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STARLING MARTE RUMORS

The most promising thing about Polanco right now

The funny thing is, Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte are so good the Pirates would be in the conversation for baseball’s best outfield no matter who the third guy was. But more often than not, the third guy has been Gregory Polanco, and Polanco came with enormous hype. He’s had his good days and bad days, his good moods and bad moods, but these days Polanco’s on a tear....
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates beat Giants on Marte's walk-off HR; Kang goes deep twice

  Starling Marte hit a solo home run off George Kontos with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Marte sent the first pitch he saw from Kontos (2-2) into the sun-drenched seats in left field for his second career walk-off hit. Mark Melancon (3-1) needed six pitches to get through the top of the ninth...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

This could have been ugly: Bucs ball girl interferes on foul pop

The second-place Pittsburgh Pirates have a tough enough task of trying to chase down the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. The last thing the Bucs need to do is deal with ball girls getting in the way on foul pops. Wednesday night, that's just what left fielder Starling Marte had to avoid during the Pirates' 4-1 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. With the Bucs up...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' new set-up man holds lead, outfielder Marte gets save

CINCINNATI With a perfect throw and a jarring dive, left fielder Starling Marte saved the Pirates' rebuilt bullpen. Marte threw out a runner at the plate in the ninth inning, then made a diving catch to end it, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates hold on for a 5-4 victory on Friday night that let the new-look bullpen save face its first time out. ''Does he get the save?'' manager Clint...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marte’s first career save

Mark Melancon still has his ridiculous scoreless streak and save streak…but he got a major assist on this one. Actually, an assist doesn’t even really sufficiently describe it. Here’s both plays back-to-back by @Starlingmart with @gbrowniepoints commentary. pic.twitter.com/NBBkJMGRxx — Zack D’Ulisse (@740JZD) August 1, 2015 That sequence tells you all you need to know...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Pittsburgh Pirates have the best outfield in baseball?

As the Pittsburgh Pirates attempt to make the post season for the third consecutive year in 2015, their success will ultimately hinge on the production of their most talented unit: the starting outfield. Often touted as one of the best outfields in all of baseball, the trio of Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, and Gregory Polanco will need to deliver big numbers if Pittsburgh hopes...
Via isportsweb.com
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Curve Balls No Longer Kryptonite for Starling Marte

Starling Marte has been red hot since returning from the Disabled List on August 5th. Over his last 32 games he has a triple slash line of .342/.402/.575. But there is more to these numbers from Marte than just a hot stretch. He seems like a completely different hitter. Marte has made adjustments to cut down on his whiffs considerably. Prior to his stint on the DL with a concussion...
Via Hidden Vigorish
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Starling Marte the strikeout machine

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte The Pittsburgh Pirates’ offensive woes continue, and Starling Marte has not been much help in the leadoff spot. The left-fielder leads all the major league with 37 strikeouts, just one month into the season. That puts Marte on pace for about 236 strikeouts, according to NBC Sports. This would easily smash Mark Reynolds 223 strikeouts in 2009...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Extending the Marte Partay

The Pirates’ offseason has been extremely disappointing in terms of addressing needs for 2014, but on Tuesday they took another encouraging step for the future by signing Starling Marte to a six year contract extension (with two additional club option years). The deal is worth $31 million and buys out all of Marte’s arbitration seasons and at least one year after he would have...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Extension Offer to Starling Marte revealed

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a history of locking up young outfielders & as we reported recently, they tried to do just that with Starling Marte this past winter.  Marte would have joined an outfield of locked up players that includes Andrew McCutchen & Jose Tabata.  Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports:"The Pirates made at least one offer of a six-year extension to promising...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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