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Andrew McCutchen Looks Forward to 2012 Season

(Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Credit: KDKA-TV Bob Pompeani
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pittsburgh Pirates’ center fielder Andrew McCutchen joined Bob Pompeani and Ron Cook for “The Bob Pompeani Show” on SportsRadio 93-7 The Fan Saturday afternoon.

The Pirates are a little more than a month away from Spring Training, and McCutchen is geared up for some Spring baseball.

The MLB Network has predicted that the Pirates will break their losing streak, which is music to McCutchen’s ears. But, he says that they will have to prove that on the field with consistency.

The off-season additions to the team excite McCutchen, and he can’t wait to join them in Bradenton for Spring Training. He thinks that both the hitting and pitching departments have improved.

Everyone in Pittsburgh wants to know when the Pirates are going to sign McCutchen to a long-term deal.

To that, he said: “The only thing that I can do for myself is to go out and play, and that stuff will take care of itself.”

The Pirates are looking for power in their lineup, and McCutchen says that it is not a matter of “if,” but “when” Pedro Alvarez will break out and contribute to the Pirates’ power numbers.  

For the entire interview, click below:

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