By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Sunday column surveys several sides of a new generation for baseball in Pittsburgh, on and off the PNC Park diamond.
The column is but one small slice of the Trib’s 12-page 2014 Baseball Preview section that hits newsstands this morning. Really hope you have a chance to check this out in print. We’re pretty happy with it as a whole.
Bryan Morris isn’t the only one bringing more heat than ever. It’s become a baseball-wide phenomenon, per this analysis by Travis Sawchik in Philadelphia.
Gerrit Cole’s secondary pitch might be a primary weapon for the Pirates this summer, by Rob Biertempfel.
The roster is finished, and it doesn’t include Vin Mazzaro, by Sawchik.
Season-ticket sales rise 40 percent, by Sawchik.
Opening-day plans include Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland, by Sawchik.
An exhaustive review of all 2014 predictions related to the Pirates, by Sawchik.
Here’s Cubs news from the Chicago Tribune.
Here are official game highlights on MLB.com.
>> I’ll be part of the panel on WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word tonight, with a special live edition at 11:35 because of the Penguins-Blackhawks game preceding it. I’ll be joined by Biertempfel, 105.9 the X host Mark Madden and WPXI’s Bill Phillips.
>> Thank you, as always, for reading.