An influx of young arms provides optimism for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. Does Joe Peta think the team has done enough to get back into the postseason conversation?
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Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will not travel with the team when it heads north on Thursday for two exhibition games in Montreal.
The Pirates will still wear camouflage jerseys for Thursday home games, but they've ditched the matching camouflage cap and will instead wear a new mustard-toned lid.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Drew Hutchinson has been demoted by the Pirates, so it's Tyler Glasnow versus Trevor Williams for their fifth-starter job. Obviously we know fantasy owners' preference! Just mind the WHIP/BB% with Glasnow, as that's where his downside resides.
Pirates fans can only hope that Andrew McCutchen's decreased production in 2016 was a blip and not the new normal,
It's difficult to predict what to expect from the Bucs' inexperienced rotation.
Pittsburgh will be dangerous if Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon put in full seasons, but the two might not be ready for dual stardom.
Osuna has blasted the ball all over the Grapefruit League, but he's still a fourth outfielder at best at the end of the day.
Eric Karabell wraps up a busy spring training weekend, with thoughts on the Pirates' infield, clarity on the J.D. Martinez situation and much more.
Jung Ho Kang may not be part of the Pirates' Opening Day roster, as visa issues related to a DUI arrest in December have kept the infielder in South Korea.
The Pirates are equally apt to fill a roster hole internally or to make a trade. If GM Neal Huntington does need to make an impact splash, the outfield is the first place to look.
Toronto pitcher could have played for Puerto Rico team that also made the finals
The former Pirates, Marlins and Tigers manager is a borderline Hall of Famer, and this year's World Baseball Classic might push him over the top.
Thanks to Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage, Nova had a more polished delivery after being traded from the Yankees last season. If Nova continues to pound the zone like he did last year, expect the improvements to stick.
Buster Olney talks to uniform/logo expert about No. 28 on his #BBTN30Logos countdown. Plus, the latest installment of Radom's uniform and logo trivia contest.
Jessica Mendoza sits down with Pirates P Gerrit Cole for a rapid-fire interview about his expectations for the season, the challenges of 2016 and much more.
Before a conversation with Orioles OF Pedro Alvarez and Jessica Mendoza's rapid-fire discussion with Pirates P Gerrit Cole, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick discuss the WBC's popularity, Boston's issues with pitching depth and more. Plus, Todd Radom unveils No. 28 in his #BBTN30Logos countdown.
Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer
Team USA lineup vs. Puerto Rico tonight.
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Based on recency, you might want Starling Marte or even Jung Ho Kang. Still, you know Clint Hurdle would go with Andrew McCutchen when it matters most.
Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello will be the Red Sox's Opening Day starter against the Pirates.
Buster Olney talks to Pirates GM Neal Huntington about Gerrit Cole's health and confidence, Jung Ho Kang's status, the conversations he's had with Andrew McCutchen and more.
Buster Olney chats with Pirates GM Neal Huntington about his conversations with Andrew McCutchen and more. Before that, Buster and Jerry Crasnick discuss the WBC and some injury concerns it has created. Plus, Todd Radom unveils his 29th rated logo in the #BBTN30Logos countdown.
While he is delayed in South Korea by visa issues related to a recent DUI arrest, Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was placed on the restricted list by the Pirates.