FRANCISCO CERVELLI NEWS

First Pitch: Have the Pirates Filled All of Their Needs Already?

Today might have wrapped up one of the most busy Winter Meetings I can remember. Normally on a Thursday, things have died down, the Rule 5 draft takes place, and it’s all over. This morning there were a wave of transactions that almost made you think the general managers wouldn’t make it for the draft. The Pirates didn’t have an active day. They didn’t select anyone at...
Via Pirates Prospects
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Have One Specific Need Heading into the Winter Meetings

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings take place this week, running Monday through the Rule 5 draft on Thursday. The meetings are a time when things really kick off in free agency and on the trade market. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, I wouldn’t be surprised if the meetings are slow. There aren’t many areas where the Pirates need to seek an upgrade. **They seem to be going...
Via Pirates Prospects
12 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Why Has This Been a Quiet Off-Season For the Pirates?

In baseball, a slow off-season is the norm. The off-season is called the hot stove season because it resembles water heating up. You turn on the burners, then you wait. And you wait. Then you see a few bubbles. Then suddenly, the water is boiling and you’re ready to go. It feels like the Pirates have had a slow off-season thus far. No, it hasn’t been slow in the sense that...
Via Pirates Prospects
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Where should teams look for help at catcher?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Catcher Tony Sanchez Really, Really Likes Competition For His Job

On Thursday, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the New York Yankees traded pitch-framer extraordinaire Francisco Cervelli to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Suffice to...
Via Busted Coverage
November 14, 2014  |  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

First Pitch: The Bridge to Elias Diaz, Who is the Bridge to Reese McGuire

Russell Martin hasn’t signed anywhere yet, but it’s only a matter of time until he ends up picking his team. I don’t think that team will be the Pittsburgh Pirates, as I think his rumored asking price, plus the big market teams involved, will price the Pirates out of the mix. They are currently set up to go with Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart in 2015, if that happens...
Via Pirates Prospects
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

Notes: Cervelli Trade History, Future of Ike Davis, d’Arnaud Signs With Phillies

Last night I mentioned that the Pittsburgh Pirates had previously expressed interest in Francisco Cervelli multiple times. They finally acquired him from the Yankees yesterday for Justin Wilson. Joel Sherman reports that this isn’t the first time a Wilson/Cervelli deal was proposed. Sometimes trades take time to occur: #Yankees proposed Cervelli for Wilson 2 yrs ago. Teams re...
Via Pirates Prospects
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 One of Four Teams Still in the Mix For Russell Martin

Bruce Levine reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Toronto Blue Jays are all still in on free agent catcher Russell Martin, and that all four teams believe he is a major difference maker. Cubs -Pirates -Dodgers -Toronto all still in the mix for Russell Martin All believe he is a major difference maker ,handling the game — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Bye, Bye, Russell Martin? And Other Analysis on the Francisco Cervelli Trade

When the Yankees lost Russell Martin in 2013 to free agency, they replaced him with Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli. After acquiring Cervelli tonight, it looks like the Pirates are doing the same thing, although I’m not sure which one will start, or if they’ll split the job. This pretty much signals the end for Russell Martin with the Pirates, which isn’t a surprise...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 12, 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

Francisco Cervelli

FRANCISCO CERVELLI CATCHER Born: March 6, 1986Height: 6’1″Weight: 205Bats: RightThrows: RightSigned: Int’l free agent, 2003 (Yankees) How Acquired: Trade from Yankees for Justin WilsonCountry: VenezuelaAgent: SFX WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES As a Yankee prospect, Cervelli was regarded as a glove-first player, repeatedly ranking as the best defensive catcher...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli From Yankees In Exchange For Justin Wilson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for left-handed pitcher Justin Wilson. More on this move shortly.
Via Pirates Prospects
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire catcher Francisco Cervelli in trade with Yankees

The Pirates must not feel confident about their ability to re-sign free agent catcher Russell Martin. On Wednesday evening they acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Yankees for left handed pitcher Justin Wilson. With the Yankees Cervelli was clearly second at catcher behind Brian McCann. Upon arriving in Pittsburgh he becomes the favorite to start come opening day. Across...
Via Tireball.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates trade Justin Wilson for Francisco Cervelli

#Yankees have traded Francisco Cervelli to #Pirates for Justin Wilson — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 13, 2014
Via WHYGAVS?
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York could possibly trade catchers

One of the few positions at which the New York Yankees have substantial depth is behind the plate. Behind starting catcher Brian McCann, the Yankees have a plethora of catchers, most notably Francisco Cervelli. They also have Gary Sanchez, whom MLB.com rates as their #2 overall prospect. Could the Yankees move one or more of these catchers to bring more offense in return? Earlier...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Shifting Infield Alignment A Potential View Of The Future

Brian McCann at 1B, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate and Mark Teixeira sitting forlornly on the bench with an ailment of some kind. That was the defensive alignment for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night and it just might be the situation for the remainder of the season as manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that he doesn’t know when Teixeira will be back.It’s also a possible...
Via Lady At The Bat
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Francisco Cervelli recovering from migraines

The New York Yankees entered the final 14 games of the 2014 season on Monday with a record of 76-72, third in the American League East. At five games out in the wild card race, the Yankees have little time to make up ground. There is some good news on the injury front, as backup catcher Francisco Cervelli is recovering from migraines that have kept him out of the lineup for nearly...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

As the New York Yankees spiral out of the postseason race, how about we play some Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda where it concerns a few of their offseason moves?Move #1The most puzzling to me was the signing of Carlos Beltran. Yes, he had some nice seasons in St. Louis, but a three-year deal bringing him to his age-39 season seemed less than optimal at $45 million. Plus his signing cost...
Via Yankees Unscripted
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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