Neil Walker Taking Batting Practice (Video)
Feb24
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Spring Training Notes: Polanco Sticking With McCutchen and Marte
Feb24

Spring Training Notes: Polanco Sticking With McCutchen and Marte

At the end of last week I posted a video of Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco taking batting practice together. It was a nice sight to see those three rotating in the batting cages together, since they could eventually make up the best outfield trio in the majors. McCutchen is already an MVP, Marte posted a 4.6 WAR in his first full season, and Polanco looks like an impact talent who should arrive by mid-season...

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Gaby Sanchez a Backup Plan to Pedro Alvarez?
Feb24

Gaby Sanchez a Backup Plan to Pedro Alvarez?

This afternoon at Pirate City, Gaby Sanchez was fielding ground balls at third base, rotating with Pedro Alvarez. Sanchez got some time at third base last year during Spring Training, and played four innings at the position during the 2013 season. Clint Hurdle said that the Pirates would be looking at Sanchez more this Spring. “We’re going to get him some innings at third,” Hurdle said. “That’s one of the...

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Week In Review: The Rotation Depth Looks Strong Again
Feb23

Week In Review: The Rotation Depth Looks Strong Again

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a lot of injuries last year to their rotation, but remained contenders due to the strong rotation depth. It looks like they’ll have strong depth again this year. Stolmy Pimentel Looks Like a Favorite For the Opening Day Roster. He will probably open the season in the bullpen, but everyone I’ve talked to in the organization seems high on him, and still views him as a starting pitcher. He could...

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Casey Sadler Using His Sinker in the Bullpen (Video)
Feb23
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Pirates Photos from Spring Training
Feb22

Pirates Photos from Spring Training

A few shots from today’s routine drills, with the emphasis on new guys.  Of the NRI pitchers the Pirates have brought in, Daniel Schlereth and Jake Brigham strike me as the most interesting. Outfielder Chris Dickerson has not been in drills the last two days, so he may have some minor injury or other issue.  

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