Matt Bandi

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    Mental toughness

    In January, the Pirates hired Bernie Holliday away from West Point to be the team's mental health conditioning coordinator. He will begin working with the organization's minor league players. Read this interview with Holliday.

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    Hanrahan may return by opening day

    The opening of spring training brought news of an elbow injury for Joel Hanrahan. However, an MRI and a subsequent trip to Dr. James Andrews left Hanrahan with some good news.

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    2010 Pittsburgh Sports Blog Championship

    Two Pirate blogs square off in the finals.

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    Where is Jose Tabata’s power?

    Jose Tabata shows a glimpse of his hidden power in today's batting practice session.

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    2009 vs 2010: The offense

    Jeff Clement looks to improve the offense - Mark SobbaThe Pirates won only 62 games in 2009, meaning they will need a significant jump simply to sniff a .500 season. Where will...

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    Top prospect lists

    Baseball America and Project Prospect released their top 100 prospects lists today. See how the Pirates fared.

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    Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament – Final Four

    Our magical run in the Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament comes up a bit short.

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    Is Garrett Jones for real?

    Garrett Jones arrived in Pittsburgh with a bang last summer, blasting ten home runs in his first 19 games. Many people, such as me, said it would never last. But Jones just kept hitting, finishing the season with a .293/.372/.567 line in 358 plate appearances. What will happen...

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    Hart leading candidate for final rotation spot

    Rob Biertempfel reports that management is encouraged by Kevin Hart's offseason adjustments. At this point, Hart appears to be the front-runner in the battle for final rotation spot.

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    Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament – Elite Eight

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