Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:55:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano has a 4-2 record and 2.30 ERA in nine career starts against the Chicago Cubs, and he hasn't allowed more than two runs to them in any of his nine starts.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is a fine choice tonight for your FantasyScore pitching staff, even though the Cubs have been hot lately at the plate. His strikeout upside can't be ignored.
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:24:29 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (personal) will not make his scheduled start Sunday, April 12, because his wife had a baby. His start has been pushed back to Wednesday, April 15. SP Casey Sadler will be the starting pitcher Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Sadler should only receive one start and return to the minor leagues. Owners in all leagues should not consider using him in their lineups.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:00:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano has been named the team's Opening Day starter.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano is a year removed from a career year in 2013 in which he went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 163 strikeouts in 26 starts. With this left-hander, you have to take the often shaky control with the high strikeout numbers. For Liriano's consistent 9.0 K/9, he's worth a middle-rounds pick.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:28:26 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will make $11 million next year, $13 million in 2016 and $13 million in 2017. His contract included a $2 million signing bonus and incentives that include $325,000 for winning the Cy Young award.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:29:44 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to go after free-agent SP Edinson Volquez (Pirates) and try to bring him back now that SP Francisco Liriano has been re-signed.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:27:05 -0800
Free-agent SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) has agreed to a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Dec. 9. The deal is expected to be for three years and $39 million.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:36:20 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly interested in re-signing SP Francisco Liriano to a three-year contract, although he appears to be looking for a four- or five-year deal.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:26:36 -0800
The Minnesota Twins have interest in several free-agent pitchers, according to sources. The Twins are interested in SP Edinson Volquez (Pirates) and have talked to Greg Genske, the agent for SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) and SP Brett Anderson (Rockies). They are also expected to meet with the agent for SP Justin Masterson (Cardinals) at the winter meetings.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:27:31 -0800
The Kansas City Royals are expected to check in on the top free-agent pitchers on the market, SP Jon Lester (Athletics) and James Shields (Royals), but their focus will mainly be on SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) and SP Ervin Santana (Braves).
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:00:31 -0800
Free-agent SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) declined a qualifying offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, Nov. 10.