Tagged: ‘Pittsburgh Pirates’

Rumors and Rumblings: Scouts give takes on NL position battles
March 26th, 2017 at 4:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** With opening day a little more than a week away, there are still a number of unanswered questions with various National League teams. Here is a look at three of those situations and scouts' takes on them: Nationals closer Three right-handers are in the mix: veterans Shawn...

National Leaguers with something to prove in 2017
March 10th, 2017 at 1:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** It has been said that playing with a chip on your shoulder is good, that it is a motivational tool that brings out the best in a ballplayer. And while there are a variety of different conditions that govern such players on every team, ranging from justifying the hype,...

National League’s top up and comers for 2017
March 7th, 2017 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the established stars such as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw need no introduction, and the big name prospects are having their name made by the plethora of 'top 100' lists that make minor league hype the machine that it is, there is a middle ground of...

Rumors and Rumblings: Kang’s past caught Pirates by surprise
March 5th, 2017 at 9:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** BRADENTON, Fla. รข?? It seemed like an odd signing at the time. The Pittsburgh Pirates gave third baseman David Freese a two-year, $11 million contract extension last August that covered the 2018 and 2019 seasons. This occurred even though third baseman Jung Ho Kang was also under contract through...

The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017
February 28th, 2017 at 1:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** While not having the proven depth of many other positions, there are still a number of dangerous bats that lineup in left field. All but one player that checks in on this top 10 list hit at least 20 home runs, and five connected for 30. That is a...