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GREGORY POLANCO RUMORS

Stronger El Coffee is a Good Thing For the Pirates

Gregory Polanco went in to the off-season with a plan. The plan was to add more muscle, without sacrificing speed. And that plan seems to have worked, as Polanco added 12-15 pounds of muscle, putting him at 235 pounds. That’s a massive difference from the 170 pounds that he weighed when he was signed in 2009, at which point he was just a tall, lanky prospect who was described as...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco < 500

When I’m trying to figure out what a young or an unproven player will do in a coming season, most of the time I’ll try to find some sort of statistical signifier that points in one direction or another: Josh Harrison’s xBABIP, Gerrit Cole’s short stretches of dominance, etc. For Gregory Polanco, the argument is still a little bit more visceral. It goes like this: That swing...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Media drops ball on Gregory Polanco

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit guardianlv.com If Gregory Polanco’s 5-for-7 night at the plate- capped off by a go-ahead 2-run home run in the 13th inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ eventual 8-6 victory over the Miami Marlins- is any indication of what is to come, Pittsburgh should have called up the star prospect much, much sooner. Finally! Image credit...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three prospects that can make a difference this year

Jeff Locke Two months into the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-30 and have a struggling starting rotation, many defensive miscues and a streaky offense.  That being said the Indianapolis Indians have three prospects that may have the best chance of helping the Pirates out. 1. Gregory Polanco- Polanco could help the Pirates out sooner rather than later as June first is...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates offered Polanco a long term deal

On Tuesday night, Yahoo and CBS reported that the Pirates offered top prospect Gregory Polanco a seven year contract during spring training–which he turned down. The deal was reportedly worth about $25 million over seven years, and it also had three club option years which could have made the contract worth between $50 million and $60 million. This is pretty big news. Everyone’s...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indy Indians are teasing us with Gregory Polanco

Any Pirate fan should know all about Gregory Polanco by now, but if you don’t, he’s the Pirates’ top prospect – an outfielder with sky high potential, all the tools (OBP/plate discipline, power, speed, arm, etc), and ridiculous numbers in Triple-A Indianapolis. Through 23 games, he is hitting .400/.460/.644 with 4 HR and 24 RBI. After a couple of national feature stories...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Gregory Polanco Forcing Bucs Hand

Gregory Polanco is ready and willing to make his MLB debut once that formality of a phone call is made by the Pittsburgh Pirates brain-trust to promote the uber prospect. The Pirates will try and keep Polanco marinating in Triple A in an attempt to extend their team control and his free agent eligibility however you can’t keep a good man down. The 22-year old is doing everything...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: 5 huge questions heading into 2014

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.) Five questions hounding the defending NL Wild Card winners heading into Opening Day… 1.  Is Travis Ishikawa really GM Neal Huntington’s “answer” at first base?      I am far from a fan of the longtime Pirates’ GM, but even I was expecting better.  After having an entire offseason with...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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