9:31 PM EDT, Sat March 25, 2017
3 hours ago

Tyler Glasnow Puts Together Another Strong Start

Tyler Glasnow is one step closer to Pittsburgh On Saturday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Detroit Tigers by a score of 5-4. Tyler Glasnow started for the Pirates and put together his second consecutive start. It is possible he has become the guy to beat for the final spot in the Pirate rotation. At this […] Tyler Glasnow Puts Together Another Strong Start - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
10 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training News And Notes: March 25

The latest news from Pittsburgh Pirates’ Spring Training down in Bradenton The start of the regular season is almost here. In just nine days the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Fenway Park in Boston to start a three-game series with the Red Sox. This will make the next nine days very busy for the Pirates. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training News And Notes: March 25 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
19 hours ago

Constructing The Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

How should Clint Hurdle construct the everyday lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season? The Pittsburgh Pirates have been one of the National League’s best offensive teams the past three seasons. Since the start of the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 2,108 runs. This is good for the fifth most runs scored in […] Constructing The Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jose Quintana Price Still Very High

Rumors: Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is still said to be available.  However, for the Pittsburgh Pirates to acquire him, the cost is likely still too great. A few days ago, Yahoo! Sports writer Jeff Passan reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of a few teams still checking in on Jose Quintana this […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jose Quintana Price Still Very High - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 24, 2017

Who Will Fill Out The Pittsburgh Pirates Bench Opening Day?

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training competition for the fifth starter rotation spot has been highly disappointing and uneventful, but the competition for the remaining bench spots on the major league roster has been the exact opposite. Who will the Pirates choose to fill their last offensive roster spots on Opening Day? At most, the Pittsburgh Pirates […] Who Will Fill Out The Pittsburgh Pirates Bench Opening Day? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 23, 2017

Gregory Polanco Named To All-World Baseball Classic Team

Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder Gregory Polanco has received some recognition for his outstanding showing at the World Baseball Classic Pittsburgh Pirates’ left fielder Gregory Polanco was a member of Team Dominican Republic in the recently finished World Baseball Classic. Polanco was one of the best hitters in a loaded Dominican lineup. Due to his performance, Polanco […] Gregory Polanco Named To All-World Baseball Classic Team - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking 12-7

Over the last few weeks, we have been breaking down our top 30 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Next up will be numbers 12-7, with three players who can help contribute this season, former first rounds picks, and a player the club acquired in a trade. Neal Huntington had to build up the farm system when he became the […] Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking 12-7 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen and Harrison are WBC Champions

Breaking News: The Championship Game took place last night for the World Baseball Classic.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had two players in the stadium. Entering the World Baseball Classic, the Dominican Republic were the heavy favorites to win the tournament. They had an all-star lineup which included a couple Pittsburgh Pirates in Starling Marte and Gregory […] Pittsburgh Pirates: McCutchen and Harrison are WBC Champions - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Reportedly Still in on Jose Quintana

Other than Andrew McCutchen, the most talked about rumor around the Pittsburgh Pirates this off-season had to do with a certain starting pitcher. When the White Sox traded Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox, it showed that the South-Siders were serious about starting a complete rebuild.  Sale had three years of relatively cheap control, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Reportedly Still in on Jose Quintana - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 22, 2017

The Next Two Days Could Be Key In Setting The Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation

The Pittsburgh Pirates have not yet announced who their fifth starting pitcher will be, but the next two days could go a long way toward helping the Pirate brass make their decision. As has been discussed many times on this site the biggest battle in Spring Training for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year is the battle […] The Next Two Days Could Be Key In Setting The Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 22, 2017

Despite Strong Spring, Gift Ngoepe Has No Spot On Pirate Roster

Despite having a scorching hot spring at the plate, utility infielder Gift Ngoepe still has no spot on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ roster. Every year in Spring Training each Major League team has a player or two that comes out of seemingly nowhere to have a great month offensively. This year in Spring Training Jose Osuna […] Despite Strong Spring, Gift Ngoepe Has No Spot On Pirate Roster - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Assessing Outfield Depth

Over the last few years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had many of their young, talked about prospects make the big leagues.  This has been exciting to see, as many of them have worked out.  However, what is left in the minor leagues? One thing that has remained constant over Neal Huntington’s tenure as Pittsburgh Pirates […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Assessing Outfield Depth - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen: The Changeup

Analysis: AJ Schugel became a Pittsburgh Pirate on January 19, 2016, when the team selected him off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.  Felipe Rivero came over from the Washington Nationals in the Mark Melancon deal on July 30, 2016.  Tony Watson has been a mainstay in the bullpen for the Pirates since his debut in 2011. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen: The Changeup - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Spring Notes on Meadows and Weiss

With the World Baseball Classic going on over the last two weeks the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten to take extended looks at some minor league prospects. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their whole outfield, catcher, and starting second baseman to the World Baseball Classic.  Due to the conflicting schedule between the tournament and Spring Training, the Pittsburgh […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Spring Notes on Meadows and Weiss - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 23

The Pittsburgh Pirates play their 23rd Grapefruit League game on Monday afternoon Today, Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Port Charlotte to do battle against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Pirates will be looking to get back into the win column after tying the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM. Jameson […] Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit League Game 23 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More