Clint Hurdle is doing a better job than Dan Bylsma.
When Angels 1B/OF Brad Hawpe joined Starkey, Miller, and Mueller on Friday, he painted a picture that should be extremely exciting Pirates fans.
Clint Hurdle isn’t waiting around. Now, it’s only May-about-to-be-June, but if his actions in the seventh inning on Wednesday night against the Tigers are any indication — in what eventually turned into a 5-3 victory — Hurdle isn’t waiting on anything. He isn’t going to be patient or reactionary with the season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to one of thier best starts in the history of the Franchise but does that mean the national experts are buying in? Darryl Hamilton of the MLB Network gives us thoughts.
Pirates Infielder Brandon Inge talked to Bob Pompeani about the strength of the Pirates bench as well as the state of the team.
Last year the Reds closer Aroldis Chapman beamed Pirates star Andrew McCutchen with a 100-mile per hour fastball to the back.
With the team going out and signing a new catcher this offseason, the Pirates pitching staff was looking towards spring training as an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Russell Martin.
Heading into the weekend, most of the Pirates regulars are not among the leaders in plate appearances, but that is about to change.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had said that veteran Brandon Inge is “close” playing a position in Grapefruit League games and that’d be fine with Inge, who is recovered from shoulder surgery last September – well, almost.
Pirates Starter Jeff Locke is fighting for a spot in the Pirates rotation and talked about how the spring is going for him so far.
Pirates Outfielder Travis Snider came into spring training this year as the likely candidate to win the starting job in left field come opening day, and it sounds like he came into spring training this year expecting an open competition.
Clint Hurdle has been hard at work getting the Pirates prepared for the upcoming 2013 season.
The Pirates’ clear cut and exclusive objective in this 2013 season should be to win more games than they lose. That’s it. Finish above .500.
The Pirates and Orioles were rained out today in Bradenton.
In the first exhibition game of the 2013 season, lefty Jeff Locke set the bar pretty high in the battle for the fifth spot in the Pirates rotation in the Bucs’ 3-2 win at the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.