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STARLING MARTE RUMORS

Starling Marte 2015 Defensive Highlights

Starling Marte is your 2015 NL Gold Glove and MLB Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in LF, which shouldn’t surprise any Pirate fan.  The numbers certainly back it up, but this is one of those cases where you really don’t need to look at a stat sheet for a second to tell how good he is. We enjoyed gems like these from Marte all season (and ever since he reached the majors...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Offseason in review, part 1

A few thoughts during a Spring Training writing cameo.  (Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit USA Today)  It was over with one swing of the bat; image credit cityofchampionssports As the dust settled on October 2nd after a humbling 8-0 thumping by the San Francisco Giants in the NL Wild Card game, most expected the offseason to bring the departures of both C Russell...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Pittsburgh Pirates have the best outfield in baseball?

As the Pittsburgh Pirates attempt to make the post season for the third consecutive year in 2015, their success will ultimately hinge on the production of their most talented unit: the starting outfield. Often touted as one of the best outfields in all of baseball, the trio of Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, and Gregory Polanco will need to deliver big numbers if Pittsburgh hopes...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Why Starling Marte Might Be an MVP Candidate

Starling Marte was already one of the kings of hidden value. Metrics like Wins Above Replacement (WAR) have loved him, despite his average power, and despite his ugly ratios of strikeouts to walks. One contributing factor has been that he’s played half the time in an extremely pitcher-friendly ballpark, but this goes well beyond that. […]
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Curve Balls No Longer Kryptonite for Starling Marte

Starling Marte has been red hot since returning from the Disabled List on August 5th. Over his last 32 games he has a triple slash line of .342/.402/.575. But there is more to these numbers from Marte than just a hot stretch. He seems like a completely different hitter. Marte has made adjustments to cut down on his whiffs considerably. Prior to his stint on the DL with a concussion...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, according to Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Biertempfel also reports that pitcher Gerrit Cole has been scratched from his rehab start scheduled for Saturday with Indianapolis:#183740687 / gettyimages.comMarte took a pitch to the helmet on July 18...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Starling Marte the strikeout machine

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte The Pittsburgh Pirates’ offensive woes continue, and Starling Marte has not been much help in the leadoff spot. The left-fielder leads all the major league with 37 strikeouts, just one month into the season. That puts Marte on pace for about 236 strikeouts, according to NBC Sports. This would easily smash Mark Reynolds 223 strikeouts in 2009...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Extending the Marte Partay

The Pirates’ offseason has been extremely disappointing in terms of addressing needs for 2014, but on Tuesday they took another encouraging step for the future by signing Starling Marte to a six year contract extension (with two additional club option years). The deal is worth $31 million and buys out all of Marte’s arbitration seasons and at least one year after he would have...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Extension Offer to Starling Marte revealed

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a history of locking up young outfielders & as we reported recently, they tried to do just that with Starling Marte this past winter.  Marte would have joined an outfield of locked up players that includes Andrew McCutchen & Jose Tabata.  Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports:"The Pirates made at least one offer of a six-year extension to promising...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors - Team having trouble extending Starling Marte

The Pirates are trying to sign outfielder Starling Marte to a long term extension.  They already have long term deals with Andrew McCutcheon & Jose Tabata on the books but want to solidify the outfield for years to come.  Of course, Tabata is on the trade block right now but that's a different rumor.  From Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:"he turned down at...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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