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The 2013 Major League Baseball season is here, and the San Francisco Giants have begun the defense of their World Series title. The Giants will be one of the favorites again this season, but the Detroit Tigers are the team to beat.

1. Detroit Tigers – With Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and 2011 Cy Young winner Justin Verlander the defending AL champs are loaded with talent.

03/31/2013 - 19:15
Anthony Priore
Bucs open season Monday afternoon at 1:35 against the Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed infielder Brandon Inge (right scapula) on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to 3/26), along with pitchers Jeff Karstens (right shoulder inflammation), Franci

03/31/2013 - 18:40
PSR Staff
The strongest part of the 2012 Pirates was the outfield... because the Pirates best player, by far, was All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen. Much of the team's success, or lack thereof, this season will be dependent upon the rest of the outfield supporting McCutchen.

Cutch had a phenominal season for the Pirates last year, leading the team in every offensive category.

03/30/2013 - 16:48
Scott Kromko
Jared Hughes and Jeff Locke will both have the opportunity to contribute to the Pirates pitching staff in 2013. Hughes, coming off a rookie season in which he established himself as a dependable option out of the bullpen, looks to increase his role this year. Locke, a lefty who made several starts near the end of last season, hopes to make the club as the fifth starter or a long reliever.

Both pitchers talked to PSR’s Zac Weiss before spring training.

03/26/2013 - 22:18
Zac Weiss
The Pittsburgh Pirates lack depth in the middle of the infield, but the competition to provide that depth—between veterans and younger players—has been spirited this spring.

The Pirates saw a large mix of players see time in the infield in 2012.

03/22/2013 - 21:01
Scott Kromko
Despite the departure of All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to the Boston Red Sox, the Pirates bullpen is looking forward to another strong campaign in 2013.

The bullpen was responsible for a lot of wins in 2012, keeping runners off base and damages to a minimum.

03/15/2013 - 19:26
Scott Kromko
Robinson, Sands among players sent to Triple-A; Taillon, others sent to minor league camp

The Pirates have optioned the following six players to Triple-A Indianapolis:

03/13/2013 - 15:10
PSR Staff
The Pirates are back in action in less than one month when they kick off the 2013 season April 1 against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.

Each week, for the following four weeks, we’ll be taking a look at what the Bucs have to offer in starting pitching, relievers, infielders and outfielders.

03/08/2013 - 15:17
Scott Kromko
Veteran pitcher continues to rehab after arm surgery

The Pirates have agreed to terms with RHP Jose Contreras on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

02/23/2013 - 22:11
PSR Staff
On Wednesday Dec. 26, the Pirates overhauled their bullpen when they sent All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan and infielder Brock Holt to the Red Sox in exchange for four players.

The Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Mark Melancon, outfielder and first baseman Jerry Sands, right-handed pitcher Stolmy

02/22/2013 - 18:50
Shelby Cassesse
The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.
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In 2012, the leading rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers was Jonathan Dwyer. His 623 yards was the second-lowest total for the team's leading rusher in a full season since Dick Hoak's 531 yards led the way in 1969.
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Todd Haley is entering his fourth season as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. After a bumpy start to his tenure in Pittsburgh, Haley directed one of the most explosive offenses in team history in 2014.
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Time moves faster in the NFL. Players seem to age more rapidly and rosters turn over more quickly than in any other sport. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Steelers defense, where nine of 2011’s opening day starters are no longer with the team.
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Pitt football’s forgettable Paul Chryst era ended at 19-20 when the Madison native returned to Wisconsin to coach the Badgers, leaving the program in the same state of mediocrity in which he found it.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.
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