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Sunday March 29 2015
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As the primary location for much of Major League Baseball’s spring training, Florida is a familiar spot for most professional baseball players. For new Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang, it’s the beginning of a transition period.

Kang is a 27-year-old rookie attempting to hone his skills and prove he is ready for at-bats at baseball's highest level. And he’s a long way from home.

03/05/2015 - 08:33
Mark Powell
The Nationals spent the money to put together what is probably the best pitching staff in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers may only be getting better, and the Mariners have what could be the most feared lineup in the league.

1. Washington Nationals: The addition of Max Scherzer and a healthy Bryce Harper make the Nats the team to beat.

03/03/2015 - 17:23
Matthew DeTitta
The Pirates division opponents have changed quite a bit over the offseason, as the Cardinals and Cubs made major changes, while the Brewers and Reds are not the playoff contenders they once were.

St. Louis Cardinals
Key Acquisitions: RHP Matt Belisle, OF Jason Heyward, 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, RHP Carlos Villanueva, RHP Jordan Walden

03/03/2015 - 16:38
Kurt Hackimer
It’s finally baseball season and Pirates fans have plenty to be excited about. Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, the Pirates are poised to field what general manager Neal Huntington called the “deepest and most talented” team he has assembled.

“I think there’s an element that the Pirates have shown over the past few years that the sum might be a little bit greater than the parts,” former major leaguer and MLB Network analyst Billy Ripken

03/03/2015 - 15:40
Kurt Hackimer
The Nats, Cubs and White Sox went out and added aces to their rotations, the Marlins opened the bank for Giancarlo Stanton, the Red Sox bolstered their infield and the Padres created an outfield: Reviewing the offseason moves.

The Washington Nationals pulled out the check book big time, signing Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal worth up to $210 million.

02/21/2015 - 01:30
Matthew DeTitta
With the offseason coming to a close and the Pirates’ spending seemingly ceased, there are two facts that can be gleaned:

1.) The 2015 Pirates roster will be the highest paid in team history.

2.) Their payroll still will not be anywhere close to league average.

02/12/2015 - 22:00
Kurt Hackimer
As the Pirates prepare to head south for spring training, the majority of the roster -- and the everyday lineup -- is set. There are still a few battles to keep an eye on as March approaches, however.

Jeff Locke vs. Vance Worley

02/03/2015 - 23:18
Emily Stock
Outfielder sent to Baltimore for 21-year-old Stephen Tarpley and player to be named later

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Travis Snider.

01/28/2015 - 00:06
PSR Staff
Korean infielder agrees to four-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed infielder Jung Ho Kang (pronounced “GAHNG”) to a four-year deal with a club option for the 2019 season.  The announcement was made by Pirates Executive Vice

01/16/2015 - 12:32
PSR Staff
When the Pirates re-signed A.J. Burnett this off-season, many fans and media questioned why they would bring in the 2014 league leader in losses.

With 18 losses, a 4.59 ERA and his lowest K/9 number since 2010, a quick glance at Burnett’s 2014 stats indicate that he is pitching in the twilight of his career.

01/06/2015 - 19:40
Alex Stumpf
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It’s finally baseball season and Pirates fans have plenty to be excited about. Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, the Pirates are poised to field what general manager Neal Huntington called the “deepest and most talented” team he has assembled.
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The Pirates division opponents have changed quite a bit over the offseason, as the Cardinals and Cubs made major changes, while the Brewers and Reds are not the playoff contenders they once were.
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The All-Star Game is a distant memory. The last leg of the NBA regular season is upon us. It’s time to start looking at which teams have the right stuff to hold the Larry O’Brien trophy in June.
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With the NBA playoffs on the horizon, the race to the finish line is intensifying – as is the competition for the association’s Most Valuable Player. The discussion has become a lot more exciting than in previous years as the two frontrunners are not named James or Durant.
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The Nationals spent the money to put together what is probably the best pitching staff in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers may only be getting better, and the Mariners have what could be the most feared lineup in the league.
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