Six crazy innings

It’s early in the year – and the game isn’t even over yet – but as of now it’s safe to say this has been the craziest Pirates game of the 2014 season. The 16 inning win over the Cubs was a snoozer compared to this one. The Pirates hit back-to-back homers….THREE TIMES. Twice it was the combination of Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez (Starling Marte and Travis Snider hit the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bear or Bull: All Tomorrow’s Martes

b style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5em;">Starling Marte was one of my favorite sleepers last year, Grey’s too.  He looked really good during his 2012 rookie trial, hitting six triples and five homers in under fifty games, while also stealing twelve bags.  The following year, Marte's first full season, he basically tore it up.  He posted an 83/12/35/.280...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte Gives the Pirates a Long Term Gift

For the last few weeks, word has been circulating that the Pirates wanted to sign Starling Marte to a long term contract, but that he had rebuffed their first few offers over the off-season. Yesterday, however, the Pirates finally changed his mind, agreeing to a six year contract that raises the question: if this is […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates ink Starling Marte to six-year extension

The Pittsburgh Pirates are now locked in with two-thirds of their dynamic young outfield after announcing Tuesday that they have inked starting left fielder Starling Marte to a 6-year deal worth $31 million. The deal also includes two club options, which could extend the deal out past the 2021 season. Marte’s five more years of club control are now spoken for, along with at least...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte doesn't care about money, signs with Pirates

Yesterday if you would have asked me if I think the Pirates would reach an agreement to extend Starling Marte's contract at some point during the 2014 season, I would have said absolutely not. I know that's true because Daniel Dudley asked me just that on TribLIVE Sports Radio last night. Fortunately for us, I was wrong. The Pirates inked Marte to a 6 year, 31 million dollar...
Via The "Mc" Effect
22 days ago  |  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...
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23 days ago  |  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...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte hangs up fan's artwork in dugout

Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is currently on the 15-day DL with a sprained finger. Marte has been one of the key components to the Pirates' success this year, and has become quite a fan favorite in Pittsburgh as a result. Before Thursday night's game with the Brewers, Marte noticed a fan with a hand-drawn "get well Starling" sign along with a...
Via The Outside Corner
August 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Pirates Outfielder Starling Marte Hits Home Run Off First Major League Pitch He Sees (Video)

It didn't take long for Starling Marte to let everyone know he had arrived on the big league scene. The Pirates' top position prospect hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in the major leagues. Daniel Nava, eat your heart out. Marte was called up recently to play center field and bat leadoff for the Buccos. His homer came off Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Check...
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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