Charlie Morton’s Approach to Clean His Arm Action and Make His Delivery More Efficient
Jan13

Charlie Morton’s Approach to Clean His Arm Action and Make His Delivery More Efficient

It’s rare to see a guy throw off the mound during mini camp. Usually pitchers are just getting started back up after a short break over the holidays, and only throwing off flat grounds. That wasn’t the case today with Charlie Morton. The sinkerball pitcher wanted to get out on the mound today for the first time since having surgery back in September. He threw a short bullpen session with Ray Searage, Jim Benedict, and...

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The Pirates Have Almost No Position Battles Lined Up For Spring Training
Jan13

The Pirates Have Almost No Position Battles Lined Up For Spring Training

This morning I uploaded the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Spring Training tracker. We have that resource on the site every year, allowing you to keep track of who has been invited to Spring Training, and their chances of making the team. The tracker also shows who is still remaining in camp once things kick off and cuts begin. As for this year’s tracker? It’s kind of boring. The Pirates have almost no position battles this...

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First Pitch: What Does Jung-Ho Kang Need to Do to Justify His Deal?
Jan13

First Pitch: What Does Jung-Ho Kang Need to Do to Justify His Deal?

There was a report today that the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a deal with Jung-Ho Kang for $16 M over four years, including an option for a fifth year. The full details aren’t out yet, so we don’t know the breakdown of the deal, how the option year works, or whether the deal is actually confirmed for $16 M over four years. We also don’t know what type of production Jung-Ho Kang can bring to the U.S., as he’s...

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Radhames Liz on Why He Chose the Pirates, Changes to His Game, and Jung-Ho Kang
Jan12

Radhames Liz on Why He Chose the Pirates, Changes to His Game, and Jung-Ho Kang

Radhames Liz was in mini camp today at Pirate City, giving him his first day of work in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization. The right-hander met with the media after the day’s workouts, and discussed what led to him signing with Pittsburgh. The rumors surrounding Liz were drawn out, with initial reports saying that he had agreed to a two-year deal worth $3 M. Liz said that he didn’t have any two-year offers from...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Mini Camp Roster
Jan12

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Mini Camp Roster

Today is the start of mini camp for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Pirate City. The technical term is “voluntary workouts” or something like that, since they can’t officially call it “mini camp” anymore. However, that’s basically what is going on here, with the MLB players in camp through Friday, and the minor league players in camp for at least two weeks (and some will be here until Spring Training)....

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