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The Time for Jameson Taillon in a Pirates’ Uniform is now.

The Time for Jameson Taillon in a Pirates’ Uniform is now.

Featured image credited to milb.com The time is now. It’s early enough that this isn’t a critical game of the season to take a chance for one game, and it’ll give the Pirates organization and fan base a glimpse into the future. If they’re going to call up Jameson Taillon from Triple-A Indianapolis, the time is this Wednesday vs. The New York Mets. Here’s why: The Pirates will go with

Indians OF Marlon Byrd Suspended: Tribe Needs to Make a Move

Indians OF Marlon Byrd Suspended: Tribe Needs to Make a Move

Source: #Indians’ Byrd suspended 162 games. Did not appeal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 1, 2016 Indians’ corner outfielder, Marlon Byrd, has officially been suspended for 162 games after his second PED testing violation. His first suspension came in 2012 while with the Boston Red Sox. This news comes as a shock to most Indians fans. His production has not been anything special this season, .270/.326/.452 (Avg/OBP/Slug%) with 5 long balls

Francisco Cervelli extends Contract with Pirates through 2019

Francisco Cervelli extends Contract with Pirates through 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced, via their Facebook page, that fan-favorite Catcher Francisco Cervelli has signed to a 3-year extension. The deal is worth a total of $31 million over the three years. Over that same span, the Toronto Blue Jays will be paying former-Pirate Russell Martin $82 million. Source: Francisco Cervelli’s contract is worth $31 million over three years. 2017: $9M 2018: $10.5M 2019: $11.5M#Pirates — Stephen J. Nesbitt

Bryce Harper Suspended for His Actions Monday Night

Bryce Harper Suspended for His Actions Monday Night

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Bryce Harper has officially been suspended (on Bryce Harper bobble-head night) and fined, an undisclosed amount, for one game following his post-game antics Monday night. Harper is appealing, however, and will continue to play until his appeal has been heard. MLB suspends #Nationals’ Bryce Harper for one game and announces an undisclosed fine for his actions Monday night. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 11,

How Will Strasburg’s New Deal Impact Gerrit Cole’s Contract Talks?

How Will Strasburg’s New Deal Impact Gerrit Cole’s Contract Talks?

Nationals’ ace Stephen Strasburg and Pirates’ ace Gerrit Cole have a lot in common: Both tall (6’4 to be exact), fiery aces for their respected clubs. They both grew up in California and stayed in-state for their college years. They both were number one draft picks with potential ceilings as high as you can imagine who have emerged into the baseball world as two of the best young pitchers in

Stephen Strasburg Inks Largest Deal Ever for a Tommy John Recipient

Stephen Strasburg Inks Largest Deal Ever for a Tommy John Recipient

strasburg deal is $175M, 7 years. #nats — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 10, 2016 The Washington Nationals have locked up pitcher Stephen Strasburg for the foreseeable future. For the equivalent of a small-countries’ GDP the Nationals have ensured that the face of baseball, AKA Bryce Harper, will be sporting a new uniform once he becomes a free agent in 2019 if he’s not traded beforehand. Stephen Strasburg has signed a

Surprises of Baseball’s Opening Month

Surprises of Baseball’s Opening Month

The opening month of baseball season is perhaps one of the best times of the year for sports fans, where all thirty clubs have clean slates and high hopes for the six months ahead (and for ten of them, longer than that). Surprising starts are all part of the game, but sometimes the word “surprising” is not enough. In Trevor Story’s case, historic is better. An amazing first chapter All story puns aside,

The Orioles Could be Pedro Alvarez’s “Saving Grace”

The Orioles Could be Pedro Alvarez’s “Saving Grace”

(Via CBS Sports) Pedro Alvarez is one of baseball’s greatest mysteries. The 2008 second overall pick, out of Vanderbilt University, showed power that not many can replicate. Although troubling at times, his fielding wasn’t a major issue his first two years as a Pittsburgh Pirate at third base; frankly, toward the end of his tenure at third the issue wasn’t fielding either, it was throwing the ball and hitting left-handers.