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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Jason Martin Elects Free Agency

Friday afternoon, a player the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired in the Gerrit Cole trade elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster earlier in the offseason The past two seasons, outfielder Jason Martin has bounced between Triple-A and the Majors for the Pittsburgh Pirates. On October 30th, the Pirates outrighted Martin off of their […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Jason Martin Elects Free Agency - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: First Baseman C.J. Cron

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a platon first baseman for Colin Moran and C.J. Cron could provide power from the right side of the plate. Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates used a tandem of Josh Bell and Colin Moran at first base and designated hitter. Offensively, Moran had a career best year while Bell put […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: First Baseman C.J. Cron - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Domingo Santana

A long time NL Central rival could be a free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates as the team searches for outfield help and right-handed pop this offseason This offseason, general manager Ben Cherington will be looking to accomplish a lot for the Pittsburgh Pirates. While his biggest goal will be to trade some of […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Domingo Santana - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: It’s Time To Trade Steven Brault

Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher Steven Brault is coming off a career best season, but should he be traded this off season? One of the players the Pittsburgh Pirates have that has gotten some trade attention so far early in the offseason is left handed pitcher Steven Brault. Brault had a career year in 2020. Through 42.2 […] Pittsburgh Pirates: It’s Time To Trade Steven Brault - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets: FanSided’s Pirates blog has a trade idea for the Amazins

Should the New York Mets look to make a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates to land infielder Adam Frazier? The Robinson Cano suspension news was pretty big around the league. Fans of other teams eagerly perked up, hopeful they could maybe get involved. One example of this came from FanSided’s Pittsburgh Pirates blog, Rum Bunter, […] Mets: FanSided’s Pirates blog has a trade idea for the Amazins - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a platoon partner for Colin Moran at first base and Asdurbal Cabrera could be a nice addition for infield depth. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates used a tandem of Colin Moran and Josh Bell at first base and designated hitter. Moran put up career best numbers including a .247/.325/.472 line, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Joe Musgrove is the rotation solution the Yankees have been looking for

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Pirates pitcher broke out in 2020 and would slot in perfectly behind Gerrit Cole. Much has been made of the somewhat underwhelming 2021 free agency class. Charlie Morton is moving up in years, you can’t count on James Paxton to be on the field, and Trevor Bauer is, well, Trevor Bauer. The Yankees need to bolster the starting rotation, that’s not in doubt, but what if they didn’t have to dabble in free agency? The best pitcher available might be one on the trade market, Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove. Musgrove, who will be 28 on Opening...

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What’s next for the Pirates after setting their 40-man roster?

Who might the Pirates take in the Rule 5 draft? What about their starting rotation in 2021 or potential trades? Let’s take a look.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Starting Pitcher Chase Anderson

A veteran right-handed starting pitcher who is a free agent this offseason and looking to bounce back in 2021 could be targetted by the Pittsburgh Pirates This offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking to accomplish a few things. Most of all, they will be looking to trade some of their MLB talent in order […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Starting Pitcher Chase Anderson - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Examining Their Trade Pieces

The Pittsburgh Pirates will enter the 2020-2021 off season with a handful of trade pieces. Who’s names could we see come up in trade rumors this off season? So far, general manager Ben Cherington has made one large trade involving a bigger named player since taking over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He traded Starling Marte for […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Examining Their Trade Pieces - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Could Adam Frazier head to D.C.?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are likely looking to continue their rebuild this offseason.  Could this include dealing away their Gold Glove caliber second baseman? At one point last offseason, it seemed that the Pittsburgh Pirates were going to trade away Adam Frazier.  There were multiple reports that there were several teams interested in the left-handed hitting […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Could Adam Frazier head to D.C.? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Blue Jays: Arguing for a Bautista-like extension for Teoscar Hernandez

Once upon a time the Blue Jays were wise to preemptively extend Jose Bautista’s contract before he became a perennial All-Star. Should they consider the same with another breakout star in the making? One of the best trades the Blue Jays ever made was with the Pittsburgh Pirates in August of 2008 when they acquired […] Blue Jays: Arguing for a Bautista-like extension for Teoscar Hernandez - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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Pittsburgh Pirates: New York Mets Could Be A Trade Partner

Wednesday evening the New York Mets found out they will be without their second baseman for the 2021 season, this could make them an ideal trade partner for the Pittsburgh Pirates There is no doubt that the Pittsburgh Pirates will look to trade second baseman Adam Frazier this offseason. There are multiple teams that are […] Pittsburgh Pirates: New York Mets Could Be A Trade Partner - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Teams That Could Be Interested In Steven Brault

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Steven Brault’s name has come up in recent trade rumors. So, let’s tkae a look at some teams that could be interested in the lefty. Recently, rumors have surfaced that teams have been looking into Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Steven Brault. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in a rebuilding state so it makes […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Teams That Could Be Interested In Steven Brault - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates On This Day In History: A Fleece Of A Trade

On November 18, 1998, the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a trade with the Cleveland Indians that was one of the biggest fleece jobs in Pirate history For fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the late 1990s and early 2000s, there was no player that gave them more hope and was more fun to watch than Brian […] Pittsburgh Pirates On This Day In History: A Fleece Of A Trade - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh PIrates Rumors: Teams Showing Interest in Steven Brault

The Pittsburgh Pirates have their first trade rumors of the new offseason.  So what player is gaining interest on the market? This has been a long year to be a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The team endured one of their worst seasons in franchise history and there is no real high expectation for a […] Pittsburgh PIrates Rumors: Teams Showing Interest in Steven Brault - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Shortstop Freddy Galvis

Veteran shortstop Freddy Galvis could be a free agent target of the Pittbsurgh Pirates this offseason as they try to answer their question mark at shortstop Entering this offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have plenty of questions to answer. When it pertains to the 2021 season, their biggest question that will need answer may pertain […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Shortstop Freddy Galvis - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Liover Peguero Is The Shortstop Of The Future

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Liover Peguero last off season and he should be seen as the team’s shortstop of the future. Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates got a new general manager when they hired Ben Cherington. His first big trade was sending longtime outfielder Starling Marte to the Arizona Diamondbacks for 2019 first-round pick Brennan […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Liover Peguero Is The Shortstop Of The Future - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Targets: Chris Archer

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Pirates loss, Brewers gain? The Pittsburgh Pirates recently declined the $11M option on Chris Archer for 2021, making him a free agent. With that in mind, would it be conceivable that the Brewers sign the 32-year old hurler to be a part of their pitching staff? David Stearns has demonstrated interest in Chris Archer previously. Thankfully he did not pull the trigger on a trade for him in 2018, because what the Pirates gave up for him (Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, and Shane Baz) was an astronomical price. Now, however, Milwaukee could acquire his...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Five trade packages for Josh Bell

As the Pittsburgh Pirates look to be deep in a rebuild, star first baseman Josh Bell nears free agency. Where could the Pirates potentially trade Bell and what could they get in return? The Pirates are getting closer and closer to having to make a major decision on their star first baseman. Josh Bell will […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Five trade packages for Josh Bell - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Infielder Jedd Gyorko

If the Pittsburgh Pirates look into a platoon mate for Colin Moran, this long time divisional rival could be on the team’s radar. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates used a combination of Colin Moran and Josh Bell at first base and designated hitter. This produced mixed results. Although Bell struggled for the first half of […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Infielder Jedd Gyorko - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Kevin Pillar

A veteran defensive first outfielder could be a free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason as the team searches for outfield depth and help. As the offseason begins, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a question mark in center field. Bryan Reynolds could slide from left field to center field in 2021. Another option would […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Kevin Pillar - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Long Time Foe Could Be A Fit In Free Agency

Depending on how some other chips fall this offseason, a long time killer of the Pittsburgh Pirates could be a free agent fit for the Bucs. In late October, the St. Louis Cardinals decided to not pick up the team option for second baseman Kolten Wong. This made the long time foe of the Pittsburgh Pirates […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Long Time Foe Could Be A Fit In Free Agency - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Yankees 2020 Roster Report Cards: Gerrit Cole

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Worth every damn penny. It should go without saying, but if you’re investing $324 million in one player, it’s a risk, no matter how talented he might be. Fresh off a near-Cy Young season in 2019, expectations were sky-high when Gerrit Cole inked that deal with the Yankees last December. It was the end of a decade-plus journey for GM Brian Cashman to finally get the talented righty in the organization after both failing to sign him in the 2008 MLB Draft and seeing his offers rejected by the Pirates when Cole was on the trade market. The season might...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: A Former Bucco Who Could Help In Free Agency

This offseason the Pittsburgh Pirates will likely be in the search of bullpen help in free agency, one free agent who could help is a former Pirate reliever Every offseason, most MLB teams are in need of bullpen help. That certainly will apply to the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason. There is one free agent reliever […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Former Bucco Who Could Help In Free Agency - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Team Should Look To Reunite With J.A. Happ

With a lack of stability in their pitching staff, the Pittsburgh Pirates should reunite with veteran lefty J.A. Happ to provide some healthy innings for the team in 2021. At the 2015 trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired left-handed starter J.A. Happ. What looked like a small trade to help round out the back of […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Team Should Look To Reunite With J.A. Happ - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani

A long tiem National League Central foe could be a free agent target for the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason This offseason will be one of the strangest in MLB history. Due to lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, teams are looking to cut payroll and spend less than ever in free agency. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Not Projected To Sign Any Top 50 Free Agents By MLB Trade Rumors

With their yearly release of the top 50 free agents list, MLB Trade Rumors projects the Pittsburgh Pirates signing no top 50 players. Every offseason, the highly regarded and popular baseball news site, MLB Trade Rumors, releases their list of top 50 free agents for readers. Along with their top 50 list, they also include […] Pittsburgh Pirates Not Projected To Sign Any Top 50 Free Agents By MLB Trade Rumors - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Suspension Worthy Reds-Pirates Brawl and 2019 MLB Trade Deadline Mistakes | Time to Schein

Adam Schein reacts to a brawl erupting between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game on Tuesday night. Adam Schein also reviews 2019 MLB trade deadline mistakes.

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