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JEFF LOCKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Camo Comeback

When Jeff Locke issued a walk to Kris Bryant in the fifth to put the Cubs up 4-1 with the bases still loaded and only one out, it felt like it was pretty much time to throw in the towel on this one. Locke wasn’t having much of a game, the Pirate offense (missing three starters) was struggling, and the bullpen had a lot of outs to get with Watson unavailable.  Fortunately, the...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke tries to get the Pirates a split with the Cubs

It’s only been two games, but I’ve been quite impressed with the 2015 version of Jeff Locke. I don’t like to jump to too many conclusions based on just a couple of games, but Locke’s control looks vastly improved this year and his ground balls are way up. Obviously Locke’s control has varied pretty widely from start-to-start over his career, but I feel like we’ve seen...
Via WHYGAVS?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke makes rotation, John Holdzkom optioned to Triple-A

The Pirates’ final roster decisions are coming quickly with the season less than a week today. Yesterday, they announced that Jeff Locke would get the final spot in the starting rotation, with Vance Worley headed to the bullpen. Today, John Holdzkom was among the players the Pirates demoted to Indianapolis, giving the bullpen more or less its final shape. Picking Locke over Worley...
Via WHYGAVS?
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke < 500

I finally got a chance to peruse this year’s Baseball Prospectus this weekend and among other things in the Pirates’ section (including a great team essay by Sarah Sprague, if you needed another reason to pick the book up) I was surprised to find this in the Jeff Locke blurb: Despite being optioned three times last year, including once as a procedural move, Locke found time to...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirate Blogs Roundup: Korean Media, Jeff Locke Trade Bait, Offseason Recap

The Pirates began their Grapefruit League schedule this week against a familiar friend. Russell Martin had nothing but kind words for his old buddies as he reflected on his time in Pittsburgh. The 75th birthday of legendary Pirate Willie Stargell was also marked this week. Here is a roundup of the best posts from Pirates bloggers for the week ending March 7, 2015:   Charlie...
Via Hidden Vigorish
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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