“Every indication we had was that he wanted to return and only to return to Pittsburgh, and he was going to make his decision quickly.”
It has been noted time and time again around here that the Pirates haven’t been very active on the free agent market while also losing key players from their playoff run last year. Now Sports Illustrated is weighing in with a not-so-favorable opinion saying that the Pirates have failed to hold up their end of the bargain.
Bob Pompeani caught up with Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon before the start of spring training.
After making his AAA debut Monday night, Jameson Taillon talked to Starkey, Miller and Mueller about the nerves he had to overcome and how he was able to settle in after a rough first inning.
Baseball Prospectus writer Jason Parks joined The Fan Morning Show Friday to offer an outsider’s evaluation of some of the Pirates’ top prospects.
Bob Pompeani looked at the Pirates top prospects with Tim Williams of PiratesProspects.com.
Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon got to watch Gerrit Cole make his debut this week, and joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller on The FAN to tell us what he saw and how that motivates him even more to make it to the big leagues.
With the team going out and signing a new catcher this offseason, the Pirates pitching staff was looking towards spring training as an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Russell Martin.
The Pirates hopes for the future lie heavily on the arms of Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon, and Catcher Tony Sanchez has caught both of them and knows what they’re capable of.
Together, they’re considered the future of the Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon, selected second overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, and Gerrit Cole, taken first overall in 2011. By May of next year, they could both be in the Pirates’ starting rotation.
This was not a good day to be a Pirates pitcher. The staff combined to allow 16 runs on 14 hits and also walked 14 batters all leading to a 16-6 loss to the Boston red Sox today at McKechnie Field.
The Pirates 2010 and 2011 first round draft picks – Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole – squared off against one another in the Black-Gold intra-squad scrimmage Friday afternoon at McKechnie Field.
93.7 The FAN Pirates pre and postgame host Dan Zangrilli provides all the latest news coming out of Pirates spring training.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington feels strongly in the direction that his major league club has gone under Manager Clint Hurdle, and while they aren’t all the way where they want to be, he was happy enough with the results to reward Hurdle with a new contract.
Many believe Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole could find his way to the major leagues this year, and he talked about those expectations and how he welcomes them when he joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller.