Posts in the category

Pirates seem more interested in long term than 2014

By | March 2, 2014 8:25 am | 0 Comments

 

So, here it is March 2, and the Pirates still need a first baseman and a right fielder. At least I think so, if they’re serious about winning. The bench doesn’t look too solid either. And pitching? Well, if you were counting on A.J. Burnett, he’ll be pitching across state on a regular basis. But… View Article

Read more

Pirates’ Hurdle talks about team’s goals (video)

By | February 21, 2014 12:19 am | 0 Comments

 

It’s great to see photos and video from sunny Florida and Arizona. Here’s Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talking about the team’s goals this spring: Your browser does not support iframes. – Rick Green

Read more

Finally, spring is here

By | February 8, 2014 12:01 am | 0 Comments

 

What a beautiful thing to see … spring training photos.   The Diamondbacks have started working out in Arizona. That means spring is nearly here. The Pirates’ first full-squad workout is Feb. 12. The Indians’ pitchers and catchers report Feb. 11. The Tigers’ pitchers and catchers report Feb. 13.   – Rick Green

Read more

Remembering Pirates’ great Kiner

By | February 7, 2014 12:07 am | 0 Comments

 

I’m too young to have seen Ralph Kiner play, but my dad saw him many times as a kid at Forbes Field. He said fans stayed until Kiner’s final at-bat, in hopes of seeing a home run. After Kiner’s at-bat, fans left in droves. Kiner was the only reason to watch the Pirates in those… View Article

Read more

Are the Phils interested in Burnett?

By | February 1, 2014 11:23 pm | 0 Comments

 

Looks like there could be another team in play for the services of A.J. Burnett — the Phillies. Here’s a look at their potential interest:   – Rick Green

Read more

Free-agent Friday: Burnett interested in playing?

By | January 31, 2014 2:15 pm | 0 Comments

 

There’s been some chatter lately that the widely held view of pitcher A.J. Burnett playing for the Pirates or retiring might not be the case. The Pirates passed on giving Burnett a qualifying offer in the offseason. They would have been on the hook for about $14 million, which isn’t bad for a pitcher coming… View Article

Read more

Pirates sticking with slow approach

By | January 25, 2014 10:11 pm | 0 Comments

 

Expecting any big news from the Pirates before spring training? Me neither. From the sounds of team president Frank Coonelly, you won’t be seeing anything either. Coonelly, talking to Pittsburgh radio station 970AM, said: The game is about putting together a championship-caliber team on the field. It’s not about making splashes and headlines in December… View Article

Read more

Pirates prospect watch: Gregory Polanco

By | January 18, 2014 10:26 pm | 0 Comments

 

Big things are expected of Pirates outfield prospect Gregory Polanco. He and Jameson Taillon are the jewels of the minor league system. If Polanco lives up to the hype, what an outfield Pittsburgh could have with him, Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte. But that’s a discussion for another day. Here is Polanco talking about improving… View Article

Read more

Bad Bucs: Making Jolly Roger logo walk plank bad move

By | January 9, 2014 2:09 pm | 5 Comments

 

Bring back the Jolly Roger! The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday that they’re making the pirate walk the plank. The team is getting rid of the mean-looking pirate with one eye. The ‘P’ logo will now be the main logo for the Bucs. How boring. Some form of the pirate dates to the 1930s. Talk about… View Article

Read more

New Year’s resolutions for the Pittsburgh Pirates

By | December 31, 2013 1:58 pm | 0 Comments

 

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without resolutions for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here’s what I’d like to see in 2014: Add to the payroll. The Pirates long have been called cheap. Now that they have a winner, they need to keep it that way. They should open the wallets in January and make a good… View Article

Read more