Tag: Spring Training

The Off-Season Adjustment That Might Have Solved Tony Sanchez’s Throwing Problems

2015 is an important year for Tony Sanchez. 2014 was an up and down campaign for the catcher. He followed the year by signing a contract to play with the Toros del Este in the Dominican League, but struggled in his time there. He was sent home due to his poor play, which was a […]
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Casey Sadler May Prove to be a Key Depth Piece in...

Right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler started to open eyes with an impressive start to Spring Training, throwing five hitless innings in his first two starts. His hot start was halted in today’s game against Minnesota, during which he gave up three earned runs in 2.1 innings, with two strikeouts and a walk. The big blow came in the first inning, […]
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First Pitch: Pirates Starting Entrance Interviews This Week, But What Are...

Each year during Spring Training there is a player that exceeds expectations, yet doesn’t win a roster spot. Perhaps it’s a top prospect who gets a shot, looks good in a few appearances, then is sent down to the minors. It could be a non-roster invitee who plays well, but has no chance of beating […]
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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 […]
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First Pitch: Things to Do in Bradenton During Spring Training

I get asked a few times per week for advice on things to do during Spring Training — whether it’s tips on McKechnie Field and Pirate City, or just places to eat. A few years ago I put together a post, based on my limited time in Bradenton. I’ve been living here for the past […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Tracker

This weekend I uploaded the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Tracker to the site. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve had the tracker on the site. Prior to Spring Training it will show all of the non-roster invitees who are invited to camp, along with the chances of each player making the […]
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Day Two of Spring Training

Good morning from Pirate City. I’ll be updating this blog throughout the day with news and notes, but be sure to check the main site for the full stories. — Earlier this morning, the Pirates placed infielder Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury. The move opened up a spot […]
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(VIDEO) Gerrit Cole throwing at Pirate City

Although pitchers and catchers don’t officially report until Saturday, plenty of players have already arrived in Bradenton, Fla. Be sure to check out the Pirates first round pick in the 2011 draft, right-hander Gerrit Cole, throwing long toss at Pirate City today (Video courtesy of the Pirates). Also, keep checking back on my youtube page. I post […]
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Pirates Equipment truck headed for Bradenton, Fla

PITTSBURGH — Although spring training isn’t officially underway until the first workout held on February 19th in Bradenton, Fla., there was a sign on Friday that it isn’t too much longer until Pirate City and McKechnie field begin to see the full-squad in action. Scott Bonnett, who has been the Pirates equipment manager for the […]
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Matt Hague Looking To Make a Good Impression In Big League...

PITTSBURGH — In less than two weeks, first base prospect Matt Hague will be heading down to Bradenton, Fla., for spring training. This year, however, is different for Hague. The 26-year-old, who was added to the 40-man roster this offseason after being Rule 5 eligible, will have a chance to make an impression at his […]
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