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Rum Bunter Jan 13, 2019

A Look At New Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Aaron Slegers

A Look At What does the Pittsburgh Pirates’ newest pitcher bring to the organization? After the Minnesota Twins signed Nelson Cruz they found themselves needed to create room for the slugger on their 40-man roster. In order to do so, they designated pitcher Aaron Slegers for assignment. This made Slegers available to the rest on […] A Look At New Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Aaron Slegers - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at the Team’s Current Payroll

The Pittsburgh Pirates still have some moves to make this offseason.  So what is their current payroll looking like as of now? Yesterday was the salary arbitration deadline for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball.  Each team had to either reach an agreement or both the players and the teams had […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at the Team’s Current Payroll - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 11, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Arbitration and Waiver Claim

The Pittsburgh Pirates have come to terms with their two arbitration eligible players and have also added a player off waivers. The deadline to file for arbitration was at 1:00 this afternoon, but news slowly trickled out regarding the two remaining eligible players for the Pirates; Corey Dickerson and Keone Kela.  Dickerson is in his […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Arbitration and Waiver Claim - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 11, 2019

Could The Pittsburgh Pirates Catching Situation Hinge On Another Team’s Trade?

Could the 2019 catching situation for the Pittsburgh Pirates hinge on what the Miami Marlins do? Throughout the offseason there have been trade rumors swirling around Pittsburgh Pirates’ catcher Francisco Cervelli. Despite all of the rumors, for now, Cervelli remains a Pirate with the start of Spring Training now just 33 days away. Teams such […] Could The Pittsburgh Pirates Catching Situation Hinge On Another Team’s Trade? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Interested in Outfielder Alex Verdugo

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been relatively quiet since the Winter Meetings.  However, a new rumor about a potential acquisition has emerged. What is the biggest need the Pittsburgh Pirates currently have?  Shortstop? Absolutely.  Starting Pitching?  Yes.  Relievers?  Sure you can never have too much bullpen depth.  Outfielders?  Well, they signed Lonnie Chisenhall, and when Polanco […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Interested in Outfielder Alex Verdugo - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 9, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Kang acts as question in quest for contention

The Pittsburgh Pirates bringing back Jung Ho Kang on a one year deal is a low-risk signing that could produce a high reward for the team. To say the last two and a half years of Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang’s life have been tumultuous would be an understatement. Kang has had trouble […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Kang acts as question in quest for contention - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 9, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Over-Under Win Projections for 2019

Every year the Over-Under is released for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball. So what is the projection for the team? One of the most talked about Pittsburgh Pirates things outside of baseball’s offseason is the discussion about the team’s over/under win projections.  A team like the Pittsburgh Pirates are always […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Over-Under Win Projections for 2019 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 9, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: January 9th, 2019

Welcome to the first Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag of 2019! What would the lineup look like if Opening Day were today? Will we see Mitch Keller before the All-Star Break? And more in this week’s Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag! As always, thank you to everyone who submitted questions to the mailbag and participating this week. Now, let’s […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: January 9th, 2019 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: More on Cervelli, Spending, Bumgarner

The Pittsburgh Pirates and all of Major League Baseball are currently in a slow-moving offseason. Here are some recent reports on the team and what they are doing. In an offseason that has had little to no Pittsburgh Pirates rumors, there have been two things that have remained constant but have yet to happen.  One […] Pittsburgh Pirates: More on Cervelli, Spending, Bumgarner - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 8, 2019

News & Notes From Day 1 Of Mini Camp For The Pittsburgh Pirates

News, notes, updates, and more from day 1 of mini camp for the Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitchers and catchers will report to Bradenton for the start of Spring Training in just 36 days. However, Pirate fans do not need to wait until then to get their baseball fix. Yesterday, the team began their yearly […] News & Notes From Day 1 Of Mini Camp For The Pittsburgh Pirates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 7, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Tyler Dyson Mocked to the Bucs

The Pittsburgh Pirates do not have to draft for a few months,  but there are mock drafts already coming out.  The most recent one has the team selecting a pitcher. The Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball will be drafting their next top prospects come the first week of June.  While that seems […] Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Tyler Dyson Mocked to the Bucs - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay Jan 6, 2019
Former Rangers manager Jeff Banister returns to Pittsburgh Pirates as special assistant in baseball operations

Former Rangers manager Jeff Banister returns to Pittsburgh Pirates as special assistant in baseball operations

Former Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister returned to his roots on Sunday and joined Pittsburgh as a special assistant in baseball operations. Banister spent 29 years with the Pirates in a variety of roles before becoming the Rangers' manager in 2015. He was 325-313 with two American League West titles and one manager of the year award in four seasons on the job. The Rangers removed Banister with 10 games remaining in the 2018 season. "Jeff Banister returns to the Pirates as a valuable resource," general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement.
Rum Bunter Jan 6, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Jeff Banister Is Back

The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Jeff Banister to serve as a special assistant to baseball operations.  This is their second hiring of a special assistant in consecutive days. Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates hired David Eckstein as a special assistant to baseball operations.  In a 2014 piece, Gabe Lacques wrote about Eckstein and his visions of […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Jeff Banister Is Back - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball Jan 6, 2019
Piitsburgh Pirates hire Jeff Banister

Piitsburgh Pirates hire Jeff Banister

Jeff Banister, manager for the Rangers from 2015-18, has been hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a special assistant The Pittsburgh Pirates have today announced that Jeff Banister has been hired by the team as a “Special Assistant, Baseball Operations.” Banister was the manager for the Texas Rangers from 2015 until late in the 2018 season, but was the bench coach for the Pirates prior to that, and had spent 29 years with the Pirates. I have no clue what this job entails for Banister, but it is not surprising that he is returning to the organization he has spent most of his career with...
Rum Bunter Jan 5, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Hire David Eckstein As Special Assistant

The Pittsburgh Pirates made an addition to their front office on Saturday afternoon Earlier in the offseason the Pittsburgh Pirates hired Rick Eckstein as the team’s new hitting coach. When this hire was made, many people speculated that his brother, David, may join him as assistant hitting coach. While this was not the case, Jacob […] Pittsburgh Pirates Hire David Eckstein As Special Assistant - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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