Are the Pirates the Top Team in Latin America?
Feb20

Are the Pirates the Top Team in Latin America?

The Pittsburgh Pirates will enter the 2014 season with Starling Marte as their starting left-fielder. By mid-season, Gregory Polanco could join the team as the starting right-fielder. Alen Hanson and Joely Rodriguez are both slated to begin the 2014 season in Altoona, and both could arrive in the majors as early as mid-2015. All four players were signed out of the Dominican Republic. The total cost for all four players was under...

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Bob Nutting on the 2014 Pirates, TV Deals, Prospects and Trade Deadline
Feb19

Bob Nutting on the 2014 Pirates, TV Deals, Prospects and Trade Deadline

Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting met with the team and coaches today, discussing his expectations. After the meeting he met with the media to discuss his conversation with the players, along with other topics. “It is different this year,” Nutting said on the team meeting. “As we’re talking about the level of expectation…we’ve achieved so much as an organization, we’re in a stronger place...

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Andrew Lambo Doing Defensive Drills at First Base (Video)
Feb19
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Jason Grilli throws off the mound; Josh Harrison has a girl
Feb18

Jason Grilli throws off the mound; Josh Harrison has a girl

Earlier today I noted that Jason Grilli hadn’t thrown since last Thursday, taking a few extra days off between bullpen sessions. Both Clint Hurdle and Grilli said that he was fine, with no health concerns. Today Grilli threw five pitches off flat ground, and 15 off the mound. Hurdle talked about the reduced workload, and how this is a custom approach for Grilli due to the feedback received from the player. “Just because...

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Francisco Liriano Named the Opening Day Starter
Feb18

Francisco Liriano Named the Opening Day Starter

Clint Hurdle announced today that Francisco Liriano has been named the 2014 Opening Day starter. “He’s another guy that models the behavior we want to instill in others,” Clint Hurdle said on Liriano. “He does it a different way than Cutch, but he does it. Every day he does it. He’s a man you can depend on, and many times I share with these players, the greatest ability you can have day in and day out is...

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It’s Getting Stolmy Down in Bradenton (Video)
Feb18
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