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KFFL Oct 4, 2014

Pirates | Edinson Volquez looking for long deal

Pittsburgh Pirates impending free-agent SP Edinson Volquez will be looking for a multi-year deal this ...
Beaver County Times Oct 1, 2014
Volquez, Pirates fall flat against Giants

Volquez, Pirates fall flat against Giants

PITTSBURGH --- The Pirates will be second-guessed all winter.
Lookout Landing Oct 1, 2014
NL Wild Card open thread

NL Wild Card open thread

Madison Bumgarner vs. Edinson Volquez What a long, strange journey it's been for Edinson Volquez. After five years in which his best years were mediocre, teams continued to employ Volquez in hopes of the form he once showed, back in 2009. Sure, there were flashes -- 2012 wasn't half bad, and the peripherals in 2010 were solid -- but he was never the 4 win pitcher he was in 2009. In reality, he was only a 1 win pitcher at his best. Now, strangely, the peripherals have remained uninspiring with virtually identical FIP/xFIP to previous years, but an elavated strand rate and fortunate BABIP has...
McCovey Chronicles Oct 1, 2014
National League Wild Card Game: The new, improved Edinson Volquez

National League Wild Card Game: The new, improved Edinson Volquez

The Pirates' starter in the Wild Card Game has a career 5.72 ERA against the Giants. Here's why that's mostly meaningless. Edinson Volquez is a familiar foe who's been in the majors for 10 years. The Giants have faced him 11 times. They're 8-3 against him, and they've beat him eight times out of the nine times they've faced him since 2010. Considering the Pirates have Gerrit Cole (hard-throwing ace-type) and Francisco LIriano (slider-throwing metaphor), it would seem the Giants got something of a lucky matchup. Don't believe baseball's lies. In a never ending attempt to force my definition...

Enough about Edinson Volquez: Let’s talk about how good the Pirates are at hitting

Much of the focus in the run-up to tonight’s Wild Card Game has understandably focused on Edinson Volquez. This is understandable. The Royals started James Shield, the A’s started Jon Lester, the Giants are starting Madison Bumgarner, and the Pirates are starting Edinson Volquez. Volquez sticks out like a sore thumb in that quartet, and […]
Sacramento Bee Sep 30, 2014
Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Edinson Volquez gets a chance to continue his remarkable resurgence Wednesday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the San Francisco Giants in the NL wild-card game. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner answers questions during a news conference in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Baumgarner is scheduled to get the start Wednesday night against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez in the National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez answers questions during a press conference at...
Raise the Jolly Roger! Sep 30, 2014

The Matchup: Edinson Volquez vs. Madison Bumgarner

When the Pirates signed Edinson Volquez in December, pretty much the most optimistic takes were something like “the Pirates can probably turn him around enough to make him a decent fifth starter and worth the $5 million.” Nobody in their wildest dreams would have imagined him taking the mound for Wild Card Blackout Part 2, but […]

Key Pirate says he is good to go against SF Giants; McCutchen on Bumgarner

Andrew McCutchen, hit by a pitch Sunday, says he has no lasting effects from an earlier drilling that resulted in broken ribs The sun is out in Pittsburgh and the Pirates are preparing to work out. The Giants work out at 7 p.m. EDT, weather permitting. It rained earlier and could rain this evening. The Pirates had their news conferences and media availability. The most pressing issue is the healthy of catcher Russell Martin, who has gotten a lot of credit for his work with Edinson Volquez, who starts Wednesday’s wild-card game. Martin has a bad hamstring but said he expects to be in the...

What did Edinson Volquez do differently in 2014, and what hasn’t changed?

Edinson Volquez had a better year in 2014 than he did in 2013. This seems like an obvious statement to make — Volquez had the worst ERA among qualified pitchers in baseball last year, putting up a 5.71 ERA with the Padres and Dodgers. Given that the Padres and Dodgers both pitch in pitcher’s parks, that number […]
Raise the Jolly Roger! Sep 29, 2014

Wild Card rosters

Edinson Volquez was officially announced as the Pirates’ Wild Card starter on Monday. More on the Volquez-Bumgarner matchup in a bit, but first I’m going to look at how the Bucs might assemble their roster for Wednesday’s game. Remember, postseason rosters are only 25 (not the expanded September 40) so there are some decisions to […]
Sacramento Bee Sep 29, 2014

Pirates' Volquez named starter for wild card game against Giants

Edinson Volquez will start Wednesday's wild-card playoff game against the San Francisco Giants as expected, the Pirates announced Monday morning.

Pirates officially announce Edinson Volquez as Wild Card Game starter

#Pirates announce RHP Edinson Volquez as our starter for the 2014 NL #WildCard! Here’s some info to start #Buctober pic.twitter.com/hY7MnyqNb9 — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 29, 2014
KFFL Sep 29, 2014

Pirates | Edinson Volquez announced as starter

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez will start the team's Wild Card Game Wednesday, Oct. 1.
KFFL Sep 28, 2014

Pirates | Edinson Volquez may start playoff game

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez appears to be the leading candidate to start a potential ...
KFFL Sep 25, 2014

Pirates | Edinson Volquez strong in win

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez tossed seven scoreless innings Thursday, Sept. 25, picking up his ...

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