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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Wade Miley

Could a veteran left-handed pitcher who spent 2018 in the National League Central be a fit for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019? In 24 days, pitchers and catchers will report to Bradenton. With this, Spring Training will be underway for the Pittsburgh Pirates. As Spring Training and the 2019 season approaches the team remains in […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Wade Miley - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: January 16th, 2019

It is that time once again here at Rum Bunter, mailbag time! When can the Pittsburgh Pirates expect Gregory Polanco to be ready? Does Tony Sipp make sense as a free agent target? And more in this week’s mailbag. As always, thank you to everyone who submitted questions this week and participated. Now, let’s dive […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: January 16th, 2019 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Tyler Eppler Goes Overseas

The Pittsburgh Pirates often try to find players in creative ways by going outside Major League Baseball to other countries.  They now have lost a prospect of their own. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed numerous players during Neal Huntington’s tenure from overseas.  The biggest move they have made when finding key free agents in different leagues […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Tyler Eppler Goes Overseas - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tuesday Bantering: Travis Snider signs with the Diamondbacks

That, and some absurdly priced premium tickets. Travis Snider, that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder from 2008 to 2011, is still going strong, signing a one-year minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s been assigned to the Reno Aces, Arizona’s triple-A affiliate. He last appeared in the majors in 2015 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and has suffered with injuries since. After electing free agency after the 2017 season, Snider tried his luck in independent baseball, signing with the Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks. He’ll turn 31 before the start of the 2019 season. In his...

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Could The Pittsburgh Pirates Catching Situation Hinge On Another Team’s Trade?

Could the 2019 catching situation for the Pittsburgh Pirates hinge on what the Miami Marlins do? Throughout the offseason there have been trade rumors swirling around Pittsburgh Pirates’ catcher Francisco Cervelli. Despite all of the rumors, for now, Cervelli remains a Pirate with the start of Spring Training now just 33 days away. Teams such […] Could The Pittsburgh Pirates Catching Situation Hinge On Another Team’s Trade? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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2019 Top 25 Mets Prospects: 22, Daniel Zamora

Coming in at 22 on our 2019 list is a left-hander who impressed in limited innings after making his MLB debut. 22. Daniel Zamora, LHP Height: 6’3”, Weight: 195 lbs. DOB: 04/15/93 (25) Acquired: Trade (Pittsburgh Pirates) Bats/Throws: L/L 2018: 40 G (1 GS), 51.2 IP, 37 H, 20 R, 20 ER (3.48 ERA), 16 BB, 69 K, .291 BABIP (Double-A) Zamora attended Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, California and posted a 1.96 ERA in 160.1 innings there, allowing 139 hits, walking 34, and striking out 131. As a senior, he posted a 2.67 ERA in 67.1 innings pitched, allowing 69 hits, walking 19,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Lining Up Trade Value With the San Francisco Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates have holes the team needs to fill for the 2019 season, and the San Francisco Giants have a player that could help the club for the next few seasons. After an offseason in which the San Francisco Giants brought in Evan Longoria and Andrew McCutchen, Bobby Evans lost his job as General […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Lining Up Trade Value With the San Francisco Giants - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Ervin Santana

Could a veteran right-handed starting pitcher be a free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates? As the offseason carries on the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to look for a fifth starting pitcher. The team has mentioned potentially using an opener this season, but, ultimately, their best option would be to add a fifth starting pitcher. Jordan […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Ervin Santana - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Trevor Williams Plays a Free Agent Joke

One of the more entertaining pitchers on the Pittsburgh Pirates staff had an opportunity to play a joke recently.  So what was it? As the Pittsburgh Pirates move along this offseason, it has been very slow in terms of Pittsburgh Pirates stories, with the team not making a move in nearly three weeks.  With that, there […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Trevor Williams Plays a Free Agent Joke - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Twins 2018-2019 Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Minnesota Twins 2018-2019 offseason is here. Here we explore who could be their trade partners as they look to return to the playoffs. With the Minnesota Twins looking to re-tool their roster this offseason, there are many moves to be made. The Twins could go in two different directions, either try to contend this […] Minnesota Twins 2018-2019 Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Pittsburgh Pirates - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Heyman: Rangers have interest in Josh Harrison

Jon Heyman says the Rangers are among the teams with interest in free agent infielder Josh Harrison Texas Rangers rumors: Josh Harrison, a free agent infielder who has spent his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, has attracted interest from the Rangers, as well as a number of other teams, per Jon Heyman on Twitter. Harrison predominantly played second base for the Pirates in 2018, but over the course of his career has also played a fair amount of third base, with occasional appearances in the outfield and at shortstop. A righthanded hitter, Harrison had a down year in 2018, slashing...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Could Cervelli to the Dodgers Still Happen?

The Pittsburgh Pirates rumors have floated around their catcher all offseason. Could there still be a trade coming? One of the long-lasting Pittsburgh Pirates rumors this offseason has been a potential trade of catcher Francisco Cervelli.  Around the Winter Meetings, it was reported that the Bucs had received interest from the Houston Astros, New York […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Could Cervelli to the Dodgers Still Happen? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Drew Pomeranz

Could a veteran lefty, who would also classify as the team’s latest reclamation project, be a free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates? As the Major League Baseball offseason carries on the Pittsburgh Pirates remain in the market for starting pitching help. After trading Ivan Nova to the Chicago White Sox, the Bucs find themselves […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Drew Pomeranz - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pirates trade Ivan Nova to the White Sox

The White Sox bolster their rotation by making a trade with the Pirates, acquiring veteran right-hander Ivan Nova About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists