Week In Review: Spring Training and 2014 Draft Coverage Begin
Feb16

Week In Review: Spring Training and 2014 Draft Coverage Begin

The Pirates started Spring Training this week, with workouts beginning on Thursday. For all of the Spring Training coverage, both now and throughout the pre-season, check out our Spring Training page. We started the week with previews of all four position groups: The Infield, The Outfield, The Rotation, and The Bullpen. One of the big question marks has been first base. The Pirates don’t have a guarantee with Andrew Lambo, but...

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Spring Training Notes: Burnett Reactions, Martin, Volquez, Wandy, Health
Feb14

Spring Training Notes: Burnett Reactions, Martin, Volquez, Wandy, Health

The Pirates opened Spring Training yesterday with the first workouts for pitchers and catchers. For all of our Spring Training coverage from yesterday and the rest of the Spring, check out the Spring Training page on the site. Below are the leftovers from day one, along with some video and a great quote from Russell Martin on the team’s chances in 2014. A.J. Burnett Reactions Russell Martin reacting to A.J. Burnett signing with...

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First Pitch: Should We Change the Way We Value Pitchers?
Feb13

First Pitch: Should We Change the Way We Value Pitchers?

This afternoon, A.J. Burnett signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. If you’re looking for my reaction to the deal, you’re not going to find it here. I’ve spent plenty of time discussing my thoughts on Burnett. To sum it all up once again, I think the Pirates rotation looks good, and I don’t think Burnett was necessary to have a contending team. If you’re looking for more detail, there are...

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A.J. Burnett Signs a One Year Deal With the Phillies
Feb12

A.J. Burnett Signs a One Year Deal With the Phillies

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that A.J. Burnett has signed a one year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Source said the Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal with A.J. Burnett. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) February 12, 2014 No word yet on the terms of the deal. Obviously this ends the saga of where Burnett will eventually sign. It will be interesting to see what Burnett received on the one-year deal, to see if it matched...

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First Pitch: Recapping Actual A.J. Burnett News
Jan29

First Pitch: Recapping Actual A.J. Burnett News

After months of no real updates on the A.J. Burnett saga, and nothing but repeats of the same old news, we finally got an update today. Travis Sawchik reported that Burnett planned to pitch in 2014, and that he would be open to returning to a team other than the Pirates. I had a bunch of thoughts on the entire Burnett saga, and decided to list them in no specific order. I then went on to sum everything else up at the end. I’ve...

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