How does ROOT’s spring coverage compare to other MLB local networks?

Other than select players battling for roster spots, there isn’t much at stake during spring training. Still, it’s a fun time for diehard baseball fans…

In 31 Days…

In 31 Days…

Jose Tabata (31) days until Opening Day. A solid rookie year, injury-plagued 2011, a contract extension, and a disappointing 2012 for Tabata has left fans scratching…

Hurdle slots Russell Martin in the two-spot of Pirates’ lineup

Hurdle slots Russell Martin in the two-spot of Pirates’ lineup

We’ll start off with a tidbit of an article from December’s Winter Meetings: Today, Russell Martin will suit up for the Bucs in their Grapefruit…

Bucs open up Spring Training with a win

The Bucs squared off against the Rays in Port Charlotte to kick off their Grapefruit League schedule.  The Rays, playing with a split squad, started…

Pirates’ Spring Training Schedule

With spring training officially underway, it’s time to look forward to the Bucs’ first exhibition game. The opening matchup of the spring comes on Saturday,…

All Arbitration Eligibles Officially Signed

All Arbitration Eligibles Officially Signed

The salary arbitration hearings for Major League Baseball last from February 4th to February 20th, but the Pirates will not have to worry about that this year. The club entered…

Landing Spots for Former Pirates

Landing Spots for Former Pirates

With spring training set to begin in just a few short weeks, a great number of professional ballplayers have found new homes for 2013. Starting with…

Pirates sign Mike Zagurski

The Pirates announced this morning that they have signed minor league free agent Mike Zagurski. The deal includes an invite to spring training. Zagurski, a…

Frustrating Game 3/26/12 Pirates vs. Orioles

Monday night’s game at McKechnie against the Orioles was the last game to be televised on ROOT until Opening Day, and it wasn’t an impressive…

Spring Training Update: Week 3

Sunday, March 4 – Saturday, March 10 Sunday 3-4 – The Pirates fell to the Blue Jays, 8-5, on Sunday afternoon. Erik Bedard took the mound at McKechnie…

First Impressions of Spring Training Game #1

The Pirates opened up the 2012 Spring Training season today with a game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin against  the Blue Jays.  Unfortunately,…

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