Screw shoveling snow, we need to get to Bradenton.

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Countdown Is On

Now that the New Year is here, there is only one thing on our mind at RumBunter.  Warm.  Florida.  Air.  Hence, the countdown to Spring Training has begun. 

The Pirates spring training home schedule for games at McKechnie Field is listed below, or click here for the full schedule.

The 2011 Pirates Spring Training Home Schedule

Take a deep breath….Mark looks at Andrew McCutchen and Super Two status:


Over at Minor League Ball a Pirates prospect discussion is going on, be sure to check that out.

The PBC Blog has a few quotes from the Pirates Director of Player Development, Kyle Stark on Jose Tabata, Charlie Morton and Corey Wimberley who hit for a .284/.373/.354 line in AAA Sacramento.

“We feel like he (Wimberley) can be a versatile player who can play all over the field, offer a speed element off the bench, and bring an energy and edge to how he competes every night,”  Kyle Stark said in an e-mail to Bill Brink at PG+.

On Morton:

“We felt like going to the Dominican was the perfect challenge for Charlie at this point, Charlie was able to go down, keep things simple, trust his abilities, and get hitters out consistently.” Kyle Stark

On Tabata:

“He wanted to play some more so we challenged him to go down there and have a productive time,” Kyle Stark

We wrapped up Tabata’s time in winter ball in the post below:

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