The Pittsburgh Baseball Club's 130th opener saw a 4-1 flattening of the nemesis Cardinals on a cold but sweet Sunday afternoon.
I've covered more than a decade's worth of spring trainings, and it's immediately discernible that this is different.
The standard baseball swing, regardless of the competition level, is loaded with intricacies. It's a million moving parts.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baseball evaluators love it when one of their fringe pitchers struggles in the spring. Not excessively, of course. Just enough to sweat a bit. So when Juan Nicasio,...
Andrew McCutchen might bat second. Or cleanup. Or he might simply be slotted back at third, where he's hit for years.
"Just think about this," Jordy Mercer was musing my way Thursday morning inside the Pirates' McKechnie Field clubhouse.
The bat whipped around violently over Pedro Alvarez's shoulder, narrowly missing the home plate ump and digging a divot.
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The Pirates have saved roughly $17 million via A.J. Burnett’s retirement and Pedro Alvarez’s release, and they’ve theoretically still got the $12 million salary they’d have been delighted to commit...
Pedro Alvarez will be unhappy about this. For all his many flaws, both real and contrived, Alvarez genuinely preferred playing in Pittsburgh.
In the four-plus decades of Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award, only one player from Clemente’s franchise had won it: Willie Stargell in 1974. Well, move over, Pops, and make...
Narratives abound about why the Pirates have been successful the past three years, some of them silly (defensive shifts and pitch-framing!) and some of them flat-out wrong (their oft-cited drafting...
"We know what we are." Gerrit Cole spoke those five words to me in a silent, sullen clubhouse at PNC Park late on this Wednesday night.
He seemed human. He arrived at PNC Park on Tuesday afternoon by riding the Cubs' team bus rather than walking across the Allegheny.
The Pirates can beat the Cardinals in the National League Division Series. I didn’t believe that in 2013, but I do now.
"I can take getting beat," Andrew McCutchen was saying at his stall late Monday night, his eyes drifting skyward as if still searching for answers.
It was simultaneously as wonderful and weird a scene as I could recall at PNC Park.