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Gregory Polanco Has Shortened Up

Event Gregory Polanco has been an absolutely fantastic baseball player, having started to turn potential into results at the plate. Explanation Polanco has committed himself to various swing adjustments, as expertly documented by expert Travis Sawchik. Further, unnecessary evidence for the explanation Below! Polanco is not someone who came out of nowhere. He was a big deal...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Gregory Polanco extension is good news for the future

The Pittsburgh Pirates took a step in securing their ability to be a consistent contender when they signed right fielder Gregory Polanco to a contract extension earlier this week. Polanco’s new deal is worth $35 million guaranteed over five years and runs through the 2021 season. Club options for 2022 and 2023 and potential escalators can push the total money to between $58-60...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Bet on Gregory Polanco with Contract Extension

If you made it to Opening Day and wondered why there hadn’t been a greater number of contract extensions signed this spring, you weren’t alone. Just a few days ago, Dave Cameron wondered that very thing, noting that Kolten Wong was the only player to sign an extension, opting for the promise of guaranteed money rather than betting on the arbitration process and hitting free agency...
Via Fangraphs
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Pirates, OF Polanco agree to 5-year contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have locked up promising outfielder Gregory Polanco well into the next decade. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the 24-year-old right fielder has agreed to a five-year contract that will begin at the start of the 2017 season. The agreement includes club options for 2022 and 2023. Financial details were not immediately...
Via Associated Press
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s Gregory Polanco’s time for the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off a relatively quiet offseason, where they allowed a number of last year’s contributors to depart. AJ Burnett retired after 17 years in the major leagues, while J.A. Happ and Charlie Morton left via free agency, leaving the Pirates with a number of question marks at the back end of their rotation. With the team also losing two main contributors...
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco and the search for consistency

Last year on the Fourth of July, I sat on top of the right field wall at PNC Park and talked quite a bit to my dad about Gregory Polanco. I said that it was hard to find a whole ton of evidence that Polanco had improved much at the plate in the year-plus since his call-up, and that I wondered if maybe the Pirates would be considering trading Polanco given Jung Ho Kang’s emergence...
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco easily retires Trevor Cahill on a 9-3 putout

Usually when we see 9-3 putouts, a catcher or pitcher is running, the right fielder is playing shallow, and uncorks a laser beam of a throw to retire the baserunner. And on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, that’s exactly what happened when Gregory Polanco gunned out Trevor Cahill, who wasn’t even running hard to first. At least Cahill did his job for the Cubs on the mound – he struck...
Via The Outside Corner
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Polanco slips, misplays routine fly ball to give Cubs win

By Matt Birch The Chicago Cubs used this past offseason to put a new regime in place and give the team a new identity, and they hope that the days of often being on the losing end of embarrassing gaffes and unfortunate events are behind them. It seems that they may be onto something, as luck was on their side during Friday afternoon’s game against the Pirates. The two teams...
Via The Sports Daily
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Media drops ball on Gregory Polanco

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit 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...
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco Called Up by Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up top prospect Gregory Polanco and he will be with the team tomorrow when they face the Chicago Cubs.  Polanco was the top AAA hitter at the end of May according to our scoring system.Flickr - BeGreen90This time it’s for real: #Pirates promoting Gregory Polanco (@el_coffee). Will be in uniform tomorrow. He just tweeted it...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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