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12 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates News: “Smart Pivot” to Sign Roberto Perez

The Pittsburgh Pirates recently made a couple of transactions dealing with the position of catcher. Did they make a good choice? Over this past weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates entered into what was at that point craziness in the offseason.  There was a lot of money spent and a lot of player movement over the last […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: “Smart Pivot” to Sign Roberto Perez - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
13 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Still in the Market for Starting Pitching

While meeting with the media on Wednesday night prior to the CBA expiring and Major League Baseball’s work stoppage beginning, general manager Ben Cherington told the media that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in the market for additional starting pitching help Entering the offseason one of the biggest needs for the Pittsburgh Pirates was starting […] Pittsburgh Pirates Still in the Market for Starting Pitching - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
16 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Debating a Richard Rodríguez Reunion

Former Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Ricard Rodríguez was recently non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves, so should the Bucs look into the right-hander? The Atlanta Braves non-tendered Richard Rodríguez during Tuesday’s non-tender deadline. It was only a couple of months ago that Rodríguez was considered one of the more premium relief pitchers on the trade market. The […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Debating a Richard Rodríguez Reunion - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 1, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB’s Lockout Could Be Shorter Than Most Think

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball looks like it will be heading for a work-stoppage, but the lockout could last much shorter than most think for a few important reasons. With MLB and the MLBPA’s collective bargaining agreement coming to a close, a lockout will definitely ensue. This will lead to […] Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB’s Lockout Could Be Shorter Than Most Think - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 1, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Possible Pitching Reunion from 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates need to fill out their pitching staff before the 2022 season.  Apparently, they have an interest in bringing back a reliever. One of the tougher trades the Pittsburgh Pirates made at the 2021 Trade Deadline was the last-minute deal that sent relief pitcher Richard Rodriguez to the Atlanta Braves.  The deal made […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Possible Pitching Reunion from 2021 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 1, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Five Former Late Round Draft Picks to Watch

Some of the Pittsburgh Pirates best prospects are early round draft picks, but let’s take a look at a few late round draft picks who deserve some attention. The Pittsburgh Pirates recent drafts have been pretty good ones. Since Ben Cherington has taken over, he’s added some very highly touted prospects to the system including […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Five Former Late Round Draft Picks to Watch - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 1, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Two Non-Tendered Pitchers Worth Pursuing

The Pittsburgh Pirates should be looking into these two pitchers that were non-tendered and became free agents on Tuesday evening Major League Baseball’s deadline to non-tender arbitration eligible players contract was 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday. This was moved up from the original deadline that was set to be this upcoming Thursday. This led to […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Two Non-Tendered Pitchers Worth Pursuing - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Non-Tendered

A busy two days of roster moves continued for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night when right-handed pitcher Chad Kuhl was non-tendered, making him a free agent Due to Major League Baseball’s CBA being set to expire at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday night, the non-tendered deadline was recently moved up from this upcoming Thursday […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Non-Tendered - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Catcher Roberto Pérez

One day after trading Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins the Pittsburgh Pirates addressed the catcher position by signing free agent Roberto Pérez Monday evening the Pittsburgh Pirates made their biggest move of the offseason thus far when they traded 2021 Gold Glove Award winning catcher Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins. This left the […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Catcher Roberto Pérez - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Grading the Jacob Stallings Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins for three players. Was the return for the Pirates worth what they gave up? As we approach the deadline for the CBA, teams are getting more and more aggressive to acquire pieces and sign players. Who knows how long the lockout will be, so […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Grading the Jacob Stallings Trade - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: ESPN Baseball Insider Rips Team Over Payroll

The Pittsburgh Pirates have notoriously spent very minimal over the better part of the last two decades.  Now they are being called out, again. If you are unaware, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the bottom 5 markets in all of Major League Baseball.  Because of this they are very much handcuffed compared to the […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: ESPN Baseball Insider Rips Team Over Payroll - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates Breakout Candidates: JT Brubaker vs Bryse Wilson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have many unproven players. Two potential breakout pitchers, JT Brubaker and Bryse Wilson, could have strong seasons in 2022. But which of the two has a higher potential? The Pittsburgh Pirates roster is filled with many unproven commodities. Some are young talents that are high-ranking prospects like Oneil Cruz, Roansy Contreras, and […] Pittsburgh Pirates Breakout Candidates: JT Brubaker vs Bryse Wilson - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Cody Ponce Released

Late Monday night the Pittsburgh Pirates capped off a busy day of roster moves by releasing right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce Monday was a busy a day around all of Major League Baseball. This is due to the CBA being set to expire later this week which causes a lockout to be looming. Among the many […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Cody Ponce Released - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Catchers to Target

Now that the Pittsburgh Pirates are in need of a catcher for the 2022 season here are three backstops that they could target to replace Jacob Stallings Monday was a busy day for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Among the moves the team made the biggest was trading 2021 National League Gold Glove Award winning catcher Jacob […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Catchers to Target - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Colin Moran Designated for Assignment

As a flurry of roster moves continued, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated first baseman Colin Moran for assignment on Monday evening Monday was a busy day around all of Major League Baseball. This came as no surprise as teams and players alike rush to get deals done before the CBA expires on Wednesday and the lockout […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Colin Moran Designated for Assignment - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community