BRADENTON, Fla. - Every year I travel to see all of the teams and players in the Pirates' minor league system. There are some levels I try to see twice during the season, especially if there is a breakout prospect or a top prospect at the level. I will be seeing every team again this year, but one team has me altering my travel schedule in a big way: The Bradenton Marauders.
We have writers who cover all of the full season teams on the site. Brian Peloza is our Indianapolis writer. Sean McCool covers Altoona. Abigail Miskowiec has the West Virginia coverage. As for Bradenton, that is my territory, so seeing the Marauders in any year won't be a big issue. I generally book my travel, and then catch them whenever I'm home, not making it a huge priority to adjust my travel schedule to see o...
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