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STARLING MARTE RUMORS

WATCH: Marte's gems in 9th save Melancon's scoreless innings streak

Pirates closer Mark Melancon took the hill Friday night sporting a big-league best 32 saves and a nifty streak of 21 consecutive scoreless appearances. But his impressive streak was about to be snapped, or so it looked. With Pittsburgh up a run, Melancon came on to shut down the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth. But Melancon gave up a lead-off single to Brandon Phillips, followed by...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds can't break through in 9th, lose to Pirates 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) Starling Marte threw out Brandon Phillips at the plate for the second out in the ninth. Then he made a diving catch to end it. Marte helped the Pirates' retooled bullpen hold on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, Pittsburgh's first in five games at Great American Ball Park this season. ''In this case, we didn't beat ourselves,'' manager Bryan...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIFS: Pirates' Marte faceplants, flips, dances

Saturday was far from any typical day at the ballpark for Pirates outfielder Starling Marte.Sure, it was another game day -- something he experiences at least 162 times a year, but it was what took place during the game that made Saturday unique.First, while trying to steal second base (the pitch was fouled off) Marte opted for a headfirst slide and as you can see that may not have...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 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...
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February 15, 2015  |  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...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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