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Rum Bunter 14 hours ago
The Pittsburgh Pirates Have Traded Starling Marte to the Arizona Dbacks

The Pittsburgh Pirates Have Traded Starling Marte to the Arizona Dbacks

After months of speculation, the Pittsburgh Pirates have finally traded their longest tenured player.  Starling Marte has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ben Cherington has completed his first major transaction as the general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has shipped Starling Marte to Arizona in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brennan Malone, infielder Liover […] The Pittsburgh Pirates Have Traded Starling Marte to the Arizona Dbacks - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here 9 hours ago

Phillies winners & losers as D-Backs acquire Starling Marte

While the Phillies didn’t land Starling Marte, they aren’t the biggest losers If I had a dollar for every time I wrote about how much Starling Marte would help the Phillies, I might be buying season tickets. Unfortunately, the Phillies were not able to land...
Rum Bunter 12 hours ago
Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at New Prospect Brennan Malone

Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at New Prospect Brennan Malone

The Pittsburgh Pirates recently completed a multiplayer trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three player trade.  One of those players coming to the Bucs is a pitcher. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted right-handed prep pitcher Quinn Priester with the 18th overall pick.  He ended up being the top high school pitcher taken in […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at New Prospect Brennan Malone - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rum Bunter 23 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Breakout Candidate: Reliever Nick Burdi

After injury cost him nearly all of the 2019 season, reliever Nick Burdi is ready to break out for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020 At the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings the Philadelphia Phillies added reliever Nick Burdi in the Rule 5 Draft. Later that day, he was acquired in exchange for $500,000 of international signing […] Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Breakout Candidate: Reliever Nick Burdi - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Picking up an assist from the other 'Billy G'

Picking up an assist from the other 'Billy G'

Bill Goodrich, a Pittsburgh-based personal-injury lawyer, helped me with my swing and to understand Pirates Fantasy Camp more.
Letters from Pirates Camp: First session at Pirate City produces a hit, fine

Letters from Pirates Camp: First session at Pirate City produces a hit, fine

We’ve done a lot of things. I’ve seen a lot of stuff. I’ve geeked out. I’ve talked to former Pirates. It’s incredible.
Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi's goal: 'Stay on the field for a whole season'

Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi's goal: 'Stay on the field for a whole season'

April arm injury kept reliever out for most of 2019.
One year made all the difference for Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings

One year made all the difference for Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings

Jacob Stallings earned the respect of his pitchers — in addition to the Pirates’ starting catcher job — in 2019.
Rum Bunter Jan 26, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Prospects In The MLB Pipeline Top 100

With MLB.com releasing their top 100 prospects list earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates are left with just three on the list. On Saturday, MLB.com released their top 100 prospects preseason rankings. In their rankings, the Pittsburgh Pirates received three prospects in the top 100. The three who made it shouldn’t be a huge surprise, and […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Prospects In The MLB Pipeline Top 100 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Adam Frazier became an everyday player ... and a trade chip for the Pirates

Adam Frazier became an everyday player ... and a trade chip for the Pirates

Adam Frazier had a solid 2019 — good enough, apparently, that he may be traded before the 2020 season starts. 
Bob Nutting explains how the Pirates can increase their payroll

Bob Nutting explains how the Pirates can increase their payroll

Owner Bob Nutting isn’t against increasing his team’s payroll, but there’s a fair amount the Pirates must accomplish first.
Rum Bunter Jan 25, 2020

Are The Pittsburgh Pirates Still Looking For Catching Help?

Are the Pittsburgh Pirates still searching for catching help? According to general manager Ben Cherington the answer is yes. In 16 days, Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and catchers will report to Bradenton. With that, the 2020 Pirates’ season will be underway. A 2020 season that will see many changes for the Pittsburgh Baseball Club. 2020 will […] Are The Pittsburgh Pirates Still Looking For Catching Help? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Inside Bob Nutting's unique approach, pledge for Pirates fans

Inside Bob Nutting's unique approach, pledge for Pirates fans

Pirates owner Bob Nutting chatted with fans for hours on Friday. He also blamed himself for a communication breakdown.
Rum Bunter Jan 24, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates: New Trade Rumors About Outfielder Starling Marte

More rumors have surfaced on Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder Starling Marte. Could a dark horse candidate emerge as the winner of these sweeptakes? In the last 24 hours, more and more rumors have been surfacing about Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder Starling Marte. One of the teams that has been connected for Marte the longest, the NY Mets, […] Pittsburgh Pirates: New Trade Rumors About Outfielder Starling Marte - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New Pirates Sam Howard, Guillermo Heredia have paths to playing time

New Pirates Sam Howard, Guillermo Heredia have paths to playing time

Sam Howard and Guillermo Heredia can help the Pirates ... if they do a couple specific things.
Rum Bunter Jan 24, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: No Top Shortstops or Outfielders

The Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system is very much depleted.  MLB Pipeline has shown this with their top 10 positional prospect lists. Over the last two weeks, the team at MLB Pipeline has been releasing their top 10 positional prospect lists.  They did every position as well as left-handed and right-handed pitching.  The Pittsburgh Pirates […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: No Top Shortstops or Outfielders - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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