7:41 AM EDT, Sat March 28, 2020
Rum Bunter 1 hour ago

Outstanding Story of Former Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong

Nothing comes easy in the game of baseball, but nobody knows that more than former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, Ryan Vogelsong. Former Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants right-handed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong’s road to success wasn’t an easy one. Vogelsong faced many roadblocks to get to the Majors, and to stay there. He jumped through many […] Outstanding Story of Former Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 15 hours ago
Analysis: New MLB-MLBPA agreement could be a disaster for the Pirates

Analysis: New MLB-MLBPA agreement could be a disaster for the Pirates

Whether it’s service time or draft rules, the Pirates don’t benefit much from the new MLB-MLBPA agreement.
Rum Bunter 18 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Baseball America New Top 300 Projections

The Major League Baseball Draft looks like it will still occur in some capacity this summer. Baseball America recently posted their updated top 300 Prospect list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the seventh and 31st overall picks in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft.  Now the question is, when will the team get to use those […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Baseball America New Top 300 Projections - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 21 hours ago
Into ‘the unknown’: How Pirates pitchers are handling this break

Into ‘the unknown’: How Pirates pitchers are handling this break

With baseball stopped, handling pitchers and the buildup of their arms has been a tricky thing for new Pirates pitching coach Oscar Marin.
Rum Bunter Mar 27, 2020

Five Best Trade Partners for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chris Archer

One of the trade pieces the Pittsburgh Pirates currently has is starting pitcher Chris Archer. If he gets off to a hot start to the 2020 season, these teams could be checking in the former All-Star. Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed starting pitcher Chris Archer is considered a bounce back candidate by many, and for a good reason. […] Five Best Trade Partners for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chris Archer - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 27, 2020

Dear Pittsburgh Pirates Fans: We Will Get Through This

MLB’s originally scheduled Opening Day of March 26th did not take place due to the spread of COVID-19, but we’ll get through this, Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Yesterday, the 2020 MLB season was supposed to kick off. At 4:10 on Thursday afternoon, Kevin Newman was supposed to step into the box to face the first pitch […] Dear Pittsburgh Pirates Fans: We Will Get Through This - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jason Mackey: Why it stinks that baseball is closed on opening day

Jason Mackey: Why it stinks that baseball is closed on opening day

Thursday was supposed to mean plenty to the Pirates. Instead, it’s just another day as we wait for baseball to return.
Rum Bunter Mar 26, 2020

Evaluating the Importance of the Pittsburgh Pirates Clubhouse Culture

With new manager Derek Shelton and a new clubhouse culture in place for the Pittsburgh Pirates, let’s try to examine how important this is for a baseball team If/when the 2020 MLB season begins, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a new manager as Derek Shelton will replace long time manager Clint Hurdle. After nine years […] Evaluating the Importance of the Pittsburgh Pirates Clubhouse Culture - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 26, 2020

Who is the Pittsburgh Pirates Player X? Early 2000s Edition

In this week’s addition of who is “Player X”? We look at an overlooked player for the Pittsburgh Pirates who never won anything of significance and deserves recognition.  First and foremost I’d like to thank everyone who showed my previous who is “Player X” for the Pittsburgh Pirates article and am so thankful that I’ve […] Who is the Pittsburgh Pirates Player X? Early 2000s Edition - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 25, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates: Newest Pitching Injuries Update

While the MLB season continues to be under delay, the injured Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are rehabbing from previous injuries. Before the delay of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a handful of pitchers who were set to start the year off on the injured list. However, it seems most have made progress in their […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Newest Pitching Injuries Update - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
'Extensive' approach aided Pirates in combatting COVID-19 outbreak

'Extensive' approach aided Pirates in combatting COVID-19 outbreak

The Pirates have been one of baseball’s most proactive teams when it comes to cleaning their facilities. It’s come in handy of late.
Rum Bunter Mar 25, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates: Tahnaj Thomas Underrated by MLB Pipeline

The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the fastest rising pitching prospects in baseball.  However, he is ranked lower on MLB Pipeline than other prospect sites. During the offseason prior to the 2019 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a five player trade with the Cleveland Indians.  While it was a large trade, it flew under the […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Tahnaj Thomas Underrated by MLB Pipeline - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 25, 2020

The 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Played Themselves out of More Runs

In 2018, the Pittsburgh Pirates had an opportunity to score more runs. However, they chose to go down a more conventional route, which prevented them from scoring more runs. In the movie Moneyball, Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane stated “He gets on base a lot. Do I care if it’s a walk or a […] The 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Played Themselves out of More Runs - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Mar 24, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates: team shows support for local hospital

With all the feel-bad stories in the media right now surrounding coronavirus, the Pittsburgh Pirates give us a feel-good story. The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team may be without work right now, but they are working hard to support the fight of the coronavirus pandemic. Newscast after newspaper article after political press conference, the negativity surrounding […] Pittsburgh Pirates: team shows support for local hospital - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jason Mackey: Nerves, excitement and ‘something special’ for younger Pirates fans

Jason Mackey: Nerves, excitement and ‘something special’ for younger Pirates fans

Explaining why the 2013 NL wild-card game meant — and still means — so much to younger Pirates fans.

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  • Nick Burdi

    Nick Burdi

    Pirates' Nick Burdi leading blood donation movement via social media

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    Cole Tucker

    Projecting Pittsburgh Pirates’ Infielder Cole Tucker’s Floor and Ceiling

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