Author Archives for Rick Green

Pirates update on first base, Taillon (video)

   November 22, 2014 3:47 pm    0

What’s going on with the Pirates at first base?   Here’s a look at that and Jameson Taillon from   Your browser does not support iframes.   — Rick Green


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Pirates’ latest pitching project: Righty with power stuff, vicious curve

   November 22, 2014 12:40 am    0

The Pirates have had some success with turning around pitchers’ careers.   Just take a look a Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez.   The Pirates hope their latest project turns out with similar success.   The pitcher this time is Radhames Liz. is reporting the signing is worth $3 million over two years….


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Tigers don’t think they will get Cy Young winner Scherzer back

   November 21, 2014 7:08 pm    0

One of the free agents to watch is pitcher Max Scherzer.   Scherzer, the 2013 Cy Young winner, turned down an offer from the Tigers worth $144 million (for six years).   Will he get more?   Judging from early signings, the answer is yes.   And, judging from Dave Dombrowski’s comments, he will be…


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Pirates designate Davis, bring back ‘stinkin’ Lincoln’

   November 20, 2014 7:37 pm    0

My wife’s elementary school was named Lincoln.   She used to tell me how it usually was referred to as “Stinkin’ Lincoln.”   When the Pirates’ Brad Lincoln struggled, you can be sure that I always referred to him as that.   Lincoln usually gave me enough fodder, until 2012 when he found his niche…


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Hot stove: White Sox take lead for bad contract of the year

   November 18, 2014 4:15 pm    0

How much mad money is there in baseball?   Apparently enough to pay Zach Duke $15 million over three years.   Yeah, that Zach Duke.   The White Sox got Duke for that much to be their top lefty in the bullpen.   Duke reinvented himself last year with the Brewers. As a reliever he…


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Silly season arrives with Martin, Stanton contracts

   November 17, 2014 4:52 pm    0

Russell Martin signed a five-year contract worth $82 million with the Blue Jays.   The Marlins now have Giancarlo Stanton for the next 13 years for $325 million.   I think the Silly Season applies here.   First, congrats to the players for getting paid.   Now, on to the rest.   Martin wasn’t going…


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SeaWolves’ Moya named player with best power in AFL

   November 15, 2014 12:09 am    0

Fans of the Erie SeaWolves saw first-hand the power that Steven Moya has.   After all, he clubbed 35 homers this past season, a team record.   Those in the Arizona Fall League now know it.   Moya was named the prospect with the best power skills, according to   Moya finished tied for…


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Pirates take fresh approach to free agency with return of Burnett

   November 14, 2014 5:44 pm    0

Welcome back, A.J. Burnett.   The Pirates bolstered their pitching staff by getting Burnett on Friday.   Burnett, who won 26 games in two seasons with the Pirates, signed a one-year deal worth $8.5 million.   Burnett pitched last season with the Phillies and struggled, going 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA.   The Pirates get…


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Trout, Kershaw are the picks to win MVP awards

   November 13, 2014 1:20 am    0

MLB awards season wraps up tonight with the MVP awards for each league.   The debate leading up to the NL MVP award is whether Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw should be up for the award.   The argument I’ve heard, and hear every time a pitcher makes the cut, is pitchers have their own award…


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Vote: Should pitchers be eligible for MVP award?

   November 13, 2014 1:03 am    0

The big debate for the National League MVP award is whether a pitcher should be eligible to win it.   The argument, they say, is pitchers have their own award, the Cy Young.   So, what do you think? Should a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw be eligible for the MVP award?   Vote below and…


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