Obviously the biggest news this week was the fallout from the non-waiver trade deadline deals. A couple of talented but raw Latin players in rookie ball got dealt – Hansel Rodriguez and Guadolupe Chavez guys who by any reasonable projection were five or more years away even if they pan out, and rather surprisingly two of the Top 10 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization...
Via BP Toronto
August 06, 2016
Well after the trade deadline passed and when I had assumed everyone was done for the day, word leaked out that the Pirates snuck one more deal in after the deadline: Francisco Liriano, Harold Ramirez, and another prospect to Toronto for Drew Hutchison. I understand the Pirates’ desire to move on from Liriano; he’s pretty expensive ($13.67 million next year) and he’s more or...
DUBLIN, Ohio – Joey Cora has been in professional baseball for 31 years. This season is his 13th either coaching or managing professional baseball players. In that span, he has obviously been exposed to hundreds of young prospects and major leaguers, some great, some OK-turned-great and some great-turned-what happened? At this point, the first-year Double-A Altoona manager knows...
Via Bucco Blog
June 03, 2016
Notes on Austin Meadows, Harold Ramirez, Willie Calhoun and more.
Bell, Ramirez, MeadowsOne of teams reportedly interested in trading for Jon Lester is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Buccos are currently just two games behind division-leading Milwaukee and could use a veteran stud in its generally mediocre rotation. With the inconsistent Gerrit Cole still recovering from injury, the BrewCrew currently features the following starters: Charlie Morton...
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