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Several Pittsburgh Pirates have already filtered their way into Bradenton. That fact alone is enough to remind Pirates fans – and indeed, all baseball fans – that this weekend shall be the last one without baseball activity of some kind.

Though winter still rages about in many areas, the warmth of Florida can go a long way towards reigniting the competitive fires well before the first meaningful game is played.

Case in point is Clint Hurdle. The Pittsburgh Pirates manager appears on 93.7 The Fan’s Starkey and Mueller yesterday for a pre-Spring Training hit. Here now is the audio from that appearance:

h/t to 93.7 for making the audio available.

For the most part, Hurdle offered manager speak at its finest. However, there was one notable item mixed in. When asked about Tyler Glasnow‘s chances to join the rotation out of Spring Training, Hurdle’s speech rose a tick. It became very clear that Hurdle is in the pro-Glasnow camp.

We’ll let you listen for yourselves, but I’d wager that many Pittsburgh Pirates fans are happy to hear the skipper’s voice on the airwaves talking Pirates baseball.

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Jason Rollison

Jason Rollison has been analyzing baseball and the Pirates in one way or another for 4+ years. Jason's previous stops include, Pittsburgh Sporting News, Call To The Pen and several print publications. He also covers the State College Spikes for the Centre County Gazette (State College, PA) When it comes to analyzing baseball, he likes to take a middle-of-the-road approach, with one foot on the analytics side of the fence and the other on the old-school side. Having said that, he is a sucker for pitchf/x. Jason has appeared as a phone-in and in-studio guests in numerous outlets, including Trib Live Radio and 93.7 The Fan (CBS Sports Radio)