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GERRIT COLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Do Alvarez and Cole deserve extensions?

  Winning and tough decisions go hand in hand. The Pirates have reversed the culture in Pittsburgh and became a winning team, but now the decisions carry more weight. If the Pirates want to continue to win, they need to make strong personnel decisions and they have a couple big decisions looming in the next couple years. Both Gerrit Cole and Pedro Alvarez are set to hit free agency...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte shoulders the load, Cole looks to lead Pirates to sweep

There’s something particularly wonderful and gratifying about what’s happened at PNC Park the last two nights: the Pirates came into this series against the Brewers mired in a terrible offensive slump with an ugly record. The starting rotation got off to an excellent start, but there just weren’t many runs to go around. Two games in a row, it’s been Starling Marte and Gregory...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 7: Pirates 5 Tigers 4

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque afternoon at PNC Park than this one: Josh Harrison hit the first pitch in the bottom of the first over the fence, Gerrit Cole kept the Tigers off balance for six innings with a fastball that averaged 97 mph and a ton of swinging strikes on his off-speed pitches (PitchFX says that he threw 22 sliders/curves (though I guess one of those might...
Via WHYGAVS?
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole makes his 2015 debut tonight

If you asked me to list the one thing that I was most excited for on the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates besides the most plainly obvious reasons (they’re probably going to be good, Andrew McCutchen, etc.), I would tell you that it’s this:Baseball is full of dynamic young arms right now, and for two Septembers in a row, Gerrit Cole has looked like he was on the verge of joining that...
Via WHYGAVS?
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar feel to Pittsburgh Pirates’ projected 2015 rotation

The off-season has brought some change to the Steel City, but the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation should have a familiar feel as the club heads into spring training. While the loss of wild-card game starter Edinson Volquez to Kansas City certainly hurts, the Pirates are hoping the return of clubhouse favorite A.J. Burnett can help fill the void. Let’s take a detailed look...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Does The Cole Train Stop After 6 Innings?

For the second time in a week Gerrit Cole, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace in training, faltered in the 7th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. On August 26th Cole pitched 6 shutout innings before the Cards led off the 7th with a pair of hits. With his pitch count elevated to 108 manager Clint Hurdle pulled Cole from the game. Tony Watson would later allow the inherited runners...
Via Hidden Vigorish
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates rumors: A.J. Burnett edition

A.J. BurnettWith the trade deadline approaching, it seems A.J. Burnett could once again find himself in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. Fans may remember that Burnett turned down a one-year 13 million dollar contract to go play for the Philadelphia Phillies this spring. With July days away, the Pirates are once again in the hunt for October while the Phillies sit at the bottom of the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2014  |  1 Comment

Gerrit Cole to miss Monday’s start, DL possible

- This is pretty terrifying news: Gerrit Cole will miss next start with shoulder fatigue. Candidate for DL — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 7, 2014 Hurdle declined to go into more specifics like if Cole had MRI. Describing injury as ‘fatigue’. Locke will start Sunday. Morton on Monday — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 7, 2014 Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Cole...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: 8th inning indicative of 2014 woes

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit gamblerspalace) Runners at 1st and 3rd.  Nobody out.  Down 1-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals in another gem of an effort from 2nd year workhorse Gerrit Cole. 1.  2B Neil Walker hits a soft grounder to the only and only place on the field that won’t score the speedy Starling Marte from 3B.  Marte- either not paying attention...
Via isportsweb.com
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole's 2014 season outlook

The fantasy community is always eager to unearth the next superstar, and as a result you may find some of the young arms we saw flash excellence last season become pricier than they should be on draft day. With that said, we look at two 23 year old pitchers who played a big role in their team’s trips to the post season last year – with the squads facing off against each other...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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