The Pirates have upgraded this off-season, but by how much?
In 2004 I was in college, and at the same time managing a local movie theatre. Because of this job, I saw movie previews all the time, knew the release dates of movies months in advance, and got to watch the movies a few days before they were released, which was technically part of my job since I was supposed to be watching to make sure there was nothing wrong with the film (which sounds great until you are forced to watch some Lindsey Lohan movie from start to finish to make sure the film was put together correctly).
In 2004 the movie Troy was also showing in theaters. Due to my job, I saw about 10,000 previews for the movie heading up to the release date, and by the time the movie came out, I was convinced it was going to be the greatest movie ever made. How could a movie with an All-Star cast, including two of my favorite "that guy" actors (Sean Bean and Brian Cox), possibly be bad? A few days before the movie cam...
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.