Even after the graduation of past blue chip prospects like Gregory Polanco and Gerrit Cole, and injuries to future blue chippers like Jameson Taillon and Nick Kingham, the Pirates are still considered to have one of the upper-echelon farm systems in baseball.
Penguins acquire Kessel from Toronto in multi-player trade
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs and defenseman Tim Erixon from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, Scott Harrington and a 2016 third-round draft pick.
The bullpen doors opened and Jason Grilli started to run towards the pitcher’s mound. June 28 is an unseasonably cold, rainy day in Pittsburgh, but the Atlanta Braves’ closer had been in this type of weather plenty of times during his parts of four seasons with the Pirates.
With Steelers veterans like Troy Polamalu, Jason Worilds and Ike Taylor all retired, there are several positions that may not be decided until the team hits Latrobe for training camp in a couple weeks.
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Franklin Regional sophomore Spencer Lee has a chance to be considered the best wrestler the WPIAL has seen since his hero, Cary Kolat, won four state titles with an undefeated record of 137-0 at Jefferson-Morgan in the early 90’s.