Spring Training Game 3: Bucs/Braves Live Blog

Final score: Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 4. If you’re reading the log after the conclusion of the game, you’re going to want to start from the bottom and scroll to the top. I’ll provide a recap later tonight. 3:54: Prado grounds to a drawn-in Walker at third, and Neil hurries an off-line throw to the plate. For what it’s worth, Freddy wouldn’t have made the play either. Scott Rolen might’ve. 3:53: Romulo’s down to...

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Spring Training Game 2: Bucs/Reds Live Blog

Final score: Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 7. If you’re reading the log after the conclusion of the game, you’re going to want to start from the bottom and scroll to the top. I’ll provide a recap later tonight. 3:39: Javy Guzman is thrown out at the plate. Fitting end to the game; sounded as if Javy had a terrible performance. 3:38: I think Edwards reached, Davis up to bat. 3:37: “Cota erased on the fielder’s...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #19

Question #1: Before the games get going, what is the ideal makeup of the Pirates’ bullpen in your eyes? Wilbur Miller from Pirate Player Profiles: Carrying seven relievers is written in stone as long as Littlefield is GM, so I don’t even think about it any more. The loser of Armas/Chacon shouldn’t make the team, because if it’s Armas it’ll be because he’s hurt, and if it’s Chacon, because he sucks. They need to get out from...

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Spring Training Game 1: Pittsburgh vs. Manatee CC

The day we’ve been (sort of) waiting for has arrived; the Pittsburgh Pirates will play a (sort of) meaningful baseball game after an excruciatingly long winter. At 12:05, the pre-season officially gets underway as the annual beatdown of Manatee Community College takes place at McKechnie Field. According to Dejan in the Post-Gazette, “most of the 12 pitchers and 20 position players used in the scrimmage [yesterday] will...

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Pirates in the News

A quick rundown of what’s being said about the Bucs around the Web: On MVN’s Outsider Radio, Brandon and Dan talked about Freddy Sanchez’ 2006 (and his possible position change), whether or not the Pirates will be decent this year, Pittsburgh’s baseball sanctuary (PNC Park) and Skyblast. I even made a quick call in to provide the black and gold side of the discussion. You can listen to the show in podcast form....

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