- Vinny Gala of Rant Sports thinks the time may not be quite right to consider a platoon for Pedro at the hot corner, but thinks the Bucs should consider it seriously next season.
- Saber Bucs thinks by the numbers that another Jordy Mercer-Clint Barmes platoon is in the cards.
- Matt Shetler of City of Champions thinks that when Kendrys Morales signs, it could shake free a first base candidate for the Pirates.
- Teams are lining up for a run at AJ, per NBC's Hardball Talk.
- Keith Law of ESPN released his Top Ten Pirate Prospects. It's behind a subscriber wall, but Tim Williams has the recap at Pirates Prospects
- Clint Hurdle's Merritt Island high school field has been renamed for him.
- Ex Bucs: James McDonald signed on with the Cubs on a minor league deal with an invite to camp.
- Lance Berkman, who the Bucs were showing at least due diligence on early in the Hot Stove season, has retired.