3:18 AM EDT, Sat April 29, 2017
4 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Take Game 1 Of Weekend Series In Miami

On Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates started their six game road trip with a dominating win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 10-12 this season. This includes now being 4-6 on the road. They have also now won back-to-back games. On Friday night, the Pirates blasted the Miami Marlins […] Pittsburgh Pirates Take Game 1 Of Weekend Series In Miami - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 30 Prospect Stat Update 4/28

Once a week there will be a Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects roundup on the minor leaguers in the Pirate’s farm system and their stats. With the minor league season being 3 weeks in, it is a good time to start paying attention to the stats posted thus far by the Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects. Below […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 30 Prospect Stat Update 4/28 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
20 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Road Trip Report Card #1

  The Pittsburgh Pirates had a recent road trip.  Here is a grading style report card on how they performed away from PNC Park so far. Hello, all. Welcome to the first edition of what I hope to become part of the Rum Bunter routine, and that is my “report card” series. Every time a […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Road Trip Report Card #1 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Andrew McCutchen Is On His Way Back

Andrew McCutchen is on his way back to being, as Clint Hurdle once called him, the ‘baddest dude in the league’ At the start of the 2016 season, Andrew McCutchen was viewed as one of the best players in Major League Baseball. He was every bit of a superstar, and, in many ways, was viewed […] Andrew McCutchen Is On His Way Back - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 27, 2017

Tony Watson Is Doing Just Fine As Closer

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Tony Watson has appeared to be dancing out of rain drops all season long in the ninth inning.  However, a deeper look into the numbers shows that might not really paint the correct picture. Tony Watson has allowed one run all year, that coming on a wind-blown home at Wrigley Field off […] Tony Watson Is Doing Just Fine As Closer - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 27, 2017

Be Patient with Josh Bell

The Pirates have made headlines throughout the 2016 offseason and into 2017, but one contant that remains is the crop of prospects that have developed throughout Neal Huntington’s tenure. The Pirates have worked to build a deeper farm system since exhausting the talents of the mid-2000s teams that did not result in much to remember. […] Be Patient with Josh Bell - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 26, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Roster Moves: Gift Ngoepe Up

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Gift Ngoepe from Triple A Indianapolis and have optioned relief pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas. The Pittsburgh Pirates defense has gotten off to a rough start in 2017.  The club currently ranks 28th in defensive runs saved, -9 and the Pirates second baseman have a combined six errors, most in baseball.  With […] Pittsburgh Pirates Roster Moves: Gift Ngoepe Up - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 26, 2017

Gerrit Cole Is Rounding Back Into Ace Form

Gerrit Cole is once again anchoring the Pirate rotation Entering the season, some Pirate fans had questions about Gerrit Cole. This was largely due to Cole struggling through elbow tendinitis over the course of the final two months of the 2016 season. As a result of this tendinitis, his results suffered. Cole’s first two starts […] Gerrit Cole Is Rounding Back Into Ace Form - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 26, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Minor League Roundup April 25th

The Pittsburgh Pirates had three minor league affiliates play last night.  Like the Pittsburgh Pirates, none of the teams had a win. The Altoona Curve lost to the Erie SeaWolves for the second straight day.  Altoona struggles came on the mound and at the dish with runners on base.  The Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate only […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Minor League Roundup April 25th - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 26, 2017

The Pirates Need To Stay Away From Leonys Martin

Leonys Martin is not an answer for the Pirates Sunday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners designated veteran outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment. As soon as this news was announced, many Pirate fans started to clamor for the team to add Martin. However, they need to stay away. The reason for this clamoring is last Tuesday’s news […] The Pirates Need To Stay Away From Leonys Martin - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 25, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Promote Johnny Barbato; Bastardo DL

BREAKING NEWS: The Pittsburgh Pirates have made roster moves on back to back days, both being associated with trips to the disabled list. There it is, the move that many fans have waited for, well sort of.   According to Adam Berry, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat writer at MLB.com, Antonio Bastardo has been placed on […] Pittsburgh Pirates Promote Johnny Barbato; Bastardo DL - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 25, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Minor League Roundup April 24th

On Monday night the Pittsburgh Pirates had two minor league affiliates in action.  They were 1-1 on the day, both playing in tight games. The Altoona Curve needed 12 innings in their game against the Erie SeaWolves, however the Curve came away victorious.  The scored ended in a 3-1 decision with the Curve scoring two […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Minor League Roundup April 24th - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 24, 2017

Pirates Place Adam Frazier On 10-Day Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had to use the disabled list for the first time in the 2017 season Through the first 18 games of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates had not lost anyone to the disabled list. Unfortunately, this changed on Monday when the Pirates placed super utility man Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled […] Pirates Place Adam Frazier On 10-Day Disabled List - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Marte, Steroids, and Baseball Culture

Editorial: In this week’s edition of Monday Minute, we will take a look at some topics surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates. Issues such as Starling Marte, and an issue that plagues baseball. The biggest issue surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates this off-season was Jung-Ho Kang.  Now, the focus has shifted to Starling Marte.  Marte has been suspended for […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Marte, Steroids, and Baseball Culture - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Earn Series Victory Over New York Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates earned their third series victory of the season on Sunday afternoon Entering this weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates had played five series this season. All five of these series ended in a sweep, with the Pirates earn a pair of sweeps and being swept three times. Over the weekend, however, that changed. The […] Pittsburgh Pirates Earn Series Victory Over New York Yankees - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More