Being the farthest or the fastest is great if you’re an Olympian.
If you’re a major league pitcher, or aspiring to be one, it only means so much.
So Erik Cordier’s eyes didn’t light up just like the radar guns that clocked his first spring training appearance as a Giant on Friday. When told he threw four pitches that hit 100 mph, he barely reacted at all.
He knows the...
Giants beat writer Andrew Baggerly just did a great Q & A session via the interwebs (he does these not infrequently). Here's his blog via CSN and you can follow him on twitter @CSNBaggs(good way to catch these interviews!). For those of you who missed this one, here are some highlights!
Full transcript here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/chat-now-giants-insider-andrew...
Ivan De Jesus is a minor league free agent. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Matt Eddy of Baseball America has the full list of Minor League Free Agents, including the following players from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
RHP: David Bromberg (AA), Brooks Brown (AAA), Erik Cordier (AAA), Jason Erickson (Hi A), Graham Godfrey (AAA), Doug Mathis (AAA), Luis Sanz (AA), Kyle Waldrop...
This week’s podcast went up today, and on the show we talked about whether Gregory Polanco or Jameson Taillon should come up in September. The argument for Taillon was that the Pirates should be “all hands on deck”, and he could provide value out of the bullpen with a 99 MPH fastball and a plus curveball. At one point in the conversation, I mentioned something along the lines...
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders were on an eight game winning streak, then the Battlin’ Baby Bucn Indians came to town. Andy Oliver pitched six innings of two hit ball, striking out five. Erik Cordier came in next. His fastballs were clocked at 98-100 M.P.H. Two innings, four K’s. The Indians snapped that streak with a 5-0…
Could Alex Dickerson’s back problems be over?
If you’ve been following my daily lineup notes, you probably noticed that Alex Dickerson had been out of the lineup for about a week. The first baseman wasn’t a red shirt, and finally returned to game action today.
“Now I’m feeling real good,” Dickerson said of the stiffness. “It was rough for a couple of days. Just kind...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training. So far they have cut four players today, with those players being Hunter Strickland, Vic Black, Matt Hague, and Clint Robinson. That could be all for now, but no word on that yet. I’ll update this when more information becomes available.
UPDATE 8:00 AM: Add Duke Welker and Stolmy Pimentel to the list of cuts...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have invited the following non-roster players to Spring Training, according to a list given to me today.
Brooks Brown, RHP
Erik Cordier, RHP
Ryan Reid, RHP
Kris Johnson, LHP
Mike Zagurski, LHP
Ali Solis, C
Jared Goedert, 3B
Matt Hague, 1B
Anderson Hernandez, 2B
Darren Ford, OF
Felix Pie, OF
A few of these guys we’ve already heard about at the time of their...
The hot-stove isn’t even lukewarm yet for the Pirates, but here’s a quick rundown of the past week:
Pirates 2013 single-game tickets are on sale now.
The Bucs signed six minor leaguers: Felix Pie, Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, Luis Sanz, and Alex Valdez. None of them seem particularly interesting, although Pie has played a fair amount in the majors (but not well...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown and Erik Cordier and outfielder
Felix Pie (pronounced P-a) on minor league contracts with invitations to spring training as non-roster players. The club
also agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers David Bromberg and Luis Sanz, along with infielder Alex Valdez on
minor league deals.
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: February 25, 1986
Drafted: 2nd round, 63rd overall, 2004 (Royals)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: Southern Door HS, Brussels, WI
Agent: Rob Martin, Icon Sports Management
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Cordier was considered to have three potential...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of six minor league free agents, via a team press release. The six players are right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, and Luis Sanz, outfielder Felix Pie, and infielder Alex Valdez. All are minor league deals, and from that group, Brown, Cordier, and Pie received invites to Spring Training. We already heard...
Time for a guy who could be a factor for the Braves this season, but not in his current role: Erik Cordier. The 25 (26 this month) year-old Cordier was acquired from the Braves way back in March of 2007 from the Royals in exchange for Tony Pena Jr, then a shortstop. He missed all of the 2007 following Tommy John surgery, and only threw 45 innings in 2008 for the GCL and Rome. In...