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Nova settling into life as a No.1 starter

For years, Ivan Nova entered Spring Training with something to prove. He had to earn a spot in the Yankees rotation or, occasionally, anywhere on the team. He is far removed from those days now, however, having already been named the Pirates' Opening Day starter.
Via Pirates.com
6 days ago

Nova gets opening-day nod for Pirates

Ivan Nova will be the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day starting pitcher at Detroit on March 29. It is unclear whether he will remain with Pittsburgh through the entire season.
7 days ago

Nova, Taillon proud of Opening Day nods

When pitching coach Ray Searage called Ivan Nova into manager Clint Hurdle's office on Wednesday morning, Nova's first thought was closer to fear than excitement.
Via Pirates.com
12 days ago

Pirates tab Nova to start Opening Day

Veteran right-hander Ivan Nova will start for the Pirates on Opening Day, manager Clint Hurdle announced on Wednesday. Jameson Taillon is scheduled to start Pittsburgh's home opener at PNC Park.
Via Pirates.com
13 days ago

Nova can boost pay $2 million annually with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ivan Nova can earn an additional $2 million annually in performance bonuses as part of his new contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, which would raise his total to $32 million over three years if he makes 32 starts or pitches 200 innings in each season. As part of the $26 million, three-year deal announced Dec. 27, the right-hander gets a $2 million signing bonus...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Nova says decision to re-sign with Pirates an "easy" choice

PITTSBURGH (AP) Given a chance to explore the free agency market for the first time in his career, pitcher Ivan Nova methodically went through the process, listening to offers but never really changing his mindset. All things being equal - and just as importantly, all money being equal - Nova wanted to stick with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where the right-hander gave his uneven career...
Via Associated Press
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ivan Nova Slipped Through the Cracks

The Marlins gave Edinson Volquez two years and $22 million. Now, I know what you might be thinking: The Marlins might have to issue bigger guarantees in order to convince players to join them. But I don’t know that for sure. What I do know for sure is that Volquez turns 34 next summer. Last season he had a worse-than-average ERA, a worse-than-average FIP, and a worse-than-average...
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Pirates, Ivan Nova agree to $26M, 3-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says pitcher Ivan Nova and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh acquired Nova from the New York Yankees at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Though the Pirates faded...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jeremy Hellickson unlikely to accept qualifying offer

Jeremy Hellickson appears poised to test the free agent waters. According to a report from Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman, Hellickson is unlikely to accept a qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Phillies. The 29-year-old pitcher received a qualifying offer from Philadelphia this week for $17.2 million. If he declines it, the Phillies would receive a compensatory draft pick. Hellickson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ivan Nova Is Getting Happed

A year ago, when the Pirates were alive in the playoff race, they made what felt like a fairly uninspiring deadline trade for J.A. Happ. Happ was almost a giveaway, and no one really batted an eyelash about the Pirates’ tiny upgrade, but then they made some very minor tweaks and Happ pitched the rest of the season like one of the better starters in the league. There was, at one point...
Via Fangraphs
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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