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Rum Bunter Mar 15, 2019

What Defines a Successful 2019 Season for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

With Spring Training more than halfway done and the Pittsburgh Pirates have begun to shape together their 25-man roster. As Opening Day approaches, what should be considered a successful season in 2019? After what some may consider an overachieving 2018 season that saw the Pittsburgh Pirates go 82-79, general manager Neal Huntington opted to hold […] What Defines a Successful 2019 Season for the Pittsburgh Pirates? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: March 14th, 2019

Welcome back to the weekly Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag here at Rum Bunter Could the Pittsburgh Pirates address the final spot in their rotation by adding Gio Gonzalez? Should fans be panicking about shortstop? And more in this week’s mailbag. As always, thank you to everyone who submitted questions this week and participated. Now, let’s dive […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: March 14th, 2019 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 20: Trevor Williams Toes The Rubber

The Pittsburgh Pirates will play their 20th game of their Grapefruit League schedule on Thursday afternoon Two weeks from today the Pittsburgh Pirates will begin the regular season against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. Real baseball is so, so near. Until then, we will have to continue to wet our pallets with Spring […] Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 20: Trevor Williams Toes The Rubber - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 13, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jordan Lyles Dealing with Injury?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have an open competition for their fifth starter spot in their rotation.  However, one candidate may be dealing with an injury. During this past offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates trade pitcher Ivan Nova to the Chicago White Sox.  Nova was projected to be the Bucs’ fifth starter for the 2019 season before being dealt […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jordan Lyles Dealing with Injury? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Mar 13, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jung Ho Kang key to 2019 season

A somewhat forgotten player, Jung Ho Kang may well prove to be the key to the Pittsburgh Pirates hopes in 2019. As the Pittsburgh Pirates get ready for the 2019 season, they find themselves in the midst of a brutal division. The Brewers, Reds, and Cardinals all loaded up during the offseason, while the Cubs […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jung Ho Kang key to 2019 season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 13, 2019

Four Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects That Made An Impact This Spring

This spring, there were four Pittsburgh Pirates prospects that left a lasting impression during there time in Major League camp. There are many things about Spring Training that baseball fans love. With the start of Spring Training, baseball returns. When baseball returns, that means we are getting closer to being able to put the doldrums […] Four Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects That Made An Impact This Spring - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Injury Update on Gregory Polanco

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be entering the 2019 season without their everyday right fielder.  However, he may be coming back sooner rather than later. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates saw Gregory Polanco take a big stride forward.  After a rough, slow start to the season, the coaching staff had Polanco back off the plate.  By […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Injury Update on Gregory Polanco - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 11, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Ke’Bryan Hayes Spring Breakout

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been giving many of their prospects a lot of playing time so far this spring training.  They have an interesting situation developing at third base. The Pittsburgh Pirates are entering their third full week of spring training.  One of the best things about spring training is it is an opportunity for […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Ke’Bryan Hayes Spring Breakout - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Progress report: Pittsburgh Pirates

A daily look at each MLB heading into the 2019 season: Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ additions, subtractions and storylines to watch this year. PITTSBURGH PIRATES 2018 finish: 82-79 (4th in NL Central)Manager: Clint Hurdle (666-628, 9th season)Top baseball ops executive: Neal Huntington, vice...
Rum Bunter Mar 11, 2019

In Pittsburgh Pirates Position Battles, No One Is Seizing The Opportunity

Through the first three weeks of Grapefruit League play, no Pittsburgh Pirates player has seized the opportunity that exists at both shortstop and in the starting rotation Throughout the offseason it was no secret what the two needs were the biggest for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team entered the offseason in need of a shortstop […] In Pittsburgh Pirates Position Battles, No One Is Seizing The Opportunity - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 11, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 18: 5th Starter Battle Rages On

Two of the four pitchers competing for the final spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation will take the mound against the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon Following a 6-5 loss against the New York Yankees on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates now own a 7-9-1 record in Grapefruit League play. This afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates […] Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 18: 5th Starter Battle Rages On - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Previewing Roles In The Starting Rotation

Pitching roles are thrown around, with the question seemingly revolving around if a pitcher is an ace or not.  What are the Pirates pitchers roles? Last season, Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Taillon pitched to a 3.20 ERA, 3.46 FIP, and 3.7 fWAR in 191 innings.  His teammate Trevor Williams tossed a 3.11 ERA, 3.86 FIP, and […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Previewing Roles In The Starting Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Archer To Take on the New York Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to get more of what will likely be their opening day roster more playing time.  That includes starters in today’s game. So far this spring, the Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven games and have lost eight.  This puts them toward the bottom of the standings in the Grape Fruit League […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Archer To Take on the New York Yankees - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Mar 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Chris Archer ready for full season in NL

  Chris Archer is ready to show the National League and the Pittsburgh Pirates what he can do over a full year After being traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Pittsburgh Pirates last July for Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow and a player to be named later who would become pitching prospect Shane Baz, […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Chris Archer ready for full season in NL - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Burdi Giving Mixed Results

The Pittsburgh Pirates have quite a few bullpen battles going on this spring training.  Here is how one of their top relief prospects has looked thus far. During the 2017-2018 offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a deal to acquire one of the top relief pitching prospects in baseball in Nick Burdi.  The team acquired Burdi in […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Burdi Giving Mixed Results - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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