It's Grapefruit ball. It means next to nothing, but especially in the realm of results. Pitchers are trying stuff, hitters are behind or ahead, blah, blah, blah.
My first day at spring training, for years now, has come with a focus on what's new, what's changed, what might I have missed while covering other teams.
If Chad Kuhl can lay claim to that "inside track" he has on the fourth spot in the Pirates' rotation, it'll happen, because of work like Monday's.
Bob Nutting spoke the following when asked by reporters Monday morning in Bradenton, Fla. what the Pirates might have culled from their 2016 season.
His eyes pierce batters from between a low-stationed cap and a scowl. He breathes in and out, filling and emptying his cheeks rapidly before each pitch.
Photographer Matt Sunday shows some of the views of a nearly vacant Pirate City.
It's the 25 greatest athletes to represent Pittsburgh in any sport, all-time, one long list.
There's getting damned by faint praise, and then there's being lavished left and right for simply doing your job.
There are official team payroll figures in Major League Baseball, meaning the amount that actually gets paid out, and there are figures that get projected on opening day.
More and more, in our ever-shrinking cyber-world, voices throughout the baseball community cry out about what constitutes a good Hall of Fame ballot and a bad one.
Trading Andrew McCutchen is very much a concept the Pirates should consider. But this current front office can't be trusted to do it for the right reason and, thus, with...
Photographer Matt Sunday discusses his first season covering the Pirates, and how the access helped him grow into his role with DKPittsburghSports.com.
Mike Sullivan had seen and heard enough. So he let out a roar. Which is precisely what the alpha-male in the pack tends to do.
"Beautiful day," this guy said, turning to his buddy on what legitimately was a beautiful day in our little corner of the world. "Wouldn't it have been nice for a...
Since being traded to the Blue Jays -- sorry, dumped to the Blue Jays -- Francisco Liriano has made 10 appearances, including eight starts, and he's posted a 2.92 ERA.