Some Bucco links from around the web:
- Gerrit Cole threw five innings in instructs today.
- The Arizona Fall League has commenced; here’s a preview from Pirates Prospects.
- Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, and Gift Ngoepe made the list of Top 20 Florida State League prospects.
- Joe Starkey thinks Clint Hurdle should be on the hot seat.
- Will the Pirates be any better next season?
- The Post-Gazette’s Bill Brink grades the offense, defense, pitching, coaching, and front office.
- Casey McGehee and Brad Lincoln like where the Bucs are headed.
- Starling Marte has always looked up to Vladimir Guerrero. Speaking of Marte, today is his 24th birthday.
Around the MLB:
- Johnny Cueto strained his oblique.
- Jon Jay made a phenomenal catch in yesterday’s game.
- Jaime Garcia has been replaced by Shelby Miller on the postseason roster.
- Alex Rodriguez may drop in the batting order.
- Al Alburquerque meant no disrespect when he kissed the ball on Sunday.
- The Indians officially hired Terry Francona.
Postseason games on Tuesday:
– San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds, 5:30 pm
Ryan Vogelsong vs. Homer Bailey
– Detroit Tigers at Oakland A’s, 9:00 pm
Anibal Sanchez vs. Brett Anderson