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2/27/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone to the postseason two years in a row and many are excited to see if they will be able to pull it off again. The 2015 season is right around the corner and the team is as strong as ever. Once again, the roster has been changed up to improve the team. Gregory Polanco, in particular, looks ready to take on the world. Fans will get their first taste on March 2nd when the Pirates begin their preseason with a intrasquad game. You can catch that game, or any of the other 15 home games during spring training, for less than $20. If the Pirates really do have what it takes to go all the way this season, these early games should be very exciting.
2/6/15 - With less than a month remaining before Spring Training begins, the Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing their team to start the season strong by changing their roster to create the strongest team possible. They have thirteen newcomers, with six of them pitchers. The latest addition is Arquimedes Caminero from a cash trade with the Marlins. He is a right-handed reliever with a fastball that can reach up to 100 mph. Although he ahs an impressive resume, he faces stiff competition in the bullpen, including from three other newcomers for the bullpen: Rob Scahill, Radhames Liz, and Blake Wood. The Pirates will have a chance to test the strength and skills of their new bullpen in their first game of Spring Training on March 4 against the Toronto Blue Jays at McKechnie Field. Tickets start at $14.
9/25/14 - Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their first trip back to the postseason since 1992 – but they didn’t have to wait another 20 years for their next trip, as they were the first National League team to lock up a wild-card berth this year, and Bucs fans are hoping that Andrew McCutcheon and the boys can build on last season, when they knocked off division rivals Cincinnati in the first wild-card game in league history, before extending another division rival, this time St. Louis, to five games before bowing out. It’s the first back-to-back postseasons for the Pirates since the team made three visits to the League Championship Series (in those days, between just two divisions) in 1990 through 1992.
9/15/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have maintained their claim for the NL's No. 2 Wild Card slot—with a 1.5 game lead over Milwaukee. This final stretch of the season features the most crucial games of the year, as MLB fans know the Brewers are tough competitors who, for a majority of the season, were leading the major league in wins. The Pirates will play their final homestand of the year, in must-see bouts against the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets against Boston run as low as $3 on 9/16, but seats to see their do-or-die series against their NL Central foes run higher. Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates tickets start at $13 on 9/19, $14 on 9/20 and $19 on 9/21. The situation is dire, as only one will punch their ticket to the MLB Playoffs—which team will emerge victorious? Lock down your Pirates tickets to find out in person!
9/9/14 - There’s nothing like a good sweep when you need one! The Pittsburgh Pirates have stayed relevant in the playoff race, currently holding onto the second wild card slot in the National League. After their sweep of the Chicago Cubs, the Pirates are on a four-game hot-streak and intend to keep the winning momentum going as they round off a crucial series with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Bucs have not won more than five games in a row this season, see if they can do it this week with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets at Philly! Get-in for $5 on 9/9, $8 on 9/10 and $7 on 9/11.
9/4/14 - The clock is ticking on the 2014 MLB season, and the window of opportunity is narrowing for the Pittsburgh Pirates to secure a spot in the postseason. The Buccs currently sit two games back from the Milwaukee Brewers, who hold the second wild card spot in the National League. Before they can get there, however, Pittsburgh will have to jump the Atlanta Braves, who trail Milwaukee by a mere half game. Score Pittsburgh Pirates tickets and see if they can fill this tall order during baseball’s crunch-time! The club will meet the Cubs in Chicago this weekend, and tickets run as low as $8 on Sunday (9/7).
8/28/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have fallen 1.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants, and are now tied with Atlanta for the second NL wild card slot. Things are looking up for Buccs fans, upon the successful return of Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen from injury. The reigning NL MVP capped off his first week back in the lineup with a 9th inning home run against Milwaukee, though he exited early yesterday to relieve discomfort in his ribs. Score Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for their important upcoming series against Cleveland, followed by a three-game set at St. Louis. Get-in for as little as $4 for Left Field Box seats at PNC Park this Friday (8/9) and see the Buccs in their first game versus the Indians.
8/20/14 – The St. Louis Cardinals may not win their division, but a trip to the postseason via wild card slot certainly looks promising. With series opposite the Reds and Cubs this week, the club is likely to add some more postseason padding in the win column. The Cards have won 10 of their last eleven series against the Reds, and fans can add another one to the list when St. Louis finishes them off today. Score a great last minute deal and get St. Louis Cardinals tickets to tonight’s game for a bargain $2 price.
8/20/14 – First things first: the Pittsburgh Pirates are getting Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole back from the disabled list this week. Both players could not be returning at a better time, as the Pirates have dropped a whopping seven straight games, most recently an 11-3 blowout at the hands of the Braves. See the club snap their losing streak and get back on track with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! Get-in for as little as $17 when the Pirates face the Brewers in Milwaukee this Friday (8/22).
8/11/15 – Despite missing the core trio of Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez, the Pittsburgh Pirates have maintained their wild card spot in the postseason race. At just a half game back from the St. Louis Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, the Bucs will dial up the aggression for their upcoming interleague matchup. The Pirates will play the Detroit Tigers, who have lost 8 of their last 11 road games, in a split series starting today. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheaper for the first two games at PNC Park, at $5 to get-in on 8/11 and $13 to get-in on 8/12. Compare this to Pirates vs Tigers tickets in Detroit, which start at $17 on 8/13 and $27 on 8/14.
8/4/14 – Those bookended by losses, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a fruitful road trip that has kept them in contention in the tight NL Central. The Pirates are just 1.5 games behind Milwaukee for top spot in the division, and just half a game back from the second-place Cardinals. The Pirates have a chance to advance in division standings with this week’s series against the Marlins and Padres. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for these upcoming series are offered as low as $4 (get-in 8/5-8/7) versus Miami, and $7 (get-in 8/8, 8/10) against San Diego.
7/28/14 – After routing the Rockies with a sweep last weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates faced a roadblock when they met again this past weekend. Despite losing the three game set, fans in attendance on Friday were treated to the best rundown of the season, when Josh Harrison escaped to third base after a number of high-light reel moves, followed by a solo homer in the eighth. The Buccos are close to securing a postseason spot, just 3 games back from the top spot in the NL Central, and will try their hand at the hurting San Francisco Giants (four straight losses) starting tonight. Madison Bumgarner will take on Vance Worley tonight, tomorrow Tim Hudson with faceoff against Francisco Liriano and Wednesday, Tim Lincecum with square off opposite Charlie Morton. The cheapest Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for this series falls on Tuesday, for a $12 get-in price at AT&T Park.
7/21/14 – The Pittsburgh Pirates made a huge statement to jump-start the second half of the season. In their first series returned from the All-Star game, the Buccos swept the Colorado Rockies in three games, and have now set their eyes on another NL West team: the Los Angeles Dodgers. LA might have a strong pitching staff, but they’ll face a roadblock with the Pirates, who are currently ranked in the top 5 National League in almost all offensive statistics (hits, home runs, RBIs, batting average, on base and slugging percentage and OPS). Despite being the team to watch in the NL Central, cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are easy to find this week: pay $5 to get-in at PNC park on 7/21, $3 to get-in on 7/22 and $4 to get-in on 7/23.
7/14/14 – For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the MLB All-Star Break has come at a pretty appropriate time. The squad is coming off of a tough ten game road trip that saw the team make impressive moves (like Andrew McCutchen’s two late-game homers to rally over the Reds on Saturday) but ultimately come up short in both of their series at St. Louis and Cincinnati. Pittsburgh nixed their opportunity to improve on their former second place position in the NL Central, and are now fourth in the division following their poor road campaign. See Pittsburgh bounce back with their series against the struggling Colorado Rockies this weekend. Get a great start to the second half of the season, with cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets—just $5 to get-in on Friday (7/18) and $6 to get-in on Sunday (7/20).
7/7/14 – Pittsburgh Pirates nation has much to celebrate after last week. Not only did their squad achieve six wins in the last seven games, but the team is now second place in the NL Central. The Bucs even capped off their stellar week with a great All Star Game unveiling! Three players will be sent to Minneapolis for the big day, including Josh Harrison, Tony Watson and starter Andrew McCutchen, the reigning NL MVP and leader of all league outfielders with 4.5 million votes. Score All Star Game tickets for as low as $217 on 7/15, or get a great deal on Pittsburgh Pirates tickets before the break! Spend just $2-5 to get into their four game series at the St. Louis Cardinals 7/7-7/10, or pay a mere $2 to watch them take on the Cincinnati Reds on 7/13.
6/30/14 – The Pittsburgh Pirates have rallied from their slow start and climbed over .500 for the first time since mid-April. They're even riding on the best record in the NL since the start of May. Andrew McCutchen is on fire, pitcher Gerrit Cole is returned from shoulder fatigue and with Neil Walker back from surgery, the Pirates have a real shot as playoff contenders. Pittsburgh heads into this week with the opportunity to maximize success with series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, starting Tuesday, and the Philadelphia Phillies, starting Friday. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets start at a cheap $4-5 for each game against Arizona (7/1-7/3), but things pick up for July 4. Phillies tickets on Fourth of July weekend start at $23 on 74, $17 on 7/5 and $12 on 7/6.
6/23/14 – Phew! It looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates are back to their winning ways. Rebounding from a dismal start, the Bucs have gone 19-12 since May 20. There’s still substantial ground to cover, with 37-38 overall and one game under .500, before they can seriously contend for another postseason run. Outfielder Starling Marte has missed a few days, returning to his native Dominican Republic to attend a personal matter over the weekend, but should be back in the lineup tonight or tomorrow. The Pirates will meet up with fellow playoff team from last year: the Tampa Bay Rays, who have similarly staggered in their follow-up season. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for this interleague match-up start at $22 for tonight’s 7:10pm game at Tropicana Field. Pirates tickets are much cheaper later in the week when Pittsburgh hosts the Mets at PNC Park: get-in for $7 on Thursday (6/27) and Sunday (6/29).
6/23/14 – Phew, it looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates are back to their winning ways! Rebounding from a dismal start, the Bucs have gone 19-12 since May 20. There’s still some substantial ground to cover, with 37-38 overall and one game under .500, before they can seriously contend for another postseason run. Outfielder Starling Marte has miss a few days, returning to his native Dominican Republic to attend a personal matter, but should be back in the lineup tonight or tomorrow. The Pirates will meet up with fellow playoff team from last year: the Tampa Bay Rays, who have similarly staggered in their follow-up season. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for this interleague match-up start at $22 for tonight’s 7:10pm game.
6/9/14- We're almost halfway through the season, meaning the Pittsburgh Pirates must step up their game if they hope to revive last year’s impressive postseason run. The Bucs attempted to do so last week, taking two games over San Diego, but followed with two losses to the Brewers. The Pirates will host the Chicago Cubs for four games at PNC Park before heading south to face the Miami Marlins over Father’s Day weekend. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are available from 6/10-6/11; pay $3 to get-in.
6/2/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates may be struggling in rankings now, but their future certainly looks bright. Putting in work off the baseball diamond, the front office recently traded reliever Bryan Morris to the Marlins for the 39th overall selection in the upcoming MLB Draft. Back on the field, the Pittsburgh Pirates will face the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers this week. The Bucs are looking to close the widening gap in the NL Central, but they'll have to get though the Padres first. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheapest on Wednesday opposite San Diego; get in for $9, and Friday opposite Milwaukee; get in for as low as $4.
5/27/14- The Pittsburgh Pirates have cleaned up their game considerably, winning 6 of their last eight opposite worthy opponents: the Orioles, Yankees and Nationals. The Pittsburgh squad has improved to a 23-27 record for 3rd in the NL Central, moving closer to the level of play they exhibited last year. See if they can keep it up on an important ten-game road trip with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! The Bucs kick things off in New York and Los Angeles this week: get-in for as low as $10 against the Mets tonight, and $3-$5 to start across their series with the Dodgers (5/29-6/1).
5/19/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates faced some tough teams last week, resurfacing with just two wins in seven games. The Pirates took one game apiece from the Brewers and Yankees, but ultimately lost both of their series. Things won’t get any easier for injury-laden Pittsburgh, but fans will get to watch some elite baseball, when the Pirates square off against the Orioles and Nationals this week. Find cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets at PNC Park: pay just $5 to get-in when Baltimore (5/20) and Washington (5/23, 5/25) pay a visit.
5/12/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are on the incline after last week's stellar play! The Bucs took down the steaming San Francisco Giants and the stout St. Louis Cardinals in both of their series at home. See if the team can extend their winning momentum on the road with their next two contests against the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees. The cheapest Pittsburgh Pirates tickets of the week fall on Wednesday against the Brewers: get-in for $5 for Terrace Reserve. The most affordable Pirates tickets against the Yankees fall on Friday for $15 in Grandstand level.
5/5/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates did what they could to turn around an early season slump last week, bouncing back from a series loss to the Orioles to defeat the Blue Jays in two games. Pittsburgh is currently fourth in the NL Central with a 12-19 record, and they're pitted against fierce competitors in the next three series: San Francisco, St. Louis, Milwaukee. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheapest when they take on the red hot Giants, just $1-$3 to get into PNC Park (5/5-5/7).
4/28/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates need to dial up the volume if they want to finish the first month of baseball on a high note. The Bucs have dropped 14 of their last 19 contests, and have a steep hill to climb if they intend on stealing the division crown from Milwaukee in the early part of the season. The Pirates have lost three consecutive series, and placed Russell Martin and Jason Grilli on the DL in the process. They can turn things around with a two-game visit to Baltimore and a home-stay stretch at PNC Park, squaring off against the Blue Jays on Friday. Score cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for both series this week: pay just $7 to get-in on Tuesday (vs. Baltimore, 4/29) and Sunday (vs. Toronto, 5/4).
4/21/14 - The boiling frustration felt by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last few weeks erupted in Sunday's bench-clearing brawl with the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates have lost 8 in the last 10 games, including yesterday's 14-inning duel that saw outfielder Carlos Gomez ejected for instigating the 3rd inning fight. Pittsburgh will try and get the positivity going with their four-game series against the Reds at PNC Park, followed by a trip to St. Louis over the weekend. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are abundant this week: pay $3-5 to get into their series against Cincinnati (4/21- 4/24), or $10 for their Sunday matchup at Busch Stadium versus the Cardinals.
4/14/14- The Pittsburgh Pirates are the latest team to fall victim to the Brewers' hot streak. Despite Andrew McCutchen's return to the lineup on Saturday (following ankle problems a day prior), the Bucs were swept over the weekend, dropping them to 6-6 on the season. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are super easy to come by this week: get-in for $3 across their entire series in Cincinnati (4/14-4/16), or pay $4-$6 to see them at PNC Park for their series against Milwaukee (4/17-4/20).
4/7/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had quite a successful opening homestand. The squad won both series against the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals to finish the first week of baseball off with a 4-2 record and 1st place in the NL Central. In the front office, GM Neal Huntington and Manager Clint Hurdle have decided to stay with the Bus for at least three more year, but on a graver note, the Pirates have lost top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon for a year, as the right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery. Next up for the Pirates is a long road trip: starting this week with a rematch against the Cubs and a weekend showdown with Milwaukee and tickets are extremely affordable. Score cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for just $1 from 9/8-9/10 against the Cubs, and $5 on Friday against the Brewers.
4/1/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked their season off with a bang! The Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, at PNC Park on Opening Day. Though the game was quiet until the 10th inning, Neil Walker gave Pirates fans a doozy when he hit a walk-off home run off of Cubs reliever Carlos Vilanueva. Additionally, the Pirates came to a stellar agreement with Starling Marte, locking up their key left fielder with a six year $31 million contract. What a great way to start the year! Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheap this week: get-in for just $4 on Wednesday and $3 on Thursday.
3/24/14- Pittsburgh has just two games left at McKechnie Field for Spring Training, so score some cheap Pirates tickets before they go! Both games this week, Tuesday against the Blue Jays and this Thursday against the Yankees, start at only $14. See them take on the Chicago Cubs in their first regular season game of the year for just $32 on Opening Day (March 31). Pirates fans will be happy to note that although Starling Marte and the franchise were in talks for a multi-year deal, none of which pulled through in the offseason, both sides are still looking to continue negotiations for a long-term contract. This kind of optimism only bolsters Pittsburgh as they gear up to start the season, join them on the ride with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets!
3/18/14 - Other teams better watch out, because the Pirates show they aren't playing any games this year—especially against the rival Phillies. A fastball from Philadelphia's Jonathan Paperbon nearly pummeled Andrew McCutchen on Sunday, and Pittsburgh responded by thumping a Philly hitter in the back minutes later. The Pirates will set their ship sailing on Opening Day against the Chicago Cubs; tickets for their first regular game of the season average at $136. With numerous Spring Training games left, you still have time to score cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! This Thursday see them take on the Orioles for $21, and pay just $13 to watch them take on the Phillies again this Saturday.
3/10/14 - These next few weeks are going to be pivotal for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not only are there just three weeks left before Opening Day, but Pittsburgh's fifth spot in the starting rotation is totally up in the air. Edinson Volquez and Jeff Locke were left in contention after AJ Burnett's departure, but they are both struggling this spring, which means younger contenders like Stolmy Pimentel or Casey Sadler are now in the mix. See who will gain the coveted spot with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets today! Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are just $17 to start when they face off against Philadelphia this Friday, and $22 to get-in for the Saturday game against Tampa Bay.
3/3/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had a stellar start to Spring Training, going 2-0 over their opening games against the New York Yankees last week. Hopes of going undefeated this spring were dashed with their loss to the Blue Jays on Friday (2-4), followed by a tie with the Rays on Saturday. Sunday saw a big victory and some of the weekend's best action, as the Pirates achieved revenge over former pitcher AJ Burnett and rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies (4-1). The Pirates were just named in the Top 5 of MLB teams with the best talent under 25 years old by Baseball Prospectus—come see what their top prospects can do with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets this week! The Buccos play a Thursday rematch against Toronto (get-in for $8) and a Friday game against Minnesota (get-in for $11).
2/25/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates boast 2013's National League MVP, Andrew McCutchen, who stole his 100th base and hit his 100th career home run last season. McCutchen knew that after proposing to his future wife on "Ellen" in December, "people would totally forget about the MVP award" so that he could do it all over again this season. See how this young All Star leads the Buccos during camp with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! Pirates tickets are averaging $37 across spring training.
2/11/14 - With the maturation of lightning youngster Starling Marte this year, the Pittsburgh Pirates will see their rebuilding project pay off in full effect. We saw strokes of it last year, with the squad (including NL MVL Andrew McCutchen) that took the Pirates into the postseason for the first time in over a decade. All the Pirates are waiting on now is A.J. Burnett, who initially said he would only play for Pittsburgh, but is now testing free agent waters. With pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training tomorrow, he'll presumably be making his decision on Pittsburgh in hours. See who's on the mound during the Pirates' first spring game (2/26), against the New York Yankees for $25.
1/30/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the youngest, most talented squads in the league, making them tremendously exciting to watch from the stands. Last year, the Pirates made the MLB playoffs for the first time in over a decade, and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon! Boasting Clint Hurdle, recipient of 2013’s NL manager of the year, these swashbucklers are just getting started. Score some Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for $45 on average and watch this team down south for Spring Training!
The Pittsburgh Pirate are coming off a highly successful season: making their first playoff appearance since ’92 (losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS) and ultimately finishing with 94 wins, giving them the third-most victories in the NL. Going with the philosophy “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the Pirates are returning almost all of their player from last year’s squad. Last season’s MVP Andrew McCutchen, slugger Pedro Alvarez, athletic infielder Neil Walker, and base-stealer Starling Mart will all be geared up at Spring Training in a month.
The Pirates are still grappling with the question of whether All-Star pitcher A.J. Burnett will be returning or retiring this year. Even if he does retire, an impressive bullpen remains: Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole are at the helm, and Jason Grilli is the reliable closer--all key players that granted Pittsburgh the third-best ERA in the MLB last year. The Pirates vaunt an extremely young team, with no players in the batting order over 30 years old. Get your Pittsburgh Pirates tickets today and watch these young bucks rile up the opposition!
10/2/13 - The Pirates defeated the Reds in the NL Wild Card game and advanced to the NLDS where they’ll matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals. At an average price of $424, Pittsburgh Pirates NLDS tickets are 5-times the cost of St. Louis Cardinals NLDS tickets. Demand is high after Pittsburgh won its first postseason game at home in 21 years. If the Pirates get a chance to compete for the Commissioner’s Trophy, expect World Series ticket prices to be pricey in Pittsburgh. Currently, Pirates World Series tickets are no cheaper than $575.
9/24/13 - The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched an MLB playoff berth for the first time in 21 years. The squad is one of three NL Central teams fighting for the Division title with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates will play in at least the Wild Card game thanks to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs last night and a St. Louis win over the Washington Nationals. Pirates Wild Card playoff tickets (if necessary) at PNC Park start at $74.
7/26/13 - Is this the year the Bucs finally finish with a winning record, their first since 1992? Or will the post-All Star collapse strike again, as it has the previous two seasons? Pirates fans are once again cautiously optimistic that their team will finally have a winning breakthrough in 2013. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen and third baseman Pedro Alvarez are providing offensive punch, while pitching reclamation projects A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano give Pirate fans reason to believe that This Is The Year.
4/4/13 – After opening the season at home against the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be on the road for the next two series before coming home for three straight against the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Atlanta Braves (in that order). It was the Reds who handed the Pirates their 82nd loss last season, ensuring their losing season. The cheapest series on the Pirates schedule this year is against the St. Louis Cardinals in April with tickets starting at $2 or $3 each day and averaging just $25. All in all, the Cardinals have the sixth cheapest ticket in the League this month.
The beginning of the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season looked promising; but then again, it is not unusual for the team to have a strong start. In the past two years, the Pirates baseball team has been over .500 in the first half of the season; but, finish with a losing season. Twenty consecutive seasons to be exact.
So why are the Pittsburgh Pirates staff and players optimistic about 2013? For starters, the future seems bright for the Pirates on the mound. Youngsters Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon could be the additions that this club needs. Experts predict that following a tune-up in Triple A, we will see both these pitchers in the Big Leagues by the end of the season. Despite Closer Joel Hanrahan leaving for Boston, the Coaches and fans alike will look to Jason Grilli and newly acquired Mark Melancon to step up and contribute late. The Club is also hopeful about off-season acquisition, Silver Slug Award winner, and 3-time All-Star Russell Martin; the Pirates need others to help Andrew McCutchen on the offensive side and the team feels Martin can contribute.
The average 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates tickets cost $51 at PNC Park. The most expensive home series will be played July 2-4 against rival Philadelphia Phillies with an average ticket price of $91. Don't expect to pay less to watch the Pirates on the road; the average away game is $64, an average of $13 more per ticket.
Fans can only hope that the 2013 season brings them more than a new logo — will the five-time World Series Champions have their first winning season (since 1992) under their belt too?