FRANCISCO CERVELLI NEWS

Pedro Florimon is the latest random callup

And he’s your new starting shortstop. Here’s our lineup for game 3 in KC. http://t.co/yVeeycpKAS#LetsGoBucspic.twitter.com/9huHyKsfiw — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 22, 2015 Florimon is another “depth” (I use that term VERY lightly) guy that can probably field, but can’t hit at all. It doesn’t help that Francisco Cervelli is still out (hopefully just a day-to...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Family motivates Pirates' Cervelli

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli plays – and lives his life with – a bunch of energy, a trait that’s catching on with his new teammates. “I think Cervy may even have more energy than Russ had,” Chris Stewart told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Doesn't matter the situation, he's looking for the positive. He's always got a smile.” So where does all that energy come from...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 70: Pirates 7 Reds 6

If I had to venture a guess, I’d assume that teams that score seven runs in an inning have a pretty good winning percentage throughout the history of baseball. I could leave the recap there, since that’s about all the substance I have to offer due to my focus being mostly on my softball league’s championship this week (look, we lost tonight, but we won the winner’s bracket...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cervelli on scoreless record: 'It's not me, it's them'

  Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli tied a record that was over 100 years old on Wednesday when he caught his 56th consecutive scoreless inning. However, Cervelli wasn't willing to take the credit. "It's not me. It's them," Cervelli said to Pirates.com, referring to the pitchers. "All I do is put down my glove and catch the ball." Cervelli went on and continued to parise the pitching...
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Pirates MVP is… Francisco Cervelli?

Everyone makes mistakes. Some marry people they shouldn’t. Some cheat on their taxes. Some refuse to eat their dinner and find out later I won’t give them dessert and then throw a holy fit that prevents me from starting my article on how Francisco Cervelli is the Pittsburgh Pirates MVP until very late. But I […]
Via Fangraphs
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

One streak ends, another lives on

Well, the Pirates finally gave up a run. Two, actually. Bunch of bums. Should probably get rid of Jeff Locke now, right? (OK, that would have been at least a semi-serious statement a couple of weeks ago, but he’s pitched his way back to “respectable fifth starter” territory) . Locke actually kept the scoreless streak going into the sixth before it ended at thirty-five innings...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Fall Victim to Another Pittsburgh Pirates Shutout

PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 16: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates shakes hands with Francisco Cervelli #29 following their 3-0 win against the Chicago White Sox during the game at PNC Park on June 16, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox have run into the Pittsburgh Pirates at the wrong time. Coming off of an...
Via The Sports Journal
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 64: Pirates 3 White Sox 0

This is starting to get crazy. With tonight’s Charlie-Morton-lead shutout, the Pirates have now thrown three straight shutouts, five in six games, and six in their last nine. The last time Francisco Cervelli has seen an opponent cross home plate in front of him was last Tuesday, which also happens to be the last time the Pirates lost a baseball game. The Pirates are now on a...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cervelli stepping up for Pirates

  Francisco Cervelli entered the 2015 season on a team team with a new role. For the first time in his career, Cervelli was going to be asked to be the everyday starting catcher. It was a role he wanted, he just had to make sure he produced and was ready for it. So far, so good. "He's looking to maximize opportunities, give us the best at-bat he can to work us down to the next guy...
Via Fox Sports
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The unsurprisingly surprising Francisco Cervelli

Francisco Cervelli has been a pleasant surprise for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the catcher position this season. Cervelli leads the Pirates with a .333 batting average and a .405 on-base percentage (All while not wearing batting gloves). He is also playing fantastic defense and catching for a pitching staff that has been overpowering this season. The Pirates’ team Earned Run Average...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

"He leads the current Pirates’ team in batting average at .331 and, if he had enough at-bats to qualify, would be tied for fourth in the National league (and fifth in all of baseball) in that category. He also leads the majors in runs saved via pitch fram

Francisco Cervelli. (But you already knew that, right?)
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Simple approach working for Cervelli

  Ask Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli about the key to his hot start on offense and the answer is a simple, obvious one. "Swinging at good pitches," Cervelli told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's it. Working deep in the count, doing my thing. I'm not trying to do too much." It may be an obvious answer, but it's the right one and so far it's been working for Cervelli. Through...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates' Francisco Cervelli passed concussion tests

  The Pirates received some good news on the injury front Wednesday when catcher Francisco Cervelli passed all of his concussion tests. "He couldn't be in the lineup if the tests didn't go well," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told Pirates.com. "He felt good when he came in. They tested him again and they put him through a workout program as well, and he tested well." Cervelli left...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Struggle Offensively as They Fall to the Pirates

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed, right, reacts after swinging for a strike as Pittsburgh Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli, left, throws the ball back to the pitcher during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The Arizona Diamondbacks struggled offensively on Friday night as they fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-1 in...
Via The Sports Journal
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates' Cervelli homers twice off Twins' Gibson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Francisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Three-time AL batting champion Joe Mauer went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is batting .158 in 19 spring at-bats. Gibson, slotted in as the Twins' No. 4 starter, walked three, including one to Pirates starter Gerrit...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cervelli hoping to follow in Martin's footsteps for Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) When the Pittsburgh Pirates couldn't retain catcher Russell Martin as a free agent catcher last November, they decided to trade for his former backup. The Pirates acquired Francisco Cervelli in a deal from the New York Yankees on Nov. 12 for left-handed reliever Justin Wilson, just days after Martin rejected their $56 million, four-year offer. Cervelli backed...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli < 500

My biggest problem with the question, “How do you replace Russell Martin?” is that it’s sort of a trick question. If we define “Russell Martin” as a very strong defensive catcher with an emphasis on pitch-framing that has decent on-base abilities (at least as it comes to walk-percentage) and decent pop for the position, well, I think the Pirates are relatively good at identifying...
Via WHYGAVS?
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The unnamed "one baseball executive" has given Yankee fans a strategy for 2015

GO AHEAD, BRIAN CASHMAN! BREAK THE INTERNET!Well, he tried. He traded Francisco Cervelli. By my count, that added at least 20 clicks - the entire Pittsburgh Pirates' fan base - to this week's IIH traffic.And yesterday, Cashman told Mark Feinsand - he of the old Daily News Fifth - that Cash is honkin' proud of his gritty work week."This felt busier than past meetings I’ve participated...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

We shall not let Francisco Cervelli leave without remembering a few great moments...

After Jeter, Frankie Cervelli was the longest Yankee, in terms of seniority. And this is not a knock on his trade to Pittsburgh: We all knew he needed to be somewhere else, and I'm sure Brian Cashman called every team in baseball and received for Cervelli the most that anybody was willing to give.Still... Frankie gave us some great memories.March 2008. In an exhibition game, a rat...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Go to the Pitch-Framing Well, Add Francisco Cervelli

Did you read the article from a week ago about the Astros trading for Hank Conger? Great, then you’ve already read this article, too. The Pirates just followed a similar path, sending Justin Wilson to the Yankees in exchange for backstop Francisco Cervelli. Wilson’s left-handed and cost-controlled, and he throws hard, so the Yankees see […]
Via Fangraphs
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Congrats to Zolio and Frankie

Just so it's said...Congrats to everyone involved in the emancipation of Zolio Almonte and Francisco Cervelli, the Yankees longtime human paperweights.It won't be the same, without the Empire continually having them to ignore, in favor of signing other team's castoffs.I'm not sure who can fill the role of career rented mule, but I'm sure someone will step forward. Slade Heathcott...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Francisco Cervelli To Pirates For Reliever Justin Wilson

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson. Mainly a backup with the Yankees, the 28-year-old Cervelli batted .301 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 49 games last season. The Pirates could have an opening at catcher if they are unable to re-sign Russell Martin, a free agent who declined...
Via NESN.com
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli for Justin Wilson

- The Pirates may have already found their Russell Martin replacement, even though Russ isn’t officially gone yet. On Wednesday night they acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Yankees, and sent Justin Wilson to New York in exchange. So this means Russ is gone for sure? Not officially, but pretty much, yeah. Jon Heyman says otherwise, but I don’t think anyone really believes...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire C Cervelli from Yankees for reliever Wilson

  The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson. Mainly a backup with the Yankees, the 28-year-old Cervelli batted .301 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 49 games last season. The Pirates could have an opening at catcher if they are unable to re-sign Russell Martin, a free agent who declined the team...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Cervelli from Yankees for Wilson

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson. Mainly a backup with the Yankees, the 28-year-old Cervelli batted .301 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 49 games last season. The Pirates could have an opening at catcher if they are unable to re-sign Russell Martin, a free agent who declined...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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