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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 27, 2019 - 2:06 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – If you set your season on what baseball experts are saying about the Pirates, settle in for a long year. Not one of the major publications or networks have the Pirates higher than fourth in the NL Central, none have them with a winning record and most have them in the...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2019 - 10:48 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jameson Taillon has now had over a month to think about Thursday’s Opening Day start against the Reds and the righty says finally it’s real. “I’ve heard it’s going to shut the city down and it’s gonna be packed,” Taillon said of what he expects in Cincinnati. “I heard...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2019 - 9:45 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Either way, Jacob Stallings knew something would have to give this Spring Training. The 29 year-old catcher was either going to be on the major league roster or potentially face life with a new team. Stallings was out of minor-league options, but will make this team...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2019 - 4:49 pm
SARASOTA, FL (93.7 the Fan) – The Pirates ended their final Grapefruit League game with a third tie of the spring to finish 14-14-3, final 1-1 with the Orioles on Sunday. The Pirates had two of their fifth starter candidates pitch and still have yet to make a decision on that spot. “There is...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SARASOTA, FL (93.7 the Fan) – While manager Clint Hurdle said on Sunday he’s still working on final roster decisions and has not made a decision on a 5th starter, there is one area he feels good about--his lineup. And while he may mix-and-match a little, we know Josh Bell will hit fourth. “...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2019 - 11:14 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – With a deadline on Saturday, the Pirates have committed to keeping lefty pitcher Francisco Liriano and outfielder Melky Cabrera on the roster. That in turn means the Pirates will have to make decisions on the 40-man roster, but not until Thursday. An easy decision...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2019 - 10:36 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – While he’s not played in the field yet in a game setting this spring, Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco says he’s very close as he returns from shoulder surgery in September. “I feel way better then when Spring Training started,” Polanco said. “I started throwing, I...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – He once had the best fastball and slider in the Twins minor-league system, now Nick Burdi is trying to find a final spot in the Pirates bullpen. The Rule 5 Draft pick-up from last year spent most of 2018 recovering from Tommy John surgery before being able to pitch in...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – A late substitution for Starling Marte in center, 21-year-old rookie ball player Jonah Davis hit a pair of home runs in a 7-5 Pirates win over the Orioles. And the 5’10”, 181 pound Davis called the shot. “After that first pitch was a ball, my initial thought was ‘let’...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 5:11 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jung-Ho Kang hit a walk-off grand slam as the Pirates won their fifth straight Grapefruit League game, beating Baltimore 7-5. It was Kang’s seventh hit and sixth homer. “It’s kinda funny how the spring has played out for him,” said manager Clint Hurdle. “He’s had...
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