Bob Nutting Addressing the Team. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates

BRADENTON -- Bob Nutting, the Pirates Chairman of the Board, addressed the team this morning at Pirate City. His message this year was different from a year prior --the expectations are higher heading into 2012.

"We have talked about expectations, but I really believe -- and [General Manager] Neal [Huntington] addressed this head on yesterday -- I really believe the level of expectation is different this year," Nutting said. "I think the tone is different. And it needs to be. We got a glimpse last year of what this organization can do, the tremendous support and reaction that we got from Pittsburgh, and from the fans. That was very satisfying for those in the clubhouse who had seen that. We need to build on that going ...

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