Pirates Spring Training 2018: Feb. 17 News And NotesGregory Polanco and Adam Frazier arrived just in time for Day 4 of workouts at Pirate City, and both talked about expectations going into the first season of baseball in Pittsburgh without Andrew McCutchen in a decade.
Pirates Spring Training 2018: Feb. 16 News And NotesDay 3 of Pitchers & Catchers was all set to be another “some guys pitched, some guys took infield, and then there was batting practice” kind of Spring Training Groundhog Day. Then David Freese went in on everyone.
Mack: Freese Is Fed Up, FrustratedDavid Freese has had enough. Enough of losing, enough of watching great players shipped out, and enough of the kind of attitude on the field and in the clubhouse that doesn’t seem to care about losing.
Pirates Spring Training 2018: Feb. 15 News And NotesOne key difference between Day 1 and Day 2 was provided: Starling Marte arrived and spoke with the media via translator Mike Gonzalez after working out.
Pirates Spring Training 2018: Feb. 14 News And NotesValentine’s Day was celebrated with the first full day of workouts for pitchers and catchers, three more veteran position players arriving, and Clint Hurdle’s first media availability of the new year going over 20 minutes.
Pirates Spring Training 2018: Feb. 13 News & NotesTuesday was Physical Day at Pirate City, technically the day before any real work is supposed to begin. Nonetheless, there was action around the complex in Bradenton.
Mack: Pirates' Veteran Leaders Set Early ToneBoth Francisco Cervelli and Ivan Nova believe that part of moving on from the departures of McCutchen and Cole includes being leaders, but don’t think they necessarily need to change anything about the way they act to embrace a leadership role.
John Smoltz: 'The Success Of The Atlanta Braves Won't Be Duplicated'Hall of Famer and World Series champion John Smoltz discusses the Atlanta Braves dynasty and a new documentary about the franchise.
Mack: 5 Keys To The 2018 PiratesHow do you prepare to watch the first iteration of Pirates baseball in a decade without McCutchen or Cole on the roster?
Ex-Pirates P Esteban Loaiza Arrested, Caught With 20 Kilograms Of Cocaine & HeroinFormer Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested in San Diego on drug charges.
Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA Rankings: Pirates Finish With 78 WinsAfter trading both McCutchen and Cole to start 2018, fans were left wondering what to expect this season from the Pirates.
Pirates Pack Up, Begin Trek South For Spring TrainingThe Pittsburgh Pirates have their sights set on warmer weather as they pack up and head south for Spring Training.