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Back from 3 games in Fla.



I don't want to rush Marte either, and one should never make judgments based on three games, etc. But he looked like their best player down there.

Other observations:

Yamaico Navarro looked very good. The Pirates generally fielded well, even though it seemed like all the infielders were playing the wrong positions, but Navarro stood out, and hit well, too.

There were about five Pirates fans at Clearwater, and it seemed like 50-50 at Bradenton in the games with the Blue Jays and Yankees. Clearwater was kind of discouraging: a standing-room-only crowd, with substantial numbers of fans standing behind the seats or out on blankets in the outfield. A much more exciting atmosphere than Bradenton.

Kent Tekulve has really filled out.

And, on that subject, Jose Diaz makes CC Sabathia look, well, athletic.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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