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MARCO ESTRADA RUMORS

Perez, Estrada to duel in Toronto

Tuesday's game in Toronto will feature a rematch of Game 3 of the 2015 American League Division Series in Arlington when the Blue Jays send right-hander Marco Estrada to the mound against Rangers lefty Martin Perez.
Via Rangers.com
2 days ago

Marco Estrada on Spin, Speed Differential, and Simplicity

Marco Estrada is notable in several respects. The 32-year-old Blue Jays right-hander has elite spin rate and perceived rise on his four-seam fastball. He also has a bugs-bunny changeup; last year, the speed differential between his heater and his change was the most extreme among qualified pitchers. His BABIP is routinely well below average. He’s also coming off a career-best season...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Ace Marco Estrada A Tough Matchup For Red Sox Lineup (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada is one of the best pitchers in the American League, and he’ll pose a tough challenge for the Boston Red Sox in Saturday’s game at Fenway Park. He pitched seven innings of scoreless baseball in an April 10 win over Boston Check out the video above to hear Red Sox manager John Farrell talk about Estrada.
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Buehrle will either retire or pitch for Cardinals

Mark Buehrle had another very fine season for the Toronto Blue Jays, but he may not return to the American League team next year. In a column about the Jays’ starting pitching options in light of the team’s deal with Marco Estrada, The Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott writes that “Buehrle will either retire or pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, his home town team.” Buehrle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco Estrada re-signs with the Blue Jays

You can remove Marco Estrada’s name from the free agent market. The right-hander, 32, re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays on a two-year deal, which will pay him $26.5 million, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. As Davidi mentions, Estrada will earn $11.5 million in 2016 and $14.5 in 2017. He seemed like a logical candidate to accept the Blue Jays $15.8 million qualifying offer...
Via The Outside Corner
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco Estrada Isn’t Just a One-Year Fluke

Toronto has made the first move toward retooling its starting rotation, reportedly resigning Marco Estrada to a two-year deal worth $26 million. Estrada is 32 years old and coming off a career-best season, but also had just ~$10 million in combined career earnings before this offseason, and would have entered the market with draft pick compensation tied to him in a rich free agent...
Via Fangraphs
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Estrada battles, keys Brewers win

MILWAUKEE -- Marco Estrada let out a sigh of exhaustion when asked if Tuesday night's start was the epitome of battling on the mound. "You have no idea," Estrada said. "Every inning I battled." Without his best stuff, Estrada managed to hold the Pittsburgh Pirates to just one run over six innings, battling a high pitch count to do enough to help the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-2 victory...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Estrada determined to stay healthy in 2014

PHOENIX -- Starting pitcher Marco Estrada was happy with nearly every number he posted for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013, except one: days on the disabled list. "Injuries. The DL. It's so frustrating," said Estrada. "Rehabbing in Arizona, watching the team and not being able to do anything about it. It's definitely frustrating. I wouldn't wish it on anybody." For the second straight...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers’ new pitching rotation

After winning only 74 games last year, the Milwaukee Brewers realized they needed better pitching to contend in a tough NL Central. The three teams in the NL Central that went into the playoffs all had pitching staffs that were able to consistently eat innings and keep the score low. The Brewers’ pitching staff never really got into a groove to provide low scores and pitch deep...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers making moves

This past week the Milwaukee Brewers have been makings roster moves. On Friday, the Brewers signed veteran infielder Mark Reynolds to a Minor League contract.  First reported by CBS’ Jon Heyman, this move is Brewers’ General Manager Doug Melvin’s attempt to fix the hole at first base. Even though Reynolds has played the majority of his career at third base, he is seen as a...
Via isportsweb.com
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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