Question #1:
Does Jim Tracy's managerial style mesh well with the Pirates' personnel?
Steve from The Parrot:
Yes, I believe it does. There seems to be a familiarity between Tracy and the players this spring, and every quote I’ve read from the manager has been very positive so far. He does seem to have his favorites, like Jose Hernandez, Salomon Torres and Nate McLouth. Jose Castillo and Chris Duffy may be players that Tracy doesn’t necessarily care for (as well as the departed Craig Wilson), and it seems as if that costs them playing time. Tracy’s relaxed, professional demeanor is a huge improvement over Lloyd McClendon’s rages and combativeness, which turned off a lot of Pirate players.
Dave from Bucs Trade Winds:
I have questioned whether Tracy's style meshes well since the beginning. T...

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