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Rum Bunter 2 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: November 21, 2018

It’s time…it’s time…it’s, mailbag time! Welcome back to the weekly Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag here at Rum Bunter. Is Erik Gonzalez an everyday player? How far away from the Majors is Cole Tucker? Who might we see in right field on Opening Day? And more in this week’s mailbag! Thank you to everyone who participated by […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: November 21, 2018 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter 12 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Club Adds Four Players to 40 Man

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added four players to their 40 man roster, and in the process have protected all four players from being eligible in the rule five draft this winter. With the deadline coming at 8:00, the Pittsburgh Pirates, as is usual with this club, waited until the last moment to announce the four […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Club Adds Four Players to 40 Man - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: 2019 Competitive Balance Order

The Pittsburgh Pirates offseason has gotten underway.  However, yesterday there was an announcement about the draft next year. Major League Baseball installed two competitive balance rounds under the league’s new Competitive Balance Agreement. This is to benefit small market teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rely heavily on homegrown players. This allows for smaller market teams to […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: 2019 Competitive Balance Order - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: 2018 Arizona Fall League Recap

The Arizona Fall League finished up this past weekend.  How did the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects finish up their short season? The Pittsburgh Pirates sent many prospects to play in the Arizona Fall League this year.  The prospects went and played for the Surprise Saguaros.  The team had a lot of intriguing prospects, but they also […] Pittsburgh Pirates: 2018 Arizona Fall League Recap - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 19, 2018

Changes Joe Musgrove Made In 2018 That Led To His Success

2018 was a huge step forward for Joe Musgrove in his development as a starting pitcher, and a large reason for his improvements was his pitch selection When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Joe Musgrove as the centerpiece of the Gerrit Cole trade last offseason many fans were upset. Being upset was an understandable response. After all, […] Changes Joe Musgrove Made In 2018 That Led To His Success - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 17, 2018

Rule 5 Draft Decisions Loom For The Pittsburgh Pirates

With a deadline looming on Tuesday, roster decisions are on the horizon for the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday is the deadline for Major League Baseball teams to add players to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the yearly Rule 5 Draft. The Rule 5 Draft is part of MLB’s Winter Meetings every year, […] Rule 5 Draft Decisions Loom For The Pittsburgh Pirates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look Back at Prospect Erik Gonzalez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a potential new shortstop on their club for 2019.  Let’s take a look at who he was as a prospect. Just a few days ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a five player trade to bring in a new infielder and a couple of prospects.  The team sent out infielder Max Moroff […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look Back at Prospect Erik Gonzalez - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Trial begins over errant foul ball at Pirates game

Trial begins over errant foul ball at Pirates game

A former UPMC administrator is suing the company that installed the protective netting behind home plate.
Rum Bunter Nov 16, 2018

Erik Gonzalez Is Swinging A Hot Bat In The Dominican Winter League

The newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates is currently one of the hottest hitters in the Dominican Winter League On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired utility infielder Erik Gonzalez from the Cleveland Indians in a five-player trade. Currently, Gonzalez is playing for the Liga de Beisbol in the Dominican Winter League. 13 games into the […] Erik Gonzalez Is Swinging A Hot Bat In The Dominican Winter League - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 15, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza

The Pittsburgh Pirates swung a five player trade yesterday with the Indians.  The team sent out two players and got three back, including two prospects. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates made one of the first significant trades of the offseason.  While the deal itself did not have significant names in it, it did see multiple big […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 15, 2018

Where Could Erik Gonzalez Fit In With The 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates?

Where could the newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates fit in with the team moving forward? On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a five-player trade with the Cleveland Indians. This was the first trade of the offseason for general manager Neal Huntington and the Pirates. You can read the full details on that trade here. By […] Where Could Erik Gonzalez Fit In With The 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 15, 2018

2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Starting Rotation

The Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitchers had periods where they flashes and periods in which they floundered.  The pitching as a whole was the youngest unit in the league in 2018, and this offseason they likely won’t make any changes. The Pittsburgh Pirates built their 2013-15 playoff run on the backs of starting pitching, but this […] 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Starting Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Nov 14, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Swing A Trade With The Cleveland Indians

On Wednesday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a five-player trade with the Cleveland Indians for their first trade of the offseason A few days after their first free agent signing of the offseason, when they re-signed infielder Jung Ho Kang, the Pittsburgh Pirates have swung their first trade of the offseason. In this trade, the […] Pittsburgh Pirates Swing A Trade With The Cleveland Indians - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates part with Jordan Luplow, Max Moroff in five-player trade with Cleveland

Pirates part with Jordan Luplow, Max Moroff in five-player trade with Cleveland

The Pirates acquired infielder Erik Gonzalez and minor-league righties Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza. 
Rum Bunter Nov 14, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Off Season: Arbitration Projections

The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players heading into arbitration this winter.  What is the expectation for what they will receive? As the offseason slowly chugs along, the Pittsburgh Pirates are getting ready to determine what kind of roster moves they need to make.  The team has lost former starting shortstop Jordy Mercer and starting second baseman […] Pittsburgh Pirates Off Season: Arbitration Projections - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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