2013 Indianapolis Indians Season Preview

The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Indianapolis Indians, who will feature top prospect Gerrit Cole on their Opening Day roster. Lineup C – Tony Sanchez 1B – Matt Hague 2B – Ivan De Jesus Jr. SS – Jordy Mercer 3B – Jared Goedert LF – Alex Presley CF...

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2013 Altoona Curve Season Preview

The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Altoona Curve, who will feature top prospect Jameson Taillon on their Opening Day roster. Lineup C – Carlos Paulino 1B – Matt Curry 2B – Jarek Cunningham SS – Gift Ngoepe 3B – Stefan Welch LF – Alex Dickerson CF...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Previews

In the last week we’ve been previewing the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Below are all of the links to the season previews. Season Previews 21 Questions to Answer - by James Santelli Analyzing the Opening Day Roster - by Tim Williams Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Opening Day Payroll Positional Previews The Infield - by Tom Bragg The Outfield - by Tom Bragg The Bench - by Tom Bragg The Rotation - by Tom Bragg The Bullpen - by Tim...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Opening Day Payroll

USA Today has released their 2013 salary database, giving us a look at the league minimum salaries. That is always the final thing needed for the 2013 40-man payroll page. I’ve updated the payroll page with the new numbers, and the Pirates will be entering the season with an estimated payroll of just over $67 M. Click the 40-man link to view the details. A few notes: **The payroll doesn’t account for in-season moves. In...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: 21 Questions to Answer

It’s Opening Day, those two sweet words marking an event beloved by fans of all 30 teams. No more frivolous exhibition games or exaggerated position battles. It’s a day indisputably tied to ideas of hope, but also to wondering and questions that will take 162 games to answer. Tom and Tim gave you the facts about the 2013 edition of the Pittsburgh Pirates, from the rotation to the bullpen, from the infield to the outfield...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: The Bench

We’ve already touched on the platoons of Garrett Jones/Gaby Sanchez and Travis Snider/Jose Tabata in the previews of the infield and outfield, so for today’s preview of the bench players the focus will be on Michael McKenry, John McDonald and Josh Harrison. Michael McKenry — Catcher McKenry gives the Pirates a serviceable backup catcher behind Russell Martin after filling that role in 2012 and 2011 with Rod Barajas....

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