Burgh Brew Interview: Pittsburgh Pirates Hot Stove With Matthew Peaslee


Oct 1, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle (13) shakes hands with players during introductions prior to the 2014 National League Wild Card playoff baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

What better time than the coldest week of the winter to talk baseball?

City of Champions Radio is back for the new year, and the first topic is the offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates. I welcomed sports reporter Matthew Peaslee to the network for the latest Burgh Brew Interview, focusing on what the Bucs have done to improve themselves heading into 2015.

Is the starting rotation better with the re-additions of Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett? Should there be any other moves to enhance the offense? Can Francisco Cervelli provide enough value at the catcher’s spot to soften the blow of losing Russell Martin? Is Pittsburgh now a destination for free agents? Who deserves the most credit for turning the franchise around over the past few years?

Matthew and I attempt to answer these questions and more on the Burgh Brew Interview:

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