- Rained out yesterday? No prob - play two today! The Bucs will entertain the Twins, with a 10 AM "B" game at Pirate City and a 1:05 "A" game at McKechnie Field.
- A Game lineup: Starling Marte LF, Russ Martin C, Cutch CF, Pedro 3B, Neil Walker 2B, Travis Snider DH, Jordy Mercer SS, Andrew Lambo 1B and Jaff Decker RF. The pitchers: Wandy Rodriguez, Jason Grilli, Jeanmar Gomez, Jameson Taillon and Jared Hughes.
- B Game lineup: Jose Tabata LF, Michael Martinez CF, Greory Polanco RF, Brent Morel 1B, Nevin Ashley C, Mat Hague 3B, Gaby Snachez DH, Chase d'Arnaud 2B and Alen Hanson SS. The pitchers - Gerrit Cole, Justin Wilson, Bryan Morris, Stolmy Pimentel, Andy Oliver and Casey Sadler. Kevin Correia will start for the Twins.
- Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune Review notes that "I’ve heard Russell Martin‘s camp would be open to discussing a contract extension.... So far, the Pirates have not approached him about a new deal."
- In a pro forma move, the Pirates signed all 25 of their pre-arb players on the 40-man roster: Ps Gerrit Cole, Brandon Cumpton, Jeanmar Gomez, Jared Hughes, Phil Irwin, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, Andy Oliver, Stolmy Pimentel, Joely Rodriguez, Casey Sadler, Tony Watson, Duke Welker and Justin Wilson; C Tony Sanchez; IFs Chase d'Arnaud (not on 40-man), Alen Hanson, Josh Harrison, Andrew Lambo, Chris McGuiness, Jordy Mercer and Brent Morel and OFs Jaff Decker, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.
- Jim Callis of MLB.com likes the talent he sees at Class A West Virginia this season.
- Matthew Kory of Sports on Earth picks the best years to root for your team over the decades. For the Bucs, he couldn't decide between 1909 and 1960.
- Dr. Frank Jobe, pioneer of TL surgery, passed away yesterday.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Let's Play Two...
Let's Play Two...