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Rum Bunter Jul 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Week in Review 7/6 – 7/12

The Pittsburgh Pirates went 4-3 this week. The Bucs had an embarrassing series against the Phillies, but did beat the Nationals at home. With a record of 44-49, the Pirates seem destined to be sellers at the trade deadline. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. The good, the bad, and the ugly for the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s […] Pittsburgh Pirates Week in Review 7/6 – 7/12 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jameson Taillon shows some fire in Pirates' 6-3 victory over Brewers

Jameson Taillon may not have been aware of it, but the circumstances were rather similar.

Francisco Cervelli might see time at first base in the future

Francisco Cervelli has 1,194 at-bats as the primary catcher for the Pirates since 2015. But going forward, the Pirates will look for opportunities to keep his bat in the lineup, even if he’s not manning the backstop.

Could Austin Meadows be sent back to the minors?

Could this be the beginning of the end of the Pirates’ four-man outfield?
Federal Baseball Jul 12, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Mets in Citi Field...

Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Mets in Citi Field...

Davey Martinez’s Nationals came up empty in the finale with the Pirates in PNC Park. Now the Nats starter a four-game set in Citi Field. Shut out for the 9th time in their last 36 games and the 10th time overall in 2018 in their 2-0 loss in the series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates in PNC Park, Davey Martinez’s Washington Nationals once again proved the old baseball maxim true: You can’t win if you don’t score. “We just didn’t hit,” Martinez said after the Nationals managed just five hits total and went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position and eight left on base....

Paul Zeise: If the Pirates decide to sell, who is buying?

The prevailing thought is that the Pirates will be sellers at the July 31 MLB trade deadline. Neal Huntington continues to deny it, but he should stop. This season is going nowhere, so the team might as well try to clear space for younger players and save some money for the offseason.
Rum Bunter Jul 12, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: AAA and AA All-Star Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates saw a couple of their top prospects play yesterday in minor league all-star games.  This included the Triple-A and Double-A all-star games. Many feel that the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system is not as strong as it once was just a few years ago.  However, the organization still has one of the better […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: AAA and AA All-Star Games - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Are Pirates fans still watching? Facebook suggests so

It’d be an understatement to say that Frank Coonelly raised some eyebrows when he touted the Pirates’ TV viewership in a June 29 Post-Gazette story about the club’s attendance struggles. 
Federal Baseball Jul 12, 2018
On Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez vs the Pirates: “That’s the Gio that I love to see.” - Davey Martinez

On Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez vs the Pirates: “That’s the Gio that I love to see.” - Davey Martinez

Nationals’ southpaw Gio Gonzalez gave up two runs on a two-run home run in six innings on the mound against the Pirates. Gio Gonzalez was winless in his last seven starts, with a 7.18 ERA, 19 walks, 27 Ks, and a .310/.397/.516 line against in 31 1⁄3 innings pitched over that stretch, though he showed signs of life against the Miami Marlins the last time out before taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates in Wednesday’s series finale in PNC Park. “He gave us all he had for five innings. That’s what I expect from Gio. Give me what you’ve got and he did that today.” - Davey Martinez on...
Call to the Pen Jul 12, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates should take a chance on Mauricio Cabrera

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had success with reclamation projects in the past. Mauricio Cabrera would be a worthwhile gamble. It was not that long ago that Mauricio Cabrera looked like a key part of the Atlanta Braves future bullpen. Armed with a 102 MPH fastball, Cabrera had a solid 2016 campaign, posting a 2.82 ERA […] Pittsburgh Pirates should take a chance on Mauricio Cabrera - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jul 12, 2018

Travis Swaggerty’s Professional Career Off To A Roaring Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2018 first round draft selection’s professional career could not be off to a much better start In last month’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates held the 10th overall draft pick. With this pick the Bucs selected University of South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty. The Pirates and Swaggerty quickly agreed to […] Travis Swaggerty’s Professional Career Off To A Roaring Start - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Starling Marte's homer is the difference as Pirates take series from Nationals

Until the Pirates sat him for a few games during their recent West Coast road trip, Starling Marte had been struggling — especially against left-handed pitching. When asked on that trip what changed against lefties, Marte seemed exasperated.

Chad Kuhl shut down until at least Aug. 8, Pirates say

Chad Kuhl will not throw for another four weeks as he continues treatment for a right forearm/elbow strain, Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday. After the four weeks off, Kuhl is expected to resume a flat-ground throwing program.

Pirates Player News

  • 1 Joe Musgrove

    Joe Musgrove

    Losing streak hits six games entering All-Star break as Brewers fall to Pirates in extras, 7-6

  • 1 Josh Harrison

    Josh Harrison

    Josh Harrison exits Pirates game

  • Starling Marte

    Starling Marte

    Pirates take first game of doubleheader against Brewers

  • Francisco Cervelli

    Francisco Cervelli

    'It looks like he's been there,' Clint Hurdle says of Francisco Cervelli as possible first baseman

  • Chad Kuhl

    Chad Kuhl

    Pittsburgh Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Timetable for Return

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