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.
93.7 The FAN Pirates pre and postgame host Dan Zangrilli provides all the latest news coming out of Pirates spring training.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington feels strongly in the direction that his major league club has gone under Manager Clint Hurdle, and while they aren’t all the way where they want to be, he was happy enough with the results to reward Hurdle with a new contract.
Clint Hurdle deserves this. He hasn’t won a championship. Heck, he hasn’t even won more games than he’s lost in each of his first two seasons as Pirates manager.
In full disclosure, I like Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez — both as a baseball player and, more important, as a young man.
Rob Pratte was joined on this Black & Gold Sunday by members of the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization.
Bob Pompeani visits with Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle.
Newly-signed Pirates’ catcher Russell Martin joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN fresh off of signing his contract.