2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Season Preview

2015 Pittsburgh Pirates

“So how hungry are the Pittsburgh Pirates? Hungrier than Kobayashi at Coney Island. Hungier than Adam Richman at an all-you-can-eat buffet line.

Hungry. Ravenous. Ready.” – Jayson Stark, ESPN

This blog enters its fourth season, and it’s honestly hard to believe we’re writing this sentence: The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the playoffs two years in a row. 

This time last year, there was still skepticism — 2013 very well could have just been a fluke. After all, t was the very first time we didn’t enter a season wondering if it would be the year that The Streak would end. Frankly, we didn’t know what to expect.

By October, the script was different, but the result was the same: the Pirates landed in baseball’s postseason, albeit the National League Wild Card game once again. It resulted in another early exit, but we had our answer: this team was no joke.

Since 2013, only four Major League teams — Dodgers, Cardinals, A’s, Tigers — have won more games than the Pittsburgh Pirates.

And that’s what gives this city more confidence and more hope for their baseball team. More than at any point in the previous two decades. The expectations are high, but this team is hungry. They want the division. And then some.

Here are your 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates…

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Pittsburgh Pirates Twitter Accounts to Follow 2015

Twitter has become a really unique tool, especially in the world of sports — it connects fans to their favorite players and delivers breaking news and information faster than ever before. With the new baseball season upon us, here’s a list of good follows relating to the Pirates. You can follow us at @ForbesToFederal. We’ll surely miss some worthy accounts, so feel free to make suggestions. Go Bucs.

Team

@Pirates

AJ Burnett

Andrew Lambo

Andrew McCutchen

Brandon Cumpton

Casey Sadler

Francisco Cervelli

Gregory Polanco

Jaff Decker

Jameson Taillon

Jared Hughes

Jeff Locke

John Holdzkom

Jordy Mercer

Josh Harrison

Mark Melancon

Neil Walker

Nick Kingham

Sean Rodriguez

Starling Marte

Tony Sanchez

Tyler Glasnow

Vance Worley

Media

Bill Brink (Post-Gazette)

Chris Mueller (93.7 The Fan)

Colin Dunlap (93.7 The Fan)

David Todd (970 ESPN/Bucs Dugout)

Dejan Kovacevic (DK on Pittsburgh Sports)

Greg Brown (TV/Radio)

Rob Biertempfel (Trib)

Stephen Nesbitt (Post-Gazette)

Tim Neverett (TV/Radio)

Tom Singer (Pirates.com)

Travis Sawchik (Trib)

Blogs

Bucco Nation: Jason Shetler

Bucs Dugout / Charlie Wilmoth / David Manel

Clemente’s Wall

Hidden Vigorish

North Side Notch

Pirates Prospects / Tim Williams / John Dreker

Raise the Jolly Roger

Rum Bunter

This is Getting Old: @laclips / @shamtown

Three Rivers Burgh Blog

WHYGAVS

Miscellaneous

Altoona Curve (Double-A Affiliate)

Baseball Ops: Dan Fox / Mike Fitzgerald / Stuart Wallace / Ty Brooks

Bradenton Marauders (High-A Affiliate)

Center Field Smoke (Apparel)

@cocktailsfor2 (Rum Bunter Podcast)

Ed Giles @InClementeWthr

Indianapolis Indians (AAA Affiliate)

Joe Klimchak (PNC Park In-Game Host)

ROOT Sports Pittsburgh

Scott Bonnett (Equipment Manager)