• Spring Training Coverage
    Burnett to Undergo Surgery on Right Eye

    Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Right-hander A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery tomorrow in Pittsburgh, after getting hit in the right eye during a bunting competition yesterday at Pirate City. Burnett was diagnosed with a right eye orbital fracture today after undergoing additional medical examinations on his right eye in Pittsburgh. No timetable or additional...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Gerrit Cole Seeing the Downside of the Late Signing Deadline

    The debate between Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer is probably going to be a debate that will exist for most of their careers. Both pitchers were drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft out of UCLA. Cole was rated as the better prospect on the draft boards heading in to...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Evans Hopes to Click with New Organization

    BRADENTON -- After spending the past eight seasons with the New York Mets, infielder Nick Evans decided to switch organizations this year. The 26-year-old infielder has spent parts of the last four seasons in the Majors with New York, posting a .256 career average over 159 big league games. This offseason, however,...

  • Analysis
    Live From Pirate City: 3/1

    The pitchers in major league camp are doing their throwing programs right now on field four. Looks like they're set up for live batting practice here in a bit. A lot of pitchers will be throwing bullpens in minor league camp today. Here is the list: Colten Brewer, Jake Burnette, Colton Cain, Zac...

  • Analysis
    Lincoln Wins it All in Bunting Competition

    Right-hander Brad Lincoln took home the Championship belt this morning after beating out Mike Crotta in the finals of the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates bunting championship. Bryan Morris and Mike Crotta battled it out to advance to the final 4, Crotta advancing. Joel Hanrahan lost to Lincoln; Crotta beat Rudy Owens. In the...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 1

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date including the first player in major league history to accomplish two very rare feats. We start off with one of my favorite players growing up, second baseman Johnny Ray, who was born on this date in 1957. He was originally a 12th round draft...

  • Analysis
    Day 12 of Spring Training

    Good morning from Pirate City. The Buccos will take the field early today, and also wrap up early for a charity golf outing that starts at 1 PM. Today's scheduled bullpen sessions: Erik Bedard, Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Tony Watson, Daniel McCutchen, Doug Slaten, Shairon Martis Mike Crotta, Brad Lincoln, Juan Cruz,...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: The Ideal Player, Robbie Grossman, Free Matt Hague

    Today I put up a feature on the site talking about Robbie Grossman versus the ideal corner outfielder. The big knock on Grossman is that he doesn't have the speed to play center field, and doesn't have the power to play a corner outfield spot. People who are in favor of Grossman...

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