Tag Archives: Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Central: a race to mediocrity

With Opening Day turning the corner and heading for home, it’s time to talk baseball. To be completely honest, the NL Central does not look competitive outside of its division. Within the division, the competition stiffens, but don’t look for any of these teams to win the Series anytime soon. …

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Taillon hopes to fit in with Yankees

There’s not much that can phase pitcher Jameson Taillon. He survived a battle with cancer in 2017. Then, the Pirates’ righthander underwent his second Tommy John surgery, forcing him to miss the entire 2020 season. He was then traded on Jan. 24 from Pittsburgh to the Yankees. Taillon met with …

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Former Gator David Ross Talks MLB Season Hopes as New Cubs Manager

On October 24, 2019, the Chicago Cubs hired former Florida Gator David Ross as their manager. Ross replaced skipper Joe Maddon and signed him to a three-year contract. Hopes for a Return to the Diamond Ross’s first year taking on a managerial role has come to a halt due to …

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Gerrit Cole’s Debut with the Yankees

December 2019, Gerrit Cole signed a nine-year contract with the New York Yankees. The pitcher will make his spring debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight, February 24 at 6:35. Aaron Judge — outfielder for the Yankees — says that the news of Cole’s signing was exciting. Cole’s History The 29-year-old …

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Cole is Happy to be a Yankee

Yankees newly acquired pitcher Gerrit Cole participated in his first formal workout with the team yesterday. Cole joined the team this offseason after signing a nine-year contract worth $324 million dollars (a record for a pitcher). Welcome to Cole World. @GerritCole45 pic.twitter.com/UlzBnYMjYf — New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 12, 2020 …

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Several MLB Teams in Search of New Manager

The 2019 MLB regular season has come to a close, and several teams are making a change at the manager position. Here are the teams in need of a new skipper. Los Angeles Angels Today, the Los Angeles Angels announced that Brad Ausmus will not return as manager in 2020. …

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Eckstein Joins Pirates Front Office

Former Florida baseball player and major league infielder David Eckstein joined the Pittsburgh Pirates front office as their special assistant for baseball operations. This is Eckstein’s first front office role in Major League Baseball. Eckstein will work alongside his brother Rick Eckstein, the Pirates’ hitting coach. College Baseball Career Eckstein began …

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