5:04 PM EDT, Thu July 19, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 4 hours ago

MLB trade deadline: Was the Pirates' surge enough?

Two weeks from the deadline, the Pirates find themselves in an interesting position?

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Rum Bunter 4 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Luis Escobar Make AA Debut

The Pittsburgh Pirates recently promoted right-handed pitching prospect Luis Escobar to the Altoona Curve.  Escobar made his Double-A debut yesterday. Just a few days ago it was announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates were promoting right-handed pitcher Luis Escobar to the Altoona Curve.  The Curve, of course, is the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate.  Escobar previously was […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Luis Escobar Make AA Debut - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10 hours ago

Butler grad Nick Patten realizing dream with Pirates

Nick Patten grew up in Butler County before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. 
Rum Bunter Jul 18, 2018

Brandon Waddell Heating Up And Other Minor League Notes

A look around news from the minor league affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball players may currently be enjoying the All-Star Break, but the minor league break has already come and gone. With minor league games in full force this week there is news to cover from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor leagues. This […] Brandon Waddell Heating Up And Other Minor League Notes - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Felipe Vazquez wants to face Mike Trout and meet Yadier Molina. He also intimidates Joey Votto.

WASHINGTON — Felipe Vazquez did not know if he would pitch at all Tuesday night, let alone when. The Pirates left-hander closer joked with Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who helmed the National League All-Stars, that he’d pitched “10 out of nine” during the Pirates’ most recent homestand. He did take the ball in seven out of the final 10 games, including both games of a doubleheader, but he told Roberts he’d be ready.

With revenue-sharing grievance proceedings 'ongoing,' MLB union seeks to sit down with teams

WASHINGTON — The Major League Baseball Players Association’s grievance regarding the use of revenue-sharing funds by the Pirates and three other teams is “ongoing,” union executive director Tony Clark said Tuesday.

Paul Zeise: The Pirates called Neal Huntington's bluff. Now what?

Neal Huntington issued a challenge to his team last Sunday. He called this past week the most important one of the season. He even used the phrase “win-now mode,” which would suggest he wants to do everything in his power to put the team in playoff position.
Rum Bunter Jul 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: All-Star Game on Tonight

Major League Baseball is currently on their All-Star break.  Tonight marks the 89th game with the title.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have one representative who is likely to appear. At the beginning of the 2018 MLB season, it seemed likely that the Pittsburgh Pirates would have had a few players in the All-Star running.  Players like […] Pittsburgh Pirates: All-Star Game on Tonight - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jul 17, 2018

What Has Driven The Emergence Of Elias Diaz?

Prior to the start of the 2018 season the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared to lack catcher depth behind starter Francisco Cervelli. However, Elias Diaz has emerged this season to provide the team with arguably the top catching duo in the National League. During the 2017 season catcher Elias Diaz got his first real taste of Major […] What Has Driven The Emergence Of Elias Diaz? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

'It feels pretty awesome to come back here': Felipe Vazquez enjoying his first All-Star game

WASHINGTON — The low point for Felipe Vazquez came at the end of May. Called upon to protect an 8-5 lead against the St. Louis Cardinals, he surrendered five runs without recording an out. The Pirates lost for the 10th time in 13 games. Vazquez had blown four saves.
Rum Bunter Jul 16, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Keller, Hayes Perform at Future’s Game

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates saw two of their top prospects compete in the MLB Future’s Game.  This included Mitch Keller and Ke’Bryan Hayes. For many fans, yesterday represented the first time that they got to see two of the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects perform on TV.  A lot of the times with prospects there is all this […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Keller, Hayes Perform at Future’s Game - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pirates mailbag: What happened with Austin Meadows?

Hello, mailbag readers. Happy All-Star break. Your Pirates made a nice little run there heading into the break. They’re one game below .500 and will return, refreshed and recharged, to game action Friday in Cincinnati. Let’s begin:

Representing the Pirates at the MLB All-Star game: this 'kid reporter'

Before some of the biggest stars in the American League face Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez in the MLB All-Star game, they’ll have to handle the heat from another local. 

Elizabeth Bloom's 2018 midseason Pirates report card

Note: This feature originally appeared in Sunday’s print edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It was updated to reflect recent news and games. Statistics are updated through Saturday’s action. 

With a home run and a scoreless inning, Ke'Bryan Hayes and Mitch Keller represent Pirates well at Futures Game

WASHINGTON — On prom night at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, Texas, the prom king was nowhere to be found. Gelinda Hayes called her husband, Charlie.

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