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Spring Training The Ramp Up For Long Baseball Season

While it might seem like fun in the southern sun, the ramping up of Spring Training is the preparation for an endurance run like no other in professional sports.

03/24/2015

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Pirates Broadcaster Neverett Took Leap Of Faith

It’s not just players that bought into a belief that the Pirates would eventually change. A Pirates broadcaster was willing to move 1,451 miles to see what he referred to as a ‘great renaissance.’

93-7 The Fan–03/24/2015

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Pirates Are Aware Of High Expectations For 2015 Season

The “KDKA Morning News” is in Bradenton this week broadcasting from McKechnie Field – the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates – getting you ready for the 2015 season.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/24/2015

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Pirates Outfielder Starling Marte Ready For Breakout Season

He is under Pirates control, including a team option in 2021 and following a second half where he hit .348 following a stint on the disabled list, Starling Marte may be ready to break through and prove this Pirates outfield can, indeed, be compared to the 1992 group.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Pirates Show Unique Ability To Build Bullpen

Pirates GM Neal Huntington has had a knack for finding bullpen help from unusual places, lefty Bobby LaFromboise is another in that group.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Pirates Broadcaster John Wehner: ‘Pirates Are Expected To Win’

Pittsburgh Pirates Broadcaster John Wehner joined “The Cook and Poni Show” Monday morning from Bradenton.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Liz Latest Pirates Reclamation Project

Jim Colony caught up with relief pitcher Radhames Liz, who is battling for a spot in the Pirates bullpen.

93-7 The Fan–03/21/2015

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Pirates Split Squad Finishes Day 2-0

Vance Worley and Gerrit Cole became the first Pirates pitchers to complete 5 innings as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 6-5, in Bradenton and the Twins, 4-2 in Fort Myers. But the news of the day was the revelation that catcher Tony Sanchez “is on the club,” according to manager Clint Hurdle.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Former Pirates’ Trainer Frank Velasquez Talks Spring Training Injuries

In his weekly “VESLA 360 Injury Report” exclusively here on 937thefan.com, former Pittsburgh Pirates trainer Frank Velasquez takes a look at some injuries the Pirates are dealing with in spring training.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Pirates’ Catcher Tony Sanchez Makes Big League Team

To hear him say it, the experience in the Dominican Winter League was not a pleasant one for Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez, but the things he learned there have helped him make the big league club out of spring training.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Alvarez Doubles, Homers As Pirates Beat Phillies 6-5

Pedro Alvarez had three hits, including an RBI double and a two-run homer, as a Pittsburgh Pirates’ split squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Friday.

03/20/2015

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Pirates’ Cervelli Homers Twice Off Twins’ Gibson

Francisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

03/20/2015

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Buster Olney Predicts Pirates To Win World Series

Expectations in Pittsburgh have been on the rise for the Pirates as they’ve now made the playoffs in back-to-back years, but one national expert has taken that to a whole new level.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Jim Colony Talks With ‘Big’ Brad Lincoln

Covering Spring Training the last 2 weeks it finally dawned on me. It’s gonna drive me to drinkin’ … to try to write a new song about my buddy Brad Lincoln.

93-7 The Fan–03/19/2015

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Pirates Fall To Orioles 6-4

Some good and some not-so-good in Sarasota which makes Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the Orioles a typical Grapefruit League game.

93-7 The Fan–03/19/2015

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