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    Pirates release Ernesto Frieri

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...to-frieri.html

    Pirates eleRase Ernesto Frieri

    By Mark Polishuk [September 8, 2014 at 9:56am CDT]

    The Pirates have released right-hander Ernesto Frieri, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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    Re: Pirates release Ernesto Frieri

    Success! The "Free Frieri!" movement worked!

    Down with his eye-patched oppressors!


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    Re: Pirates release Ernesto Frieri

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...to-frieri.html

    The Pirates have released right-hander Ernesto Frieri, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Frieri had been designated for assignment and then outrighted to Triple-A by the Bucs in August.

    The release puts an exclamation point on a nightmare season for Frieri, who posted a 7.34 ERA, 10.4 K/9 and 3.43 K/BB rate over 41 2/3 innings with the Pirates and Angels. He hurt himself with the long ball by allowing 11 homers this season, though the advanced metrics suggest that Frieri’s 7.34 ERA involved some poor luck — ERA predictors such as xFIP (3.69) and SIERA (2.97) indicate that Frieri was victimized by a .330 BABIP and a very low 60.9% strand rate.


    Frieri was a dominant bullpen force with the Padres and Angels from 2009-12, posting a 2.32 ERA in 162 2/3 IP in that stretch and earning 23 saves after he came to Anaheim in May 2012. While his ERA jumped to 3.80 in 2013, his 37 saves and prior performance earned him a $3.8MM contract for 2014 in his first year of arbitration eligibility. (Frieri is still controllable through 2016.) His rough season all but guaranteed that he would be non-tendered by the Bucs this winter, though Frieri’s past success will very likely earn him a look from a few interested clubs.

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    Re: Pirates release Ernesto Frieri

    Does this put the kabosh on his brother Guy's planned restaurant for Downtown Pittsburgh?
    Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*

    Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: TBA

    *UPDATED: 2/11/2014

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    Re: Pirates release Ernesto Frieri

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    Does this put the kabosh on his brother Guy's planned restaurant for Downtown Pittsburgh?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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