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Pirates Breakdown 2 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Fantasy Preview – The Hitters

As the 2017 MLB season nears, it also means fantasy baseball drafts are here as well. With that being said, which Pittsburgh Pirates hitters should you be targeting in your drafts? Fantasy Baseball will soon be upon us, and it’s time to talk about which Pittsburgh Pirates can help lead your team to bragging rights, money […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Fantasy Preview – The Hitters appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Call to the Pen 3 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jung Ho Kang Reportedly Denied Visa to Enter U.S.

Infielder Jung Ho Kang might not play for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season after his visa request to enter the U.S. was reportedly denied. Jung Ho Kang‘s off-the-field woes continue, as the Pittsburgh Pirates infielder has reportedly been denied a visa to re-enter the United States. According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jung Ho Kang Reportedly Denied Visa to Enter U.S. - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter 5 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jose Quintana Price Still Very High

Rumors: Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is still said to be available.  However, for the Pittsburgh Pirates to acquire him, the cost is likely still too great. A few days ago, Yahoo! Sports writer Jeff Passan reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of a few teams still checking in on Jose Quintana this […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jose Quintana Price Still Very High - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown 5 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Late Spring Relief Addition Options

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports Network wrote that the Pittsburgh Pirates could still be looking to add a reliever.  Who might they be after? With a plethora of left handed relief pitchers, it is clear that the Pittsburgh Pirates need some right handed help.  Jared Hughes‘ horrific spring hasn’t helped matters. Not coincidentally, Jon Heyman […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Late Spring Relief Addition Options appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown 8 hours ago

Source: Pittsburgh Pirates Do Not Expect Jung Ho Kang to be Available in 2017

According to sources, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expecting to play without 3B Jung Ho Kang in 2017 Earlier today, Korean reports – first reported by Sung Min Kim out of Korea – revealed that Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was denied a work visa to re-enter the United States.https://twitter.com/sung_minkim/status/84525058761253683 Report also stated that […] The post Source: Pittsburgh Pirates Do Not Expect Jung Ho Kang to be Available in 2017 appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown 8 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – New Super Utility Star

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates are faced with more than a few challenges heading into 2017. One of them includes replacing Sean Rodriguez, who served as the Pirates super utility man for two seasons. This is […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – New Super Utility Star appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter 12 hours ago

Who Will Fill Out The Pittsburgh Pirates Bench Opening Day?

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training competition for the fifth starter rotation spot has been highly disappointing and uneventful, but the competition for the remaining bench spots on the major league roster has been the exact opposite. Who will the Pirates choose to fill their last offensive roster spots on Opening Day? At most, the Pittsburgh Pirates […] Who Will Fill Out The Pittsburgh Pirates Bench Opening Day? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter 20 hours ago

Gregory Polanco Named To All-World Baseball Classic Team

Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder Gregory Polanco has received some recognition for his outstanding showing at the World Baseball Classic Pittsburgh Pirates’ left fielder Gregory Polanco was a member of Team Dominican Republic in the recently finished World Baseball Classic. Polanco was one of the best hitters in a loaded Dominican lineup. Due to his performance, Polanco […] Gregory Polanco Named To All-World Baseball Classic Team - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking 12-7

Over the last few weeks, we have been breaking down our top 30 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Next up will be numbers 12-7, with three players who can help contribute this season, former first rounds picks, and a player the club acquired in a trade. Neal Huntington had to build up the farm system when he became the […] Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking 12-7 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Mar 23, 2017

Are there any extension candidates on the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates?

In the early months of the last two seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates decided to extend one of their everyday players. Are there any candidates on the current roster who could be in line for an extension this year? To say that the Pittsburgh Pirates need to be smart with their money is an understatement. Unlike […] The post Are there any extension candidates on the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Mar 23, 2017

New Kid on the Block No More – Pittsburgh Pirates Announcer Joe Block Settling in

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Announcer Joe Block reflects on his first year with the team – what he’s learned, loved and looking forward to in 2017. It’s been a little over a year since the Pittsburgh Pirates added Play-by-Play Announcer Joe Block to their roster and it’s safe to say that he’s settling in well. We caught […] The post New Kid on the Block No More – Pittsburgh Pirates Announcer Joe Block Settling in appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Mar 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-up Call – Team USA takes WBC Crown

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The 2017 World Baseball Classic officially came to a close Wednesday as Team USA throttled Team Puerto Rico, 8-0 in the Championship game. Led by six strong innings from Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-up Call – Team USA takes WBC Crown appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Mar 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen and Harrison are WBC Champions

Breaking News: The Championship Game took place last night for the World Baseball Classic.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had two players in the stadium. Entering the World Baseball Classic, the Dominican Republic were the heavy favorites to win the tournament. They had an all-star lineup which included a couple Pittsburgh Pirates in Starling Marte and Gregory […] Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen and Harrison are WBC Champions - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Reportedly Still in on Jose Quintana

Other than Andrew McCutchen, the most talked about rumor around the Pittsburgh Pirates this off-season had to do with a certain starting pitcher. When the White Sox traded Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox, it showed that the South-Siders were serious about starting a complete rebuild.  Sale had three years of relatively cheap control, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Reportedly Still in on Jose Quintana - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Mar 22, 2017

NL Central Season Preview: Chicago Cubs

As we continue to preview the upcoming season, we begin to take a look at the other teams in the NL Central, we turn to the Chicago Cubs, who look to go back-to-back and dominate the NL Central again.   The Pirates are in the unfortunate situation of being in the same division as the […] The post NL Central Season Preview: Chicago Cubs appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Mar 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call: Quintana Trade Saga Continues

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Well, here we go again with the trade drama involving Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. And believe it or not, the Pirates would be linked to him once again. In a story published […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call: Quintana Trade Saga Continues appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Mar 22, 2017

The Next Two Days Could Be Key In Setting The Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation

The Pittsburgh Pirates have not yet announced who their fifth starting pitcher will be, but the next two days could go a long way toward helping the Pirate brass make their decision. As has been discussed many times on this site the biggest battle in Spring Training for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year is the battle […] The Next Two Days Could Be Key In Setting The Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 22, 2017

Despite Strong Spring, Gift Ngoepe Has No Spot On Pirate Roster

Despite having a scorching hot spring at the plate, utility infielder Gift Ngoepe still has no spot on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ roster. Every year in Spring Training each Major League team has a player or two that comes out of seemingly nowhere to have a great month offensively. This year in Spring Training Jose Osuna […] Despite Strong Spring, Gift Ngoepe Has No Spot On Pirate Roster - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Mar 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Is Josh Harrison a Spark Plug or an Albatross?

Josh Harrison brings a lot to the table, but can he still be considered a spark plug for this Pittsburgh Pirates team? How could Pittsburgh Pirates fans not enjoy what they saw out of Josh Harrison in the 2014 season? Every Pittsburgh fan was all about the Hu5tle in 2014. Harrison is certainly an inspiring story. The story of […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates: Is Josh Harrison a Spark Plug or an Albatross? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Mar 21, 2017

Chad Kuhl: Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Stabilizier

He did not garner the attention that some of his fellow pitching prospects did on the national scene, but Chad Kuhl has all the makings to solidify the back end of the rotation in 2017 and years to come. Chad Kuhl was not a name that casual fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates probably knew before […] The post Chad Kuhl: Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Stabilizier appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.

Pirates Player News

  • 2 Andrew McCutchen

    Andrew McCutchen

    McCutchen and Harrison return to Pirates camp — and they brought medals

  • 1 Tyler Glasnow

    Tyler Glasnow

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

  • 1 Drew Hutchison

    Drew Hutchison

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

  • 1 Chad Kuhl

    Chad Kuhl

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

  • 1 Steven Brault

    Steven Brault

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

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