right field in the bottom of...
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hidden Value of Gregory Polanco

On the surface Gregory Polanco appears to be having a fairly average sophomore season. Through 30 games Polanco is slashing a pedestrian .271/.320/.381. That is just a .702 OPS. Former Pirates RF Travis Snider, who Polanco replaced, has a .749 OPS this season with the Orioles. But Polanco packs some serious extra value to his game. That value can be found on the base paths.  ...
Via Hidden Vigorish
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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