Posts tagged Francisco Liriano

Are Pirates making right call with Volquez in wild-card game?

   September 30, 2014 2:01 pm    0

With a trip to the Divisional Series on the line, the Pittsburgh Pirates will send Edinson Volquez to the mound Wednesday night.   Is he the right choice?   He leads the team with wins (13) and ERA (3.04).  Since the All-Star break, he’s 5-1 with a 2.20 ERA. And, to narrow the splits even…


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New Year’s resolutions for the Pittsburgh Pirates

   December 31, 2013 1:58 pm    0

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without resolutions for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here’s what I’d like to see in 2014: Add to the payroll. The Pirates long have been called cheap. Now that they have a winner, they need to keep it that way. They should open the wallets in January and make a good…


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Budget-minded Bucs toss millions at pitchers

   December 12, 2013 12:48 pm    0

The bar has been set in baseball. The standard for a new, cheap pitcher is $5 million. That’s what the Pittsburgh Pirates will give Edinson Volquez for one year. Volquez, 30, who had a breakthrough season in 2008 with the Reds, went 9-12 last year with a 5.71 ERA pitching for the Dodgers and Padres….


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Liriano comes up big for Pirates (video)

   August 20, 2013 10:06 am    0

Big win from the Pirates late Monday night. Francisco Liriano shut down the Padres with 13 strikeouts. Here’s Liriano fanning the Padres: Your browser does not support iframes. — Rick Green


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Pirates sign Contreras to minor league deal

   February 23, 2013 11:20 pm    0

What’s better than having one injured pitcher on your roster? If you’re the Pittsburgh Pirates, then having two injured pitchers on your roster might be the answer. On Saturday, the Pirates signed Jose Contreras to a minor league deal. Contreras, 41, had Tommy John surgery last year. He’s expected to rehab with the team in…


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Liriano, Pirates make it official

   February 8, 2013 11:33 pm    0

Francisco Liriano is a Pirate. Officially. The team announced the signing of the left-handed pitcher on its Twitter page Friday night. The team reported it’s a one-year deal with a vesting option for 2014. Tom Singer at Tweeted that the deal is worth $1 million in 2013. It originally had been reported to be…


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Liriano, Pirates still haven’t come to terms

   February 2, 2013 12:31 am    0

How many times have the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Francisco Liriano this season? Too many for my taste. And it seems like the ongoing saga could drag into spring training. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that general manager Neal Huntington is non-commital about signing the pitcher before spring training begins. Liriano broke his non-throwing arm (right)…


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Pirates reportedly after pitcher Shaun Marcum

   January 19, 2013 10:29 pm    0

There are some good free agents still to be signed, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to one of them. Pitcher Shaun Marcum could be targeted by the Bucs, Jon Paul Morosi is reporting. Marcum missed two months last season for the Brewers, but he did have a winning record (7-4) and posted a…


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Arm issue puts Liriano’s deal with Pirates on hold

   January 10, 2013 8:06 pm    0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free agent pitcher Francisco Liriano injured his right (non-throwing) arm over the holidays and his deal with the Pirates is on hold. Liriano reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth around $14 million on just before Christmas, pending a physical. Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington did not get into specifics about…


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Report: Pirates sign Francisco Liriano to 2-year, $14 million deal

   December 21, 2012 12:50 pm    0

The Pittsburgh Pirates apparently have made an attempt to bolster their rotation, signing left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano to a two-year contract worth $14 million, according to published reports. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Liriano, who played for nearly six seasons for the Minnesota Twins, agreed to the deal. The deal is pending Liriano passing a…


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