BRADENTON, Fla. - David Freese arrived at Pirate City today, a few days ahead of the report date for position players. He also brought the fire, giving some brutally honest comments about the Pirates over the last two years. For a recap of those comments, check out Alan Saunders' article from earlier.

Clint Hurdle said he wasn't going to comment on what Freese said, but did comment on Freese and his perception.

"David and I had conversations at the end of the season, and I love his perception," Hurdle said. "I love all the players' perceptions. I think one of the best lessons I've learned over time is you can't argue with somebody about their perception, and I think when you accumulate all the information from a lot of different people -- especially guys with experience and David wou...

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