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Bleed Cubbie Blue 5 hours ago
Know your enemy: Pittsburgh Pirates

Know your enemy: Pittsburgh Pirates

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports You’re not going to recognize a lot of these guys. At last year’s All-Star break, the Pirates were 44-45 and just 2½ games behind the first-place Cubs in the N.L. Central. Then not only the proverbial wheels, but everything else, fell off. The Cubs swept the Pirates at Wrigley Field coming out of the break, part of a 4-25 (!) run that put the Bucs well out of contention. They didn’t really make any deadline deals — the only major one involved Corey Dickerson’s departure. Francisco Cervelli, a solid catcher in Pittsburgh for several years, was...
Rum Bunter 5 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Do Not Forget about Pitcher Tom Koehler

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed a pitcher last offseason knowing he would miss all of 2019 due to surgery.  He is back and apparently healthy for the 2020 season. Over the last few years, it has become more and more common for teams to sign free-agent pitchers who are recovering from Tommy-John surgery.  Pitchers like Nathan […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Do Not Forget about Pitcher Tom Koehler - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 7 hours ago
Travis Williams talks progress made, the Pirates' future and 'cracking the code'

Travis Williams talks progress made, the Pirates' future and 'cracking the code'

Pirates president Travis Williams chatted with the Post-Gazette on Wednesday about changes made and where the Pirates go from here.
Rum Bunter 12 hours ago

Four Low Risk, High Reward Pitchers the Pittsburgh Pirates Should Take a Chance on

The Pittsburgh Pirates could still be open to adding more pitching depth. These four options are still sitting on the market. Last season, one of the biggest problems the Pittsburgh Pirates faced was a lack of pitching depth. This really hurt them considering the countless injuries in the rotation and the bullpen. Pitchers such as […] Four Low Risk, High Reward Pitchers the Pittsburgh Pirates Should Take a Chance on - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gregory Polanco focused on defensive improvements in 2020

Gregory Polanco focused on defensive improvements in 2020

Plus: notes from Bradenton on Mitch Keller, Keone Kela and Josh Bell
How Carlos Beltran (legally) helped Joe Musgrove improve

How Carlos Beltran (legally) helped Joe Musgrove improve

Joe Musgrove changed how he throws the ball, shortening his arm action. In an indirect way, he has Carlos Beltran to thank.
Rum Bunter Feb 18, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: Spring Training Edition 1.0

Welcome back to the Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag – the Spring Training edition 1.0! Can Ke’Bryan Hayes break Spring Training with the MLB club? Should the team look to add more depth players? Does the team need more left-handed pitching? And more in this week’s Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag. As always, thank you to everyone who submitted […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: Spring Training Edition 1.0 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates personnel hold fantasy camp for Florida youths with special needs

Pirates personnel hold fantasy camp for Florida youths with special needs

"It's important for us to be here," Kyle Crick said. "This is by far one of the coolest things we'll do all year.”
Rum Bunter Feb 18, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates Players Fighting for a Roster Spot in Spring Training

With time and options running out for these players, they are the ones with the most on the line to lose roster spots for the Pittsburgh Pirates upcoming 2020 season. In Spring Training, every team brings in many prospects. But many have sat on the 40-man roster for the past few seasons, and haven’t yet […] Pittsburgh Pirates Players Fighting for a Roster Spot in Spring Training - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Ron Shelton relishes 'indescribable' moment of watching his son work

Ron Shelton relishes 'indescribable' moment of watching his son work

It’s easy to see how proud Ron Shelton is of his son, Pirates manager Derek Shelton.
Pirates' first full-squad workout pushes new culture to center stage

Pirates' first full-squad workout pushes new culture to center stage

Derek Shelton’s message: Be intentional with your work, but also make sure you have some fun while doing it.
Rum Bunter Feb 17, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates: Ben Cherington Discusses Payroll

The Pittsburgh Pirates new General Manager, Ben Cherington, met with members of the media over the weekend.  He discussed the team’s payroll and potential payroll going forward. The hot topic that will always surround the Pittsburgh Pirates is payroll.  The team currently owns the lowest payroll in baseball and has been trending in that direction […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Ben Cherington Discusses Payroll - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Feb 17, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates Position Rundown: Centerfield

Centerfield was a position the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have to worry about for years. But after the Starling Marte trade, what does the future of the position hold? For the first time in over a decade, the Pittsburgh Pirates will enter 2020 with a not-so-pretty answer in center field. From 2009 to 2017, Andrew McCutchen […] Pittsburgh Pirates Position Rundown: Centerfield - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates writers debate Rob Manfred’s address, sign-stealing mess

Pirates writers debate Rob Manfred’s address, sign-stealing mess

Pirates writers Jason Mackey and Nubyjas Wilborn debate MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s presser on baseball’s sign-stealing scandal.

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