The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season begins on Monday when the Pirates take on the Cubs. To prepare for the start of the year, I’ll be previewing all of the position groups on the Opening Day roster. Here are the previews we have so far.
The Pirates Rotation Has Some Red Flags, But Still Projects to Carry the Team
The Pirates Won’t Have to Wait For Gregory Polanco to Have a Top Outfield
Pirates Will Once Again Have Strong Infield Defense and Offensive Questions – READING
The Pirates are Returning a Bullpen That Was One of the Best in Baseball
The Pirates Have a Bench That Can't Hit Right-Handers
The Pirates won last year in large part to their pitching staff, and their defense played a big part in that. The defense behind the plate from Russell Martin was huge, and the defensive shifts in the infield also had a huge assist. Martin will return this year, and the current infield looks to be good defensively. Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez have both been showing improvement...
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