Clint Hurdle got choked up during a Winter Caravan stop today in Squirrel Hill.
The Pirates took a shortstop from Detroit in the Rule 5 draft.
The Pirates have given up on Ross Ohlendorf.
The Pirates swapped two minor leaguers for third baseman Yamaico Navarro.
Nate McLouth said re-upping with the Pirates was “the easiest decision of my life.”
A quick look at what the Pirates have done so far to reshape their roster.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said star outfielder Andrew McCutchen can be better than he was last season, when McCutchen earned an All-Star bid.
The Pirates are closer to finalizing a deal with outfielder Nate McLouth and also made some progress in talks with infielders Mark DeRosa and Wilson Betemit.
Looking to add a southpaw to their rotation, the Pirates will try to lure free agent Jeff Francis.
Will the Pirates’ offense be better in 2012. The GM seems to think so, but …