Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates set their Opening Day Roster. Not many of the moves were a surprise, especially after Andrew Lambo was optioned to Triple-A, opening the first base job for Travis Ishikawa. I've written five season preview articles, taking a look at every position group on the team based off that Opening Day roster. Here are those previews.
**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
**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 biggest news this week was when the Pirates and Starling Marte agreed to a six-year deal. The move pays Marte $31 M during those six years, along with two option years that could make the deal an eight year, $55 M contract. After the move wa...
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