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Aug 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Promote Pitching Prospect Max Kranick to Bristol

The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted pitching prospect Max Kranick to Short-Season A Bristol.  The minor league starter was pitching in the Gulf Coast League. After a delayed start to his season, and three starts in the Gulf Coast League, Max Kranick has been promoted to Bristol.  Kranick will join Travis MacGregor and Braeden Ogle, the other two high […] Pittsburgh Pirates Promote Pitching Prospect Max Kranick to Bristol - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 18, 2017

Joaquin Benoit and Wade LeBlanc Must Go

The Pittsburgh Pirates need to make some changes to their bullpen All season long the bullpen has been an issue for the Pittsburgh Pirates. While Felipe Rivero has become one of the best relievers in baseball, Juan Nicasio has been a fine setup man, and George Kontos and A.J. Schugel have done a nice job […] Joaquin Benoit and Wade LeBlanc Must Go - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Start Homestand With Fifth Consecutive Loss

With the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates on life support, they began a vital eight game homestand on Thursday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates started a four game series at PNC Park with their division rival St. Louis Cardinals. Due to a rain delay, the game started 20 minutes late. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Start Homestand With Fifth Consecutive Loss - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2017

Pirates Place Francisco Cervelli on the Disabled List

The disabled list grew for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday evening Two days after placing right fielder Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, catcher Francisco Cervelli is joining him. On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed Francisco Cervelli on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 14th, with wrist inflammation. Francisco […] Pirates Place Francisco Cervelli on the Disabled List - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at the Team’s Offensive Numbers

Analysis: The Pittsburgh Pirates have had trouble keeping any offensive consistency this season.  Let’s take a look at where they rank statistically so far. The Pittsburgh Pirates have had one of the most up and down offensive seasons by any team in the league this season.  The Bucs saw Andrew McCutchen start off slow and then become […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at the Team’s Offensive Numbers - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates road trip report card for 8/9 – 8/16

Another Pirates road trip is in the books. This week, the Bucs traveled to Detroit for two games with the Tigers, then to the great white north for three with the Toronto Blue Jays, and finally to Milwaukee for two more with the Brewers. Boy, was this stretch an ugly one. After an encouraging end […] Pittsburgh Pirates road trip report card for 8/9 – 8/16 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Finish Road Trip with Fourth Consecutive Loss

On Wednesday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their fourth consecutive game The Pittsburgh Pirates had been 51-11 when scoring 4+ runs in a game this season. Unfortunately, this is now 51-12. Despite grabbing an early 4-0 lead, a 5-4 lead, and a 6-5 lead the Pittsburgh Pirates were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday […] Pittsburgh Pirates Finish Road Trip with Fourth Consecutive Loss - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2017

The Pirates Offense And The Need To Reevaluate Approach

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a struggling offense, and part of the problem is they have no distinct advantage and are lacking in power. The Pirates have an on-base valued approach,, and it worked well from 2014-16.  The Pirates posted wOBA’s of .336, .322, and .327 in those years, compared to the league non pitchers of […] The Pirates Offense And The Need To Reevaluate Approach - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2017

Austin Meadows Returns to Action at Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ top prospect returned to action at Triple-A on Tuesday night Outfielder Austin Meadows is one of the top hitting prospects in all of baseball. This makes him the top hitting prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. However, much of this season he has battled hamstring issues. After spending time on the minor […] Austin Meadows Returns to Action at Triple-A - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2017

2017 West Virginia Black Bears All-Stars

All-star nods rack up for the Pittsburgh Pirates short-season affiliate the West Virginia Black Bears. Five West Virginia Black Bears will represent the south division in The New York Penn League all-star game. Pitchers A pair of hurlers will represent West Virginia.  Right handed pitcher Adam Oller and Left hander Ike Schlabach.  Oller was drafted […] 2017 West Virginia Black Bears All-Stars - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Suffer Frustrating Lose vs Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates started a vital stretch with a loss on Tuesday night The Pittsburgh Pirates entered Tuesday night’s game 4.5 games out of first place in the National League Central. However, 34 of their next 38 (now 33 of 37) are against the division. This vital stretch began at Miller Park on Tuesday night. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Suffer Frustrating Lose vs Brewers - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2017

Pirates Place Gregory Polanco on Disabled List Once Again

After tweaking his hamstring in Toronto on Saturday afternoon, Gregory Polanco finds himself on the disabled list for a third time this season. 2017 has been a miserable season for Gregory Polanco. For the third time this season, Polanco is now on the disabled list due to a left hamstring issue. Quite honestly, the best […] Pirates Place Gregory Polanco on Disabled List Once Again - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Is it time to Promote Will Craig?

The minor league season is quickly coming to an end.  Just after midway through the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a lot of minor league promotions.  However, Will Craig has not been promoted yet. Around the middle of the season we often see teams make a lot of roster moves in their minor league system, […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Is it time to Promote Will Craig? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Look to Continue Success vs Milwaukee Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-3 against the Milwaukee Brewers this season, can that success continue this week? After what seemed like a lifetime’s worth of struggles against the Milwaukee Brewers, especially at Miller Park, the tides have turned for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. So far this season, the two teams have played three series. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Look to Continue Success vs Milwaukee Brewers - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2017

An Internal Retool of the Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

The 2017 season has not been an easy one for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen. However, some internal retooling could improve the Pirate ‘pen. When the Pittsburgh Pirates made the postseason in three consecutive seasons from 2013-2015 a big reason why was a great bullpen each season. A big reason why the Bucs missed the postseason […] An Internal Retool of the Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More