• Analysis
    3 Things Still On Huntington’s To-Do List

    Back in October, there was doom and gloom about the 2011 offseason from not only fans, but also writers that follow the Pirates closely.  At the time, I consistently said that it was OCTOBER and you can't write the story for the upcoming offseason when it hasn't...ya know....started. At the time, there...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Erik Bedard Feeling Healthy and Strong

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Erik Bedard signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December, adding a lefty to the rotation, and depth to the pitching staff. Over the off-season, Bedard has been working hard to be healthy and strong heading into the 2012 season. "Just the normal stuff: workout the...

  • Analysis
    Spring Training — Where Everything Old is New Again

    Everything Old is New Again -- Sanguillen and McLouth Joke with McKenry and Anderson Hernandez Hopefully, the photo above imparts some sense of why hardcore baseball fans love spring training.  Manny Sanguillen, Nate McLouth, Mike McKenry and Anderson Hernandez.  A star from the 1970s, on hand to coach the young catchers.  A...

  • Pirates History
    Pirates Home Run Leaders Through the Years

    Most Pittsburgh Pirates fans can tell you the team’s all-time home run leader is Willie Stargell with 475. A lot of them could tell you whose record he broke as well, Ralph Kiner with 301. Prior to that is where it gets cloudy. I thought for today, why not go all the...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Nutting has Very High Expectations for 2012

    Bob Nutting Addressing the Team. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Bob Nutting, the Pirates Chairman of the Board, addressed the team this morning at Pirate City. His message this year was different from a year prior --the expectations are higher heading into 2012. "We have talked about expectations, but I really...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: February 25

    On this date in 1999 the Pittsburgh Pirates would trade second baseman Tony Womack to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor leaguer Paul Weichard and a player to be named later. Exactly six months later, the Diamondbacks sent pitcher Jason Boyd to the Pirates to complete the trade. Boyd’s career was...

  • Analysis
    Day Seven of Spring Training

    Good morning from Pirate City. --The Pirates added two "B" games to the spring training schedule. A "B" game against the Minnesota Twins at Pirate City on March 10. They also will play the Netherlands (International baseball) in St. Pete on March 12. --Today is day two of live BP. Those players...

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