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Pirates | Francisco Liriano may receive qualifying offer

The Pittsburgh Pirates may make a qualifying offer to impending free-agent SP Francisco Liriano this ...
Over the Monster Oct 10, 2014
The complicated case of the next Red Sox ace

The complicated case of the next Red Sox ace

The Red Sox badly need an ace arm for their staff. But with so many options, there's no obvious choice. The Red Sox are after a free agent ace this offseason, and there's no better time to be in that particular market. Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and James Shields, to say nothing of also-rans like Francisco Liriano and wild cards like Kenta Maeda. Those last two categories are not where the Red Sox want to be, however. At least not for the arm they're hoping will anchor their rotation for years to come. No, they're after one of those big three, and they have money to go after any of them if...
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...

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