#Pirates, who seek a defensive-minded SS to pair with Jordy Mercer, have kept in touch with Clint Barmes, source says.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Friday's game lacked the opportunity for the Pirates to go to town on the San Francisco Giants' middle relievers like they did Thursday. If they were to accomplish anything they'd have to do so against Madison Bumgarner. Once Bumgarner takes the mound he doesn't leave for a while. Friday's..." August 24
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It begins quietly, and on this day you probably won't be able to hear it. Once A.J. Burnett leaves the dugout, the sellout crowd at PNC Park will roar. The chords won't poke through until he reaches the mound. The familiar cadence, repeated on a loop, da-dun-dun-dun-dun,..." March 31