Sunday Mar 9
Pittsburgh Pirates' Bullpen Continues to Impress in Spring Training
The magical 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates was a product of a very deep organization getting the most out of every player who was given a chance.
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Sunday Mar 9
Pirates Pitchers With Plenty To Prove Face Orioles, Electric Stuff Vs Red Sox
The Pirates spring training 2014 has been an early success. The Bucs split squads today.
Sunday Mar 9
Pirates Slug Rays
Mar 3, 2014; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin runs around the bases after he hit a 2-run home run during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Brandon Morrow roughed up in Blue Jays loss to Pirates
March 5, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow allowed five earned runs in today's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Spring training results should never be taken too seriously but Brandon Morrow had a rough outing for the Toronto Blue Jays today against the Pittsburgh Pirates , which ... (more)
The News Tribune
Recap: Toronto vs. Pittsburgh
Travis Snider went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4, in spring training action.
Neil Walker: 'I Need To Be A Little More Consistent All Around The Board'
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker sat down with "The Fan Morning Show" at Spring Training on Wednesday to talk about his offseason and the upcoming 2014 season.
Pirates Send Jay Jackson To Mound Against Blue Jays
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Dunedin to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Several starters are going to make the trip, but the big news on the pitching front will be Jay Jackson getting the start .
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Why Pedro Alvarez Is the Pittsburgh Pirates' Biggest X-Factor in 2014
With the second pick in the 2008 MLB amateur draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected third baseman Pedro Alvarez.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman has a bizarre day in first spring training appearance
If you only look at the box score from Monday's Red Sox game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, put on sunglasses before peering at Workman's line: 2 1/3 innings, five hits , five earned runs, no walks and four strikeouts in a 7-6 loss.
Bob Smizik: How do the Pirates handle Walker?
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker, who is a switch-hitter, had the perfect answer last week when it was suggested that considering his lack of success batting right-handed against left-handed pitching, he might consider batting left-handed all the time.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Bucs waste no time moving Barmes around infield
He's slated to start at second base, batting ninth, in Saturday's game against the Rays at McKechnie Field.
Bucs' infield defense impresses Hurdle
There's no denying the impact the Pirates' defensive shifts and analytically-based positioning had on their ability to prevent runs in 2013.
Pittsburgh Pirates' Internal Options for Possible Third Base Platoon
Earlier this month, I wrote an article suggesting that the Pittsburgh Pirates should consider a platoon situation at third base with Pedro Alvarez when the opposing starting pitcher is a lefty.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
2014 Fantasy Baseball NL-Only Second Base Rankings
Here's a look at the 2014 Lester's Legends' second base rankings for NL-only fantasy baseball leagues.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Walker hopes to continue Bucs success this year
Growing up in Pittsburgh as a lifelong Pirate fan, Neil Walker was all too familiar with the Buccos' 20 consecutive losing seasons.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Prospect Profile: Gregory Polanco
The Pittsburgh Pirates have experienced a re-vitalization of the organization thanks in large part to the development of homegrown talent.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Pirates hope Gaby Sanchez is answer at 1B
Pittsburgh Pirates' Brent Morel, right, talks with Andrew Lambo as he warms up before taking batting practice before the team's annual spring training Black and Gold intra-squad baseball game in Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?
Pirates claim Brent Morel, designate Chase d'Arnaud for assignment
I'm a little behind the gun on this, but the Pirates made a small move on Monday that's probably worth talking at least a little bit about.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Andrelton Simmons' extension moves market for defense-first players
The Braves are busy extending every young player who isn't clamped down, and their recent Freddie Freeman deal probably bumped extensions upward throughout baseball, but what they've done with Andrelton Simmons may be similarly bad for teams like the Pirates who try to sign their pre-free agent players to long-term deals.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Pedro Alvarez: The Jeff Goldblum of third base
Alvarez might only do one thing well, but he does his one thing as well as anyone in the game.