<b>PITTSBURGH - </b> As the end of the minor league season approaches and the Sept. 1 start date for major league teams to expand their rosters, Pittsburgh Pirates general manger Dave Littlefield has several decisions he has to make on what players deserve a glimpse at life with the Bucs.
August 16, 2004
Something took place at Dodgertown this spring that I had never seen before, except for the annual influx of pitchers trying to make the team. What do the following eleven players all have in common? Robin Ventura, Luis Garcia, Olmedo Saenz, Jose Hernandez, Jason Grabowski, Jolbert Cabrera, Jeremy Giambi, Paul LoDuca, Nick Alvarez. James Loney and Shawn Green?
April 8, 2004
Prior to the start of spring training Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Dave Littlefield said "We're a painting that isn't finished." <br><br> Littlefield added two more brush strokes with the addition of first baseman Randall Simon and outfielder Raul Mondesi, but it still looks like a very ugly picture for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
February 25, 2004