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Sunday column: Pirates’ best left behind?

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

The Sunday column looks at three Pirates who didn’t get picked for the All-Star Game but just might — that’s might — be their best position player, best starting pitcher and best reliever.

My thanks to all three for their help with the piece, especially Francisco Liriano for filming this video right after a very loud bullpen session yesterday …

Here’s our full Pirates coverage.

I’m off to New York early this morning, arriving in time to cover the All-Star Futures Game and the Pirates’ participating prospects, Gregory Polanco and Dilson Herrera.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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