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Pittsburgh Pirates: Comparable Deal for James Paxton

The Pittsburgh Pirates are always looking for controllable players.  Could the team have gotten the prize pitcher on the trade block? Although the Pittsburgh Pirates do not have a glaring hole in their rotation, teams always look to bring in as much quality starting pitching as possible. This is especially true for players who are […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Comparable Deal for James Paxton - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Changes Joe Musgrove Made In 2018 That Led To His Success

2018 was a huge step forward for Joe Musgrove in his development as a starting pitcher, and a large reason for his improvements was his pitch selection When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Joe Musgrove as the centerpiece of the Gerrit Cole trade last offseason many fans were upset. Being upset was an understandable response. After all, […] Changes Joe Musgrove Made In 2018 That Led To His Success - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look Back at Prospect Erik Gonzalez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a potential new shortstop on their club for 2019.  Let’s take a look at who he was as a prospect. Just a few days ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a five player trade to bring in a new infielder and a couple of prospects.  The team sent out infielder Max Moroff […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look Back at Prospect Erik Gonzalez - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Erik Gonzalez Is Swinging A Hot Bat In The Dominican Winter League

The newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates is currently one of the hottest hitters in the Dominican Winter League On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired utility infielder Erik Gonzalez from the Cleveland Indians in a five-player trade. Currently, Gonzalez is playing for the Liga de Beisbol in the Dominican Winter League. 13 games into the […] Erik Gonzalez Is Swinging A Hot Bat In The Dominican Winter League - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Where Could Erik Gonzalez Fit In With The 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates?

Where could the newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates fit in with the team moving forward? On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a five-player trade with the Cleveland Indians. This was the first trade of the offseason for general manager Neal Huntington and the Pirates. You can read the full details on that trade here. By […] Where Could Erik Gonzalez Fit In With The 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza

The Pittsburgh Pirates swung a five player trade yesterday with the Indians.  The team sent out two players and got three back, including two prospects. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates made one of the first significant trades of the offseason.  While the deal itself did not have significant names in it, it did see multiple big […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates part with Jordan Luplow, Max Moroff in five-player trade with Cleveland

The Pirates acquired infielder Erik Gonzalez and minor-league righties Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza. 

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Pirates Rumors: Should Team Consider James Paxton

The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff already seems set for the 2019 season.  However, should they look to upgrade it still? This past trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a trade to bring in Chris Archer.  Part of the reason they made that deal was to help make a push in the 2018 season.  However, even […] Pirates Rumors: Should Team Consider James Paxton - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: November 13, 2018

Oh it’s time…it’s time…it’s…mailbag, time! Welcome back to the weekly Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag here at Rum Bunter! What left-handed relievers could the Pittsburgh Pirates target in free agency? Who might the Opening Day shortstop be? And more in this week’s mailbag! As always, thank you to everyone who submitted questions this week and participated. Now, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: November 13, 2018 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Jon Jay

Could a long time Pirate killer be a free agent target for the team this offseason? As of last Sunday, Major League Baseball free agency is underway. While no major moves have been made yet, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been active. Earlier this week they re-signed veteran infielder Jung Ho Kang to a one-year contract. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Jon Jay - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates make the right move in bringing back Jung Ho Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates decision to bring back Jung Ho Kang was the right move for the franchise. Last season, third base was disappointment for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With Jung Ho Kang once again unable to return stateside for the second consecutive year, Colin Moran was acquired in a trade, and given the keys to the […] Pittsburgh Pirates make the right move in bringing back Jung Ho Kang - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mailbag: Taillon, McCann, Bour, Kipnis, Gray, Schwarber

There are 12 questions and eleven answers in this week’s mailbag. Remember to send all your mailbag related correspondence to RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com. Chuck asks: Don’t hear much about Jameson Taillon. Any chance we could pry him away from the Pirates? I don’t get the sense the Pirates are willing to trade Taillon, […] The post Mailbag: Taillon, McCann, Bour, Kipnis, Gray, Schwarber appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Jung Ho Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first move in free agency this offseason by bringing back infielder Jung Ho Kang. A few days ago, the Pirates declined the option on infielder Jung Ho Kang, paying him a $250K buyout.  With Neal Huntington mentioning his hope of finding a middle ground and strong interest in bringing […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Jung Ho Kang - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: November 5, 2018

Oh, it’s time….it’s time….it’s, mailbag time! What will the team do with Pablo Reyes? Will they be active in free agency? And more in this week’s Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag. As always, thank you to everyone who submitted questions this week and participated. Now, let’s dive in! What will the pirates do with Pablo Reyes? — […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: November 5, 2018 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do With Nick Kingham?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a decision to make about one of their young right-handed pitchers this offseason During the offseason every MLB team has plenty of decisions to make. Who should they target in free agency? Who should they target in the trade market? What kind off contract offers should they make to free agents? […] What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do With Nick Kingham? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Sign Garrett Richards

Free agency is starting soon, and there’s an under the radar move the Pirates can make to position themselves better in the 2020 season. Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed zero Major League free agents to a contract.  With the way the team is currently structured, it would appear that the only free agents the […] The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Sign Garrett Richards - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Examining The Pittsburgh Pirates 40 Man Roster As The Offseason Begins

Examining the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 40 man roster as free agency and the MLB offseason looms 40 man roster turnover is commonplace during the MLB offseason. As the 2018-2019 MLB offseason prepares to rev up, the Pittsburgh Pirates currently have 37 players on their 40 man roster. This gives the team some flexibility as the offseason begins. When […] Examining The Pittsburgh Pirates 40 Man Roster As The Offseason Begins - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: DJ LeMahieu

The Pittsburgh Pirates could get creative in addressing their need for infield depth and right field help early in the season As everyone knows the Pittsburgh Pirates need help in right field with Gregory Polanco set to miss the first six or seven weeks of the 2019 season. Their best internal option is Adam Frazier, however, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: DJ LeMahieu - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Should the Team Have Kept David Freese

The Pittsburgh Pirates were very active at the trade deadline and at the August waiver deadline.  However, should they have not made one of those deals? Over the past few days, the Pittsburgh Pirates have declined options on two infielders in Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang.  The team did not feel that either player […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Should the Team Have Kept David Freese - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Asdrubal Cabrera

Could a veteran infielder be an offseason free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates? With MLB’s free agency set to kick into high gear on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing to look for infield help. While the team seems prepared to enter 2019 with Colin Moran at third base and Adam Frazier at second, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Asdrubal Cabrera - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MLB free agency starts Friday. Here's what the Pirates could look for.

The Pirates need a shortstop. And more runs. And a hitting coach.

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Jung Ho Kang Elects Free Agency

Even though Pittsburgh Pirates’ infielder Jung Ho Kang has elected free agency, that does not mean his Pirate career is over According to the transactions page on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ website, infielder Jung Ho Kang has elected free agency. This, obviously, would indicate that the team did not pick up Kang’s $5.5 million option for […] Jung Ho Kang Elects Free Agency - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason Trade Target: Nick Ahmed

Could the Pittsburgh Pirates look to the impending Arizona Diamondbacks fire sale to try and address their need at shortstop? It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates have plenty of questions surrounding the shortstop position. As you can read about here, a potential free agent target at the position could be the slick fielding Jose Iglesias. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason Trade Target: Nick Ahmed - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Tony Sipp

Could a veteran left-handed reliever be a free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason? The 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen should be excellent. However, their middle relief could use a boost. The ‘pen needs another left-handed reliever as well. Last week, we discussed ex-Pirate Justin Wilson as a possible free agent target to help the bullpen. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Tony Sipp - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Jose Iglesias

Could a veteran that was a one time trade target now become a free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason? As the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers prepare to do battle in Game 3 of the World Series tonight, Major League Baseball keeps getting closer to the start of free agency. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Jose Iglesias - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Gerardo Parra

Could a two time Gold Glove Award winner fill a hole for the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason? During the 2018 season, next to maybe catcher, no position group was better for the Pittsburgh Pirates than the outfield. The good news for the team is that each of three primary outfielders from 2018 are under contract for […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Gerardo Parra - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Justin Wilson

A reunion with a former reliever could be a smart move for the Pittsburgh Pirates to make this offseason Entering the offseason, Neal Huntington and the Pittsburgh Pirates have a few needs to address. One of the team’s needs entering the offseason is to add another left-handed pitcher to a deep, talented bullpen. With Felipe […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Justin Wilson - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More