“It’s the fans that need spring training. You gotta get ‘em interested. Wake ‘em up and let ‘em know that their season is coming… the good times are gonna roll.” — Harry Caray
Today is the official report date for Pirates’ pitchers & catchers, and the rest of the squad will roll into Bradenton by Monday. Spring Training 2015 is here; baseball is slowly but surely on its way back.
Neal Huntington and his staff had a tidy offseason — nothing flashy, but checking off every item on the team’s list of needs. As it stands, this team doesn’t have many question marks heading into the season, barring any injuries in the coming weeks. If you’re looking for positional battles, Pirates’ camp isn’t the place to be.
That being said, there are still some things to keep an eye on in Bradenton. Here, in no particular order, are our spring storylines for the Bucs…