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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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stealing one late

The Pirates were able to win the type of game they struggled with just a week or two ago – low-scoring, good starting pitching, nervous moments with the bullpen, etc. They weren’t getting the late breaks in, say, the Cincinnati series, but this time they did and now they’ve won four in a row. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…A.J. Burnett is not getting any run...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A wintry win

It was another weird night at a mostly-deserted PNC Park on Wednesday, but through a mini-snowstorm and more rough moments for the bullpen, the Pirates were able to pull-out a much needed win. Yes, you read that right, a mini snowstorm. Oh the weather outside is weather. pic.twitter.com/wMfnPe6Zpp — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 23, 2015 The “snow” only lasted a half inning ...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Pirates: Meet the new guys

With the season under way, you don’t need a breakdown of the entire Pirates’ roster – you know who the main guys are, and most of the significant pieces have not changed. But if you haven’t followed the offseason and/or spring training all that closely, I’ll introduce you to the new Bucs that you may not know much about. Arquimedes Caminero Caminero was probably the most...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
28 days ago  |  Discuss

I haven’t freaked out yet about Russell Martin’s absence (but maybe I should)

Now that we’re rolling into season preview season, I’m starting to notice a trend in Pirate previews. There are really, really positive previews and there are guardedly optimistic ones. The dividing line between the two tends to be what the previewer thinks of the absence of Russell Martin. I mainly noticed this while reading the Bucs Dugout preview, in which Charlie is a little...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gibson gives up two homers in Twins' loss to Pirates

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

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

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
November 20, 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

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

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

Francisco Cervelli traded

The New York Yankees see yet another catcher go to the Pittsburgh Pirates as Francisco Cervelli has been traded to the National League Central team. #166925819 / gettyimages.com In the 2014 season, Franciso Cervelli saw 162 plate appearances. He hit .301/.370/.432 with a pair of home runs as the backup behind Brian McCann. In return for the backup backstop, the Yankees acquired...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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

Watch: Francisco Cervelli Takes Foul Tip in Worst Spot Possible

It’s the life of a Major League catcher, constantly getting hit by foul tips in basically every part of their body. During Wednesday’s night’s Yankees Tigers game, Francisco Cervelli took a foul tip in the worst spot possible. Viewer discretion is advised. Cervelli somehow stayed in the game after laying on the ground for a few minutes. All you can do is hope and pray that...
Via Standing O Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Yankees Catcher Francisco Cervelli Takes a Pitch to the Crotch

We’re lucky Jeter never took a ball to the crotch. His crotch is a national treasure. - – - – - Also see … Derek Jeter’s 12 Most Disgusting Girlfriends VIDEO: Drunk Yankees fan stumbles around like and idiot SP’s New York Yankees page The post VIDEO: Yankees Catcher Francisco Cervelli Takes a Pitch to the Crotch appeared first on SportsPickle.
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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