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Musgrove takes positives from rough outing

As he made his way back from an early spring setback, Joe Musgrove found few opportunities to consistently pitch in a game-like atmosphere. His first outing was on a back field at Pirate City. His first Grapefruit League start lasted less than three innings against the Yankees.
Via Pirates.com
3 days ago

Musgrove sharp vs. stacked NY lineup in debut

The Yankees didn't make it easy on Joe Musgrove. In his first official inning of the spring, Musgrove took the mound on Thursday at Steinbrenner Field and had to face the slugging trio of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez.
Via Pirates.com
8 days ago

Musgrove set to officially start Pirates career

Right-hander Joe Musgrove will make his first official appearance with the Pirates on Thursday, when he's set to start against the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field. But first, he enjoyed the final, celebratory chapter of his time with the Astros.
Via Pirates.com
9 days ago

Fans angry over McCutchen, Cole trades; now Harrison wants out

There’s some unrest in the Pittsburgh fan base regarding the team’s recent trades of Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole. Madasyn Czebiniak of TribLIVE.com highlights the story of lifelong Pirates fan Jason Kaufman, who started a change.org petition to force owner Bob Nutting to sell the team. The following excerpt gives a pretty good feel for the petition’s tone: “Pittsburgh is a baseball...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 20, 2018  |  Discuss

Pirates GM explains reason for Andrew McCutchen trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday traded Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants, ending over a year of trade rumors involving the former MVP. Team GM Neal Huntington spoke about the trade later in the day, and essentially confirmed the team traded the outfielder because they felt they could not afford him. Although trading Gerrit Cole and McCutchen days apart, the Pirates insist...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole traded to Astros

Gerrit Cole is heading to Houston after all.Three days after reports said Cole was on the verge of being traded to the Astros before later reports said a deal didn’t happen, the two teams did agree on a tradeYahoo’s Tim Brown reports that Cole is heading to the Astros, while the Pittsburgh Pirates are receiving Joe Musgrove and Colin Moran in return. The Astros made no secret that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole really is going to the Astros

Gerrit Cole is joining the Houston Astros. For real this time. No seriously, this time we mean it. Saturday afternoon, the Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly struck a deal to send Cole to the defending champions. But it’s the return that seems light, despite Cole coming off of a down 2017.“The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly agreed to a trade to send ace pitcher Gerrit Cole...
Via The Sports Post
January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson beats chest like King Kong after big home run

Joc Pederson homered in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night, and that guy was seriously fired up about it.Pederson went opposite field off Houston Astros reliever Joe Musgrove for a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to make it 3-1 in favor of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Pederson was so pumped up about his homer that he was beating his chest like King Kong as he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Musgrove’s Weird One-Seam Sinker

We first encountered Joe Musgrove‘s one-seam sinker around the All-Star break, when he was kind enough to show us the grip before his appearance in the Futures Game. I’d never seen a one-seam grip before, unless you count the one Zach Britton showed us. While we could spot glimpses of the sinker in the Futures Game and in his minor-league games, it wasn’t until Musgrove came up and...
Via Fangraphs
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

This Is Plus Command: Prospects Phil Bickford, Joe Musgrove

Now that we’ve seen the triple-digit velocities of the Major League All-Star Game, let’s take a look at two prospects who sit in the low 90s with their fastballs! If that’s not exciting enough, neither one has what you might consider a plus secondary pitch! They’re not at the top of any prospect lists! Wait. Why are we going to talk about Phil Bickford and Joe Musgrove, anyway? Because...
Via Fangraphs
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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