The 2007 Pirates have landed in Bradenton and they have brought the Pittsburgh Media in tow.
Dejan holds his first Q & A from one of his most hated towns in the US, while Masumi Kuwata brought half of the Japanese media with him to cover his daily press conferences.
The Trib discusses the reporting of pitchers and catchers, some of whom have already started throwing despite the first formal workout not being schedule until Friday.
Pirates.com says the Bucs have renewed optimism this year and Ian Snell went as far as to say the Pirates could be contenders.
"I think we've got a good chance this year, to push for the playoffs," starting pitcher Ian Snell said. "It's going to be a pretty good year. This year, we're going to win some games. I guarantee it."