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Brandon Waddell Heating Up And Other Minor League Notes

A look around news from the minor league affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball players may currently be enjoying the All-Star Break, but the minor league break has already come and gone. With minor league games in full force this week there is news to cover from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor leagues. This […] Brandon Waddell Heating Up And Other Minor League Notes - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: All-Star Game on Tonight

Major League Baseball is currently on their All-Star break.  Tonight marks the 89th game with the title.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have one representative who is likely to appear. At the beginning of the 2018 MLB season, it seemed likely that the Pittsburgh Pirates would have had a few players in the All-Star running.  Players like […] Pittsburgh Pirates: All-Star Game on Tonight - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

What Has Driven The Emergence Of Elias Diaz?

Prior to the start of the 2018 season the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared to lack catcher depth behind starter Francisco Cervelli. However, Elias Diaz has emerged this season to provide the team with arguably the top catching duo in the National League. During the 2017 season catcher Elias Diaz got his first real taste of Major […] What Has Driven The Emergence Of Elias Diaz? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 16, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Keller, Hayes Perform at Future’s Game

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates saw two of their top prospects compete in the MLB Future’s Game.  This included Mitch Keller and Ke’Bryan Hayes. For many fans, yesterday represented the first time that they got to see two of the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects perform on TV.  A lot of the times with prospects there is all this […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Keller, Hayes Perform at Future’s Game - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 15, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: MLB Future’s Game is Today

The Pittsburgh Pirates have two top prospects that will be playing in the MLB Future’s Game today. Both will be on the United States’ team. The MLB Future’s Game always kicks off the All-Star Week festivities. The game has most of the top prospects from every level of the minor leagues.  The Pittsburgh Pirates saw […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: MLB Future’s Game is Today - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 14, 2018

The Back Of The Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen Is Really Good

The back of the bullpen has become a strength for the Pittsburgh Pirates A strong bullpen can help cover up a lot of warts for a Major League Baseball team. During the 2018 season the Pittsburgh Pirates have had an inconsistent bullpen that has caused many fans to find themselves clenching their teeth and wanting […] The Back Of The Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen Is Really Good - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 13, 2018

Austin Meadows, Super 2, and Baseball Ethics

Austin Meadows was recalled earlier than expected, with Starling Marte‘s injury the Pirates called up their top position prospect in May.  However, he hasn’t played much of late and will likely be optioned at the break. Austin Meadows ranked as the Pirates number two prospect on all sites.  Since being drafted in 2013, he has […] Austin Meadows, Super 2, and Baseball Ethics - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Timetable for Return

The Pittsburgh Pirates saw starting pitcher Chad Kuhl hit the disabled list at the end of June.  There is now a timetable for his return. This season the Pittsburgh Pirates have seen a lot of inconsistency from their starting rotation.  However, that was somewhat expected from a young pitching staff.  One of those pitchers is […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Timetable for Return - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Week in Review 7/6 – 7/12

The Pittsburgh Pirates went 4-3 this week. The Bucs had an embarrassing series against the Phillies, but did beat the Nationals at home. With a record of 44-49, the Pirates seem destined to be sellers at the trade deadline. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. The good, the bad, and the ugly for the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s […] Pittsburgh Pirates Week in Review 7/6 – 7/12 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 12, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: AAA and AA All-Star Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates saw a couple of their top prospects play yesterday in minor league all-star games.  This included the Triple-A and Double-A all-star games. Many feel that the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system is not as strong as it once was just a few years ago.  However, the organization still has one of the better […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: AAA and AA All-Star Games - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 12, 2018

Travis Swaggerty’s Professional Career Off To A Roaring Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2018 first round draft selection’s professional career could not be off to a much better start In last month’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates held the 10th overall draft pick. With this pick the Bucs selected University of South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty. The Pirates and Swaggerty quickly agreed to […] Travis Swaggerty’s Professional Career Off To A Roaring Start - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 11, 2018

A Look At The Pittsburgh Pirates Base Running

Base running is an area of the game that often gets overlooked, often taken for granted while the mistakes are overwhelming obvious and remembered.  Part of that falls on the third base coach, who can have aggressive sends or be too passive at times. Last Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, third base coach Joey Cora […] A Look At The Pittsburgh Pirates Base Running - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 11, 2018

Have The Pittsburgh Pirates Found A New Top Of The Lineup?

After struggling with the leadoff spot all season long it appears the Pittsburgh Pirates may have found an answer not just for leadoff but the entire top three in the lineup The leadoff spot has not been a successful one for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Seven different Pirate players have hit leadoff this season with […] Have The Pittsburgh Pirates Found A New Top Of The Lineup? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 10, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Team Can Improve By Selling

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently six games under .500 and even further away in the playoff standings.  Still, the team can actually improve by selling at this year’s deadline. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in a similar position that they have been in over the last two seasons.  The team has played some really good baseball this […] Pittsburgh Pirates: The Team Can Improve By Selling - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 9, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Win Series Opener Against The Nationals

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won two games in a row – yay! Following a 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 42-48 this season. The team’s second win in a row improves their record on their current 11-game homestand to 2-2. Playing in front of a national audience […] Pittsburgh Pirates Win Series Opener Against The Nationals - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More