CHRIS RESOP NEWS

Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

On Friday, the Mets announced that they traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Thornton, who turns 26 next month, was a 23rd round pick of the Oakland A’s in the 2010 draft, who was traded to the Pirates in 2012 for RHP Chris Resop.  He has a solid strikeout rate, induces a lot of groundballs...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates lose Wei-Chung Wang to the Brewers in a confusing Rule 5 draft

The Rule 5 draft was this morning and in one of the more surprising and weird Rule 5 picks in a while, they lost left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang to the Brewers. This whole thing is just bizarre, so let's start with the basics: Wang will be 22 in April, he's from Taiwan, and he's pitched a grand total of 47 1/3 innings of professional baseball on American soil, with...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Sending Five to the AFL, Including Alen Hanson

Alen Hanson is going to the Arizona Fall League. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sending five players to the Arizona Fall League, led by top infield prospect Alen Hanson. The players are: Zack Thornton, RHP – Thornton was acquired for Chris Resop, and has spent time with Indianapolis, Altoona, and Bradenton. In his time with Altoona he has a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings, with an 11.3 K/9...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Recall Hideki Okajima, Designate Chris Resop

The Oakland Athletics have recalled Hideki Okajima from their Triple-A Sacramento minor league affiliate. The left-handed reliever is expected to be another arm in the bullpen. Reliever Chris Resop on the other hand didn’t have as good of a day, as he was designated for assignment by Oakland. He will have to clear waivers and accept an assignment to a farm club to remain in the...
Via FF Locker Room
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers 6, Athletics 5(10)

Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night. Joe Nathan gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th but escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam to snap Texas' four-game losing streak to Oakland. Beltre sent a 3-0 pitch from Chris Resop (1-1) to...
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers beat A's on 2 homers in 10th inning

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night. Joe Nathan gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th but escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam to snap Texas' four-game losing streak to Oakland. Beltre sent a 3-0 pitch...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Gibbs

JEFF GIBBS RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: April 23, 1991 Height: 6’4″ Weight: 185 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 9th round, 303rd overall, 2012 (Diamondbacks) How Acquired: Trade from Athletics (for Chris Resop) College: University of Maine (Orono) Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Gibbs had a disappointing junior season before Arizona drafted him...
Via Pirates Prospects
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates sign RHP Waldrop to minor league deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed reliever Kyle Waldrop to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. The 27-year-old Waldrop went 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 17 appearances for Minnesota last season. Waldrop was initially selected with the 25th overall pick of the 2004 first-year player draft. He made his big league debut on Sept. 5, 2011 and has a career...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

A's, Resop avoid arbitration

Right-hander Chris Resop and the Oakland A's agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Resop was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in November in exchange for minor league right-hander Zach Thornton. He could be a key member of Oakland's bullpen, particularly with right-hander Jim Miller recently claimed off waivers by the Yankees. Resop, 30,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Right-hander Resop reaches one-year deal with A's

Right-hander Chris Resop has agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. The team announced the deal Thursday. Resop joined the AL West champion A's in a Nov. 30 trade with Pittsburgh, sending minor league right-hander Zach Thornton to the Pirates. Resop went 1-4 with one save and a 3.91 ERA in 61 relief appearances with Pittsburgh last year. He...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some big changes to their bullpen over the last few weeks. They traded Chris Resop, signed Jason Grilli, traded Joel Hanrahan, and acquired Mark Melancon in that same trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is done, let’s take a look at the makeup of the new bullpen.   Jason Grilli is the new closer. Guaranteed Contracts Jason Grilli, RHP - Grilli will...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs swing two trades

The Pirates acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Zach Thornton from the Oakland Athletics organization in exchange for right-handed pitcher Chris Resop. They also got minor league right-handed pitcher Jhondaniel Medina from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder Yamaico Navarro.
Via pirates.scout.com
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Trying to Make Sense of Today’s Moves

The Pirates had a busy day. They traded Chris Resop, who was arbitration eligible for the second time and projected to make $1.3 M. They also dealt Yamaico Navarro (same link), who wasn’t arbitration eligible, but was designated for assignment the other day. They non-tendered Jeff Karstens, then reached a deal with Charlie Morton for $2 M (I’ll get into this in a bit). Finally...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs trade Resop, sign Morton, tender others

The Pirates’ decision to non-tender Jeff Karstens was the big news of the day, but they still had seven other players to deal with in advance of Friday’s midnight deadline. Chris Resop was traded to Oakland for Zach Stewart, a reliever in high-A ball. Basically, he was non-tendered and the Bucs got a tiny return instead of nothing. I thought there was a chance Resop would be...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Give Resop To Billy Beane

In another cost cutting move the Pirates traded reliever Chris Resop to the Oakland Athletics for 24 year old, A-ball reliever Zach Thornton.  Thornton was drafted out of college by the A’s and has spent three years in the minors, making it to AA last year for the first time where he pitched 3.0 innings [...]
Via This Is Getting Old
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Zach Thornton

ZACH THORNTON RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: May 19, 1988 Height: 6’3″ Weight: 213 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 23rd round, 695th overall, 2010 (Athletics) How Acquired: Trade from Athletics (for Chris Resop) College: University of Oregon (Eugene) Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Thornton was considered one of the top pitching prospects in...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

A's get RHP Resop from Pirates for RHP Thornton

The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Chris Resop from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league right-hander Zach Thornton. The A's also announced Friday that they will not offer a contract to outfielder Jermaine Mitchell. A move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Resop will be announced later. Resop was 1-4 with one save and a 3.91 ERA in 61 relief appearances...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Trade Yamaico Navarro and Chris Resop

Chris Resop has been traded to the Athletics. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made two trades, dealing Yamaico Navarro and Chris Resop in separate deals, both announced by a team press release. They dealt Navarro to the Orioles for Jhondaniel Medina, and dealt Resop to the Athletics for Zach Thornton. Medina has pitched as high as short-season A-ball, although he only had four innings...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates will non-tender Jeff Karstens

Rob Biertempfel tweeted this afternoon that the Pirates will non-tender Jeff Karstens at tonight's midnight deadline. There's no word yet on any of the Pirates' other arbitration-eligible players, but Karstens was probably the most important player on the brink (Charlie Morton may get non-tendered, but that's probably more health-related than money related and I could...
Via WHYGAVS?
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Will Be Tendered an Offer Tomorrow?

Tomorrow night at midnight is the deadline to tender contracts for the 2013 season. Any player who does not have a contract — arbitration eligible players and players with 1-3 years of service time — must be tendered an offer by the deadline, or be non-tendered. If a player is non-tendered, he immediately becomes a free agent. The tender deadline isn’t a big deal for guys making...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Offseason Moves, Part 2: Arbitration

An important part of the offseason is approaching, as teams must decide if they will be tendering contracts to their salary arbitration-eligible players by Friday night. For those unfamiliar with the process, players have three years of arb eligibility after their first three seasons in the majors. If a team tenders them a contract, they’ll receive a moderate raise–either through...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

MLBTR’s Projected Arbitration Prices For the Pirates

Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors came out with a system last year to project expected arbitration prices. Here were the projections last year, and what the players actually received. Player (Projection/Actual) Joel Hanrahan ($4.0/$4.1) Casey McGehee ($3.1/$2.5375) Jeff Karstens ($2.8/$3.1) Garrett Jones ($2.4/$2.25) Ross Ohlendorf ($2.1/Non-Tendered) Charlie Morton ($2.1/$2.445) Jose...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Relief Pitchers

The Pirates bullpen continued to be a strength for Pittsburgh again during the 2012 season. The 2011 bullpen finished with a 3.76 ERA, and were even better this year. The ‘pen finished with a combined 3.36 ERA — which finished ranked seventh in the National League (11th in the Majors). In the first half of the season, the relievers sported an impressive 2.59 mark. That number...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Pitching Has Been the Problem

I wanted to take a step back tonight and look at how the individual players on this team are performing since the start of August. The team as a whole has been horrible, and watching the day to day action has gotten extremely frustrating. One day the pitching will be decent, but the offense won’t show up. One day the offense will score seven runs, but the pitching will be horrible...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Another fitting failure

Dipping below .500, getting swept by the Brewers (again) at home, and falling another game back in the wild card race is bad enough, but the Pirates somehow made it even more upsetting on Thursday afternoon. They fell behind right away, immediately setting the stage for what looked like a total disaster. Wandy Rodriguez had his worst outing in quite a while, allowing three runs in...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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