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GREGORY POLANCO RUMORS

2014 Recaps: Right Field Led to Unlikely Breakouts, But the Future is Gregory Polanco

Heading into the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates were sticking with internal options in right field, just waiting for Gregory Polanco to arrive in the majors. Polanco was the long-term solution for the Pirates, completing their Dream Outfield along with Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte. The Pirates opted to go with Travis Snider and Jose Tabata, two outfielders who struggled...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco Optioned To Triple-A Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates) just got some good news. The Pirates have optioned rookie Gregory Polanco to them after a recent slump where he went 1/30 and batted .197 since July 9th.  Odds are that Gregory will see another opportunity with the Pirates by years end when rosters expand in September but a move back down may do him some good...
Via FF Locker Room
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Media drops ball on Gregory Polanco

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit guardianlv.com If Gregory Polanco’s 5-for-7 night at the plate- capped off by a go-ahead 2-run home run in the 13th inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ eventual 8-6 victory over the Miami Marlins- is any indication of what is to come, Pittsburgh should have called up the star prospect much, much sooner. Finally! Image credit...
Via isportsweb.com
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Polanco Disease

Gregory Polanco is in the big leagues and it's really exposed some things about Pirate fans that less subjective viewers of the team have probably noticed. Pirate fans are extremely, extremely over emotional and don't factor in logic and reason too often. I don't even think I need to talk about how ridiculous it was to think that the Pirates weren't doing the right...
Via The "Mc" Effect
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three prospects that can make a difference this year

Jeff Locke Two months into the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-30 and have a struggling starting rotation, many defensive miscues and a streaky offense.  That being said the Indianapolis Indians have three prospects that may have the best chance of helping the Pirates out. 1. Gregory Polanco- Polanco could help the Pirates out sooner rather than later as June first is...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates offered Polanco a long term deal

On Tuesday night, Yahoo and CBS reported that the Pirates offered top prospect Gregory Polanco a seven year contract during spring training–which he turned down. The deal was reportedly worth about $25 million over seven years, and it also had three club option years which could have made the contract worth between $50 million and $60 million. This is pretty big news. Everyone’s...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indy Indians are teasing us with Gregory Polanco

Any Pirate fan should know all about Gregory Polanco by now, but if you don’t, he’s the Pirates’ top prospect – an outfielder with sky high potential, all the tools (OBP/plate discipline, power, speed, arm, etc), and ridiculous numbers in Triple-A Indianapolis. Through 23 games, he is hitting .400/.460/.644 with 4 HR and 24 RBI. After a couple of national feature stories...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Gregory Polanco Forcing Bucs Hand

Gregory Polanco is ready and willing to make his MLB debut once that formality of a phone call is made by the Pittsburgh Pirates brain-trust to promote the uber prospect. The Pirates will try and keep Polanco marinating in Triple A in an attempt to extend their team control and his free agent eligibility however you can’t keep a good man down. The 22-year old is doing everything...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco Draws Rave Reviews From the Futures Game

Gregory Polanco drew rave reviews from the Futures Game. There’s something about the Futures Game that leads to a top Pirates prospect giving a bad first impression that doesn’t represent his skills at all. On Sunday, Gregory Polanco started in center field for the World team. Polanco went 0-for-1 with a walk, but the thing that stood out was his bad route on a ball hit over...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

P3 Episode 10: More Stanton Talk and Should Polanco Be Called Up This Year?

Episode ten of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates. Highlights of the show include: **We discuss the team needs as trade rumor season is about to kick off. The glaring need for the Pirates is in right field. **Giancarlo Stanton has been...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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