Pirates Purchase Sellers from Indians, DFA Gomez and Axford
The Pirates made several moves involving the bottom end of their roster this morning, acquiring infielder
Catchers have varying views on mound visits
Catcher-pitcher mound visits don't receive much attention. Neither players nor managers talk about them much, and they generally annoy fans. Baseball analysts largely ignore them.
During his Wild Card game press conference, though, Clint Hurdle made a rare reference to mound visits when asked about Edinson Volquez's bounce-back season. Hurdle said that Russell Martin's timely visit...
Open thread: World Series Game 3
Here are the lineups as Jeremy Guthrie faces Tim Hudson in San Francisco at 8:00 Eastern.
Alcides Escobar SS Alex Gordon LF Lorenzo Cain RF Eric Hosmer 1B Mike Moustakas 3B Omar Infante 2B Salvador Perez C Jarrod Dyson CF Jeremy Guthrie P
Gregor Blanco CF Joe Panik 2B Buster Posey C Pablo Sandoval 3B Hunter Pence RF Brandon Belt 1B T...
Links: Joe Maddon opts out of contract
Some links from around the game:
-P- Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract with the Rays, just weeks after the franchise lost Andrew Friedman to the Dodgers. Maddon is, of course, an excellent manager, but managers are probably mo...
Russell Martin, Starling Marte named Gold Glove finalists
Russell Martin and Starling Marte are each among the three finalists for NL Gold Glove awards, respectively.
The other finalists at catcher are Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina, so Martin probably faces an uphill battle. Lucroy, in particular, is very deserving, and Molina is very good and has a great reputation, hav...
Tyler Glasnow wins MiLB.com's top starting pitcher award
Tyler Glasnow has won MiLB.com's award for the top starting pitcher in the minors. I actually didn't know what this meant -- I saw it just now on Twitter and wondered if it was the same thing as
Pirates sign Josh Stinson
The Pirates have announced that they've signed righty Josh Stinson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Stinson will be 27 in March. He came up with the Mets system, then spent a year with the Brewers before being claimed by the Athletics and then the Orioles, with whom he spent the 2013 season. He pitched 17 reasonably good innings in the big...