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PAT NESHEK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Houston snatches another solid reliever in Pat Neshek

Hey look, the Houston Astros have signed a second reliever today. Pat Neshek is going to the club on a two-year, $12.5 million contract. Reliever Pat Neshek, pursued by #Pirates, signs with #Astros for two years, $12.5 million, pending physical. Gets to stay in FLA for spring. — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) December 10, 2014 The 34-year old lefty had a shockingly good year with the...
Via The Outside Corner
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Neshek Signs With the Astros After Reportedly Coming Close to Signing With Pirates

Yesterday there was a report that the Pittsburgh Pirates were interested in right-handed reliever Pat Neshek. Then last night the news came out that he was deciding between three teams, and that the Astros were one of them. Today he signed with the Houston Astros for $12.5 M over two years. Reliever Pat Neshek, pursued by #Pirates, signs with #Astros for two years, $12.5 million...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals 2014 season in review

Despite a disappointing exit in the NLCS, 2014 has to be considered a successful season for the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitching was excellent, especially from the top of the rotation with Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn. While the offense scuffled for most of the season, the power came out in the postseason and the team seemed to always find ways to score in the late innings to...
Via isportsweb.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis not expected to retain Pat Neshek

Pat Neshek had an excellent year in 2014 with the St. Louis Cardinals.  He not only was the most reliable pitcher in the rocky Cardinal bullpen, but he made it to the all-star game as a non-closer.  But after surrendering the lead in the deciding game of the National League Championship Series, Neshek has probably thrown his last pitch as a Cardinal. #457336944 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals closer dilemma: Rosenthal or Neshek?

It was almost one year ago that Trevor Rosenthal supplanted Edward Mujica as the Cardinals closer. Mujica was in the midst of an outstanding all-star campaign as the 9th inning man in St Louis when he imploded in September, amassing an 11.50 ERA. Despite racking up 37 saves for the Cardinals in the regular season, Mujica was yanked from his closer role in favor of Trevor Rosenthal...
Via isportsweb.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The best gift ever exchanged for a jersey number?

When John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline, he was confronted with a conundrum, a relatively minor one in the grand scheme of things, but a conundrum nevertheless. Lackey, much like many of his professional sports-playing contemporaries — especially baseball players — apparently is something […] The post John Lackey gave Pat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

After initial scare, Neshek is back with Cards and newborn son appears to be OK

JUPITER, Fla. -- Proud new papa Pat Neshek wore a smile of relief as well as happiness when he returned to Cardinals camp Monday morning. Undoubtedly, there was some trepidation mixed in, too. Neshek's wife, Stephanee, gave birth to a 7-pound, 11-ounce boy -- Hoyt Robert Neshek (yes, after the knuckleballer) -- on Thursday night. The newborn arrived 11 days earlier than the March...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Neshek could have big effect for St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

The St. Louis Cardinals did not give veteran righthanded relief pitcher Pat Neshek a contract that will guarantee him a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he could become a vital, if unlikely, part of the team’s 2014 bullpen. The Cardinals have few needs for a pitching staff stacked with young, talented pitchers, but the under-the-radar minor league contract the organization...
Via i70baseball
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals sign veteran reliever Pat Neshek

Less than a week before pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the 2014 season, the Cardinals have signed veteran relief pitcher Pat Neshek to a minor league deal.  Neshek, 33, is a right-hander with a sidearm delivery that is closer to submarine than traditional overhand.  The Cardinals were due to add a veteran reliever after the departures of Edward Mujica and John...
Via isportsweb.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign RHP Neshek to minor league contract

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals have signed right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league camp for spring training. Neshek pitched 41 1/3 innings in relief over 47 games with the Oakland Athletics last season. The 33-year-old has made 226 career appearances, all in relief, compiling a 16-9 record with a 3.07 ERA while averaging over a strikeout...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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