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Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 26: At Minnesota Twins

On Wednesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Fort Myers to battle the Minnesota Twins in the 26th game of Grapefruit League action. Opening Day is almost here. In just eight days, the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati to start their season-opening series against the Reds. Up next on […] Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 26: At Minnesota Twins - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 19, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Colin Moran and First Base

The Pittsburgh Pirates are getting closer and closer to Opening Day.  The team has started to make roster moves and decide what positions players will play. Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced a few roster moves.  First off, they sent down a bunch of minor league players including Kevin Kramer and Will Craig.  Then the team […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Colin Moran and First Base - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 19, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: March 19th, 2019

Welcome back to Rum Bunter’s weekly Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag What role will Colin Moran play in 2019? Could we see Cole Tucker in Pittsburgh sooner than expected? And more in this week’s Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag. As always, thank you to everyone who submitted questions and participated this week. Now, let’s dive in! With Jung Ho […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: March 19th, 2019 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 19, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 25: Steven Brault Takes The Ball

The battle for the final spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation will continue on Tuesday afternoon Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates named their starting third baseman and shortstop for the 2019 season. However, the battle for the fifth and final spot in their starting rotation continues on. That battle will continues on Tuesday afternoon. On […] Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 25: Steven Brault Takes The Ball - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 18, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring: Uptick in Home Run Production

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a team that is built on pitching and getting on base.  So far this spring they have shown a good bit of power. John Jaso is a player that most Pittsburgh Pirates fans can remember from a few years ago.  He was the poster boy for how the team wanted their […] Pittsburgh Pirates Spring: Uptick in Home Run Production - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 18, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Club Makes Roster Moves

With the regular season starting up next Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made some roster decisions both in terms of minor league players and the team’s starting lineup. Spring training is winding down, with the club only having 10 games (one is split squad) remaining before the regular season starts up on the 28th.  The […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Club Makes Roster Moves - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 18, 2019

Decision Looming For Pittsburgh Pirates Francisco Liriano

A decision is looming for a left-handed pitcher and his future with the Pittsburgh Pirates On February 4th, the Pittsburgh Pirates reunited with an old friend. It was on this day that the team signed former staff ace Francisco Liriano to a minor league contract. This minor league deal included an invite to Major League […] Decision Looming For Pittsburgh Pirates Francisco Liriano - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 18, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 24: Will The Real 5th Starter Please Stand Up

Does anyone want to be the Pittsburgh Pirates fifth starting pitcher? Anyone? Anyone? In 10 days the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati for their 2019 regular season opener against the Cincinnati Reds. When camp began, the team had a few battles unfolding. Now that Opening Day is approaching, most of […] Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 24: Will The Real 5th Starter Please Stand Up - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 17, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Corey Dickerson Gives Credit For Defense

The Pittsburgh Pirates saw one of their outfielders received a Golden Glove Award at the end of the 2018 season.  It is not the one that many would have thought. When one looks at the Pittsburgh Pirates roster it is easy to say that the team’s best overall defender is center fielder Starling Marte.  He has […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Corey Dickerson Gives Credit For Defense - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 17, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 23: An Opening Day Preview?

Sunday afternoon could prove to be an Opening Day preview for Pittsburgh Pirates fans Sunday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates will host the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox at LEXOM Park in Bradenton. In their 23rd game of the Grapefruit League season, the Pirates will roll with a lineup that could prove to be […] Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 23: An Opening Day Preview? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 16, 2019

Nick Burdi Has Seized Opportunity This Spring With The Pittsburgh Pirates

Young reliever Nick Burdi has seized the opportunity the Pittsburgh Pirates have given him this spring and he is running with it Earlier this week, I covered how no one is seizing the opportunity being presented at shortstop or as the Pittsburgh Pirates fifth starting pitcher. This is not true for right-handed relief pitcher Nick […] Nick Burdi Has Seized Opportunity This Spring With The Pittsburgh Pirates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 16, 2019

How Josh Bell can Bounce Back for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019

After struggling at times in 2018, how can Josh Bell bounce back for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019? After a stellar 2017 campaign, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell looked to be a future star. He finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting, clubbing 26 home runs, 90 RBI and a .800 OPS. […] How Josh Bell can Bounce Back for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Mar 15, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Legend Dick Groat Retiring From Sports

There once was a Pittsburgh Pirates player who was a two-sport athlete that played both baseball and basketball.  He is officially retiring from sports. Many years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a player by the name of Dick Groat.  Groat was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1930.  He went on to star as a two-sport […] Pittsburgh Pirates Legend Dick Groat Retiring From Sports - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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

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