Jose Osuna, Cole Tucker, Ke'Bryan Hayes and other Pirates should be given a fair shot to crack the lineup, if Derek Shelton's thinking of the future.
The Pirates opened PNC Park to media for the first time in their summer camp, and they did so with no shortage of legitimate hope.
Major League Baseball players are being universally praised for opting out of the 2020 season. How about hearing it for those opting in?
T.J. Watt heard it. Then he felt it. Then he breathed it in, exhaled it out and experienced an exhilaration, as he'd later tell me, he'd never experienced at Heinz...
The sun was setting on another Saturday here in the Strip, and I'll confess to have two deep, deliberative thoughts while watching this occur.
PITTSBURGH -- But, beginning at noon Eastern time today, Ben Cherington and all Major League Baseball general managers will be free to wheel and deal.
Andrew McCutchen is nothing less than Pittsburgh's generational baseball player. He's the best of the era, one of the best in franchise history.
The return of Major League Baseball could've been so special, so impactful. Instead, it'll be so very nothing.
If not for one timely error by the Penguins, Mario Lemieux might not have found himself wide open with the puck on his stick, cradling a golden chance in overtime.
Coronavirus' apparent comeback in North American has startled professional sports the past couple days. Maybe needlessly so.
If Major League Baseball proceeds with a shorter season, the Pirates will be huge beneficiaries, and their fans probably shouldn't be complaining about it.
Jameson Taillon's a gem in every way, as a pitcher, as someone who's persevered through cancer and multiple arm surgeries and, above all, as a person.
Hockey is the world's fastest team sport and, within that prism, players are required to process information at a rate that rivals the action.
The Pirates' smart selection of New Mexico State second baseman Nick Gonzales is plenty to raise baseball spirits in these parts.
The Steelers' history over the past half-century is rich to the extreme that it's fair to ask which of two decades wrought the greatest disappointment.
The instant the ball made impact with Matt Szczur's bat and seared toward third base, with fellow Cubs at first and second, the Pirates' infield experienced individual flashes.
Maybe it's to be expected, in this terrible, tumultuous 2020, one in which it feels like we'll tear ourselves apart, that we'd eventually cut off civil conversation.