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The Forgotten Man

A key part of the 2014 and 2015 lineup has disappeared and not only does no one seem to miss him, but no one is even talking about him, either. Over the past two years, Eduardo Escobar broke out as a hitter. Acquired (with Pedro Hernandez) for Francisco Liriano late in the 2012 season, he appeared to be nothing more than a light-hitting utility infielder at the time. While that remained true in 2013, he surprised many by putting up a .275/.315/.406 batting line, allowing him to seize the starting shortstop role. Last year, he struggled at the start of the season but utilized a hot streak...
Pirates to replace Liriano bobblehead giveaway with fireworks show

Pirates to replace Liriano bobblehead giveaway with fireworks show

The Pirates replacement promotion for the canceled Francisco Liriano bobblehead giveaway Sept. 10 will be a Saturday night fireworks show, the team announced Friday.

One area to increase spending … Taillon is boring (in a good way) … and our podcast

SOUTH HILLS – Pittsburgh will be following with great interest what the Pirates do with the financial flexibility they created with the Francisco Liriano trade. Perhaps one area where the Pirates could benefit in being more aggressive, perhaps one area to maximize spending, is in international free agency. Pirates Latin American scouting director Rene Gayo […]

Pirates notebook: Ivan Nova to make debut here tonight vs. Cincinnati

When manager Clint Hurdle phoned Francisco Liriano shortly after the left-hander was traded Monday to the Toronto Blue Jays, their conversation eventually turned to Ivan Nova, a right-hander acquired earlier in the day from the New York Yankees. Liriano already had spoken with Nova that afternoon, sharing his experiences in Pittsburgh and the Pirates’ pitching philosophy.
Toronto Sun Aug 3, 2016
Jays newcomer Liriano unwittingly caught up in controversy

Jays newcomer Liriano unwittingly caught up in controversy

Handshakes and man-hugs were shared all around as Francisco Liriano was welcomed into the Blue Jays family Wednesday, blissfully unaware that he arrives here with a target on his back.
National Post Aug 3, 2016
Newest Blue Jays pitcher Francisco Liriano arrives to fill a tall order: replace Aaron Sanchez in the rotation

Newest Blue Jays pitcher Francisco Liriano arrives to fill a tall order: replace Aaron Sanchez in the rotation

Sanchez leads the American League in ERA but management worries about the innings he's accumulating this season.
Toronto Star Aug 3, 2016

Blue Jays “still debating” Sanchez to bullpen, manager Gibbons says

Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano is slated to make his Blue Jays debut on Friday in Kansas City.
Beaver County Times Aug 3, 2016
Mueller: Pirates' Francisco Liriano trade a blast from unpleasant past

Mueller: Pirates' Francisco Liriano trade a blast from unpleasant past

The Pirates didn’t make themselves worse in the immediate term by trading Liriano, but they certainly didn’t make themselves better. Trading Harold Ramirez and Reese McGuire isn’t the end of the world, and it wouldn’t hurt the Pirates of this…
Pirates notebook: Nova to make Pirates debut Saturday

Pirates notebook: Nova to make Pirates debut Saturday

ATLANTA — Ivan Nova knew what he was getting into. He signed as an amateur with the New York Yankees one year after Francisco Cervelli, and they came up through the minors together. He and Francisco Liriano are from San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic and are close.
Toronto Star Aug 1, 2016

Sanchez heads to Blue Jays bullpen after deadline deals: Griffin

Francisco Liriano moves into rotation after deal with Pirates, while Scott Feldman replaces Jesse Chavez in a suddenly solid Jays relief corps.
National Post Aug 1, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays acquire Francisco Liriano and two relievers to bolster pitching staff at trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays acquire Francisco Liriano and two relievers to bolster pitching staff at trade deadline

Scott Feldman will join the major league bullpen while Mike Bolsinger adds depth in the ’pen and at Triple-A
Pirates trade Francisco Liriano and Harold Ramirez to Blue Jays for Drew Hutchison

Pirates trade Francisco Liriano and Harold Ramirez to Blue Jays for Drew Hutchison

Well after the trade deadline passed and when I had assumed everyone was done for the day, word leaked out that the Pirates snuck one more deal in after the deadline: Francisco Liriano, Harold Ramirez, and another prospect to Toronto for Drew Hutchison. I understand the Pirates’ desire to move on from Liriano; he’s pretty […]
Pirates trade Liriano, prospects to Blue Jays

Pirates trade Liriano, prospects to Blue Jays

Francisco Liriano’s time with the Pirates came to a swift, surprising end Monday.
Game 99: Mariners 7 Pirates 4

Game 99: Mariners 7 Pirates 4

With the Pirates up 4-2 in the top of the third last night, I told my dad that I thought the Pirates would need six or seven runs with the way that Liriano had been pitching. Franklin Gutierrez hit the next pitch out of the park to tie the game at four. We went outside […]

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