David Bednar makes no secret of his desire to spend the rest of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Even though the Pirates haven’t been to the World Series or won a playoff series since 1979, the relief pitcher has his reasons for wanting to stay in the organization.
First and foremost, Bednar is a Pittsburgh guy. He grew up and still lives in the North Hills. He is a graduate of Mars High School.
Bednar has also had plenty of success in his two seasons with the Pirates since being acquired from the San Diego Padres in a trade. He was the Pirates’ lone representative in last season’s All-Star Game at Dodgers in Los Angeles.