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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

The Best Week in Sports… Ever?

The Best Week in Sports… Ever?

Whether you call yourself a casual, a die-hard, or not at all a fan of sports, there was something that caught your interest this week. Almost every day of this past week there seemed to be a headline that rose to the top of the news in every market, and they just kept getting better. This leads me to ask this question: was this the most historic week in sports,

Sports Talk Feed 2016 MLB Division, Playoff, and Award Predictions

Sports Talk Feed 2016 MLB Division, Playoff, and Award Predictions

The staff here at SportsTalkFeed.com got together and gave their predictions for this years’ 2016 Baseball season. Here are their choices: *Let it be known, Dan Ward had the Mets over the Pirates in the NL Wild Card game above. Not the Mets over the Phillies. Be sure to follow me on twitter @fuzznacht and my new Pirates twitter that will provide all news and have my articles posted here: @BattlingBuccos_ Checkout my

2016 Cleveland Indians Season Preview

2016 Cleveland Indians Season Preview

Baseball season has returned! After a slow offseason, game 1 of 162 is today. The Indians take on David Price and the Boston Red Sox to open the season at home for the first time since 2012. Corey Kluber will toe the rubber against Price. Expectations around the Indians are relatively low compared to the 2015 campaign. Many predicted the Tribe would reach the World Series. The starting rotation is

The MLB Should Showcase Star Players

The MLB Should Showcase Star Players

When Bryce Harper lashed out with comments related to baseball not showcasing its stars enough, many were enamored with Harper’s ideals and thoughts. The most famous was former hurler Goose Gossage who called players like Jose Bautista pre madonnas with antics like bat flips and showboating stating how these players aren’t good for the game. Well, Mr. Gossage, with all due respect, times have certainly changed, and to quote Billy

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.

How Much is Too Much for Ray Searage and the #Pirates?

How Much is Too Much for Ray Searage and the #Pirates?

By Matt Fassnacht Trey Haley, Neftali Feliz, Ryan Vogelsong, Jesse Biddle, A.J. Schugel. What do these players have in common? All professional pitchers? Yup. All play for the Pittsburgh Pirates? Nailed it. All newly acquired players during this 2015-16 offseason? Exactly. Not much else seems to stick out when you look at this group of pitchers. How about raw pitchers who Pirates’ pitching coach, Ray Searage, sees potential in? Sure,

Why The Giants Should Regret Getting Rid Of Gary Brown

Why The Giants Should Regret Getting Rid Of Gary Brown

In 2010, the San Francisco Giants drafted a center fielder from Cal State Fullerton with the 24th overall pick. His name was Gary Brown. He was highly regarded throughout the Giants system, and was much awaited by many people. He was exciting. He was fast, could hit for average, steal bases, hit for average, get on base, but it took so long for the Giants to develop him. It was

Should There be Another Move Made in Pittsburgh?

Should There be Another Move Made in Pittsburgh?

By Matt Fassnacht The Pittsburgh Pirates have been on the move as much as anyone this off-season. General Manager Neal Huntington has, most notably, acquired Pitchers Jon Niese, Ryan Vogelsong, and Juan Nicasio as well as catcher-turned-first-baseman Jon Jaso, who will switch in-and-out with Michael Morse, Jason Rogers, and eventual Pirate Josh Bell against lefty pitchers. Pittsburgh’s front office has seemed to simmer down since the beginning of December, but