Dugout Digest – welcome to Pirates Day

There were a lot of cool things that happened during the 2013 MLB season. But perhaps the coolest was meaningful baseball happening in Pittsburgh for the first time in 20 years. The Pirates made the Postseason and took the eventual NL champion Cardinals to five games in the NLDS before bowing out. It was a great run for a team that no one expected to do much of anything last season, and expectations are high going into 2014.

Yesterday was Reds Day on TOC, and here’s your recap.
Season preview
Two biggest weaknesses
Three key questions
Four horsemen

Also yesterday, one of the final remaining free agent dominos fell as Ervin Santana signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves for $14.1 million.

Here’s your schedule ot televised games for today and their respective pitching matchups.
-Braves vs Cardinals (1:05 PM, Garcia vs Lynn)
-Orioles vs Yankees (1:05 PM, Norris vs Pineda)
-Red Sox vs Twins (1:05 PM, Peavy vs Hughes)
-Marlins vs Tigers (1:05 PM, Turner vs Smyly)
-Yankees vs Phillies (1:05 PM, Nova vs Hernandez)
-White Sox vs Angels (4:05 PM, Quintana vs Richards)
-Reds vs Dodgers (4:05 PM, Simon vs Maholm)
-Royals vs Indians (4:05 PM, Guthrie vs McAllister)
-Brewers vs Padres (4:05 PM, Estrada vs Johnson)
-Giants vs Rangers (9:05 PM, Vogelsong vs Perez)
-Rockies vs Athletics (10:05 PM, Chatwood vs Griffin)

Welcome to Pirates Day, and enjoy Spring Training, everyone.

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.