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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Hector Noesi To A Minor League Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates added to their bullpen depth for 2020 by signing a veteran reliever to a minor league contract on Tuesday evening At the MLB Winter Meetings, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington made a minor signing on Tuesday. Cherington and the Pirates agreed to a minor league contract with relief pitcher Hector Noesi, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Hector Noesi To A Minor League Contract - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cherington: Pirates want to add more than just catching

Speaking Tuesday, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said it’s not just catching he would like to add.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Target: Outfielder Clint Frazier

According to multiple sources, the New York Yankees are shopping 24 year-old Clint Frazier this winter. With a new General Manager at the Winter Meetings this off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates should target the corner outfielder. Whether the Pittsburgh Pirates trade Startling Marte or not, the team must plan for his departure, unless they uncharacteristically resign […] Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Target: Outfielder Clint Frazier - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Joe Musgrove thinks the Pirates have ‘new energy and life’

Joe Musgrove stopped by the MLB Winter Meetings on Monday to, among other things, chat with general manager Ben Cherington.

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How a year in Toronto may have changed Derek Shelton’s career

Derek Shelton charted a new path, and it brought him closer to his new boss, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Set To Introduce New Manager Derek Shelton

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to officially start a new on field era on Wednesday morning when they introduce their new manager at PNC Park At 11:30 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates will officially start a new era. As their offseason of change continues, the team is set to officially announce Derek […] Pittsburgh Pirates Set To Introduce New Manager Derek Shelton - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Links: The holiday season is here

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via The weather has been cooling down but the hot stove has been cooking on high. The holiday season is here and in full gear, and for Tigers fans, the biggest gift so far has been the hiring of former Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Tom Price as manager for the Toledo Mud Hens — one that might feel like a lump of coal to some. Meanwhile, although there are no former Tigers worth voting for on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot, there are still hopes that Santa (a.k.a. the Modern Era Committee) delivers a Sweet Lou Whitaker induction, and Miguel Cabrera...

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Tom Prince named manager of Toledo Mud Hens

Photo by Justin Berl/ The Pirates bench coach will take over the Tigers Triple-A club On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that former Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Tom Prince would be the new manager of the Toledo Mud Hens. The Tigers Triple-A franchise was previously managed by Doug Mientkiewicz in 2018 and 2019, but was not brought back for the 2020 season. Tom Prince fits the model of many baseball managers: former catcher, with 17 years of play under his belt, the bulk of them spent with the Pittsburgh Pirates, turned minor league manager, turned major league bench coach. He...

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PODCAST: Can the Pirates' new manager solve the team's old problems?

What does Derek Shelton need to do for the Pirates to succeed? And is Starling Marte really done with Pittsburgh?

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Pittsburgh Pirates Hire Steve Sanders as Assistant GM

Ben Cherington has hired Steve Sanders as the Pittsburgh Pirates new Assistant GM according to reports.  Sanders comes over from the Toronto Blue Jays. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Toronto Blue Jays Director of Amateur Scouting Steve Sanders as assistant general manager.  Sanders, 31, has been serving in his role […] Pittsburgh Pirates Hire Steve Sanders as Assistant GM - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Steve Sanders joining Pirates from Blue Jays

Sanders will assume an assistant general manager position on Ben Cherington’s staff, according to multiple sources.

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Candidates for Pitching Coach

On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced Derek Shelton as the 41st manager in franchise history.  Shelton comes over from the Minnesota Twins after serving as the team’s bench coach for the past two seasons.  Shelton will be introduced in a press conference on Wednesday. One of Shelton’s first priorities is to fill out his staff.  […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Candidates for Pitching Coach - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: It’s time for Bob Nutting to open checkbook

With the hiring of new General Manager Ben Cherington, it’s now time for Pittsburgh Pirates Owner Bob Nutting to put more financial resources into his baseball team. To be fair, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been calling for Nutting, who became the team’s principal owner in 2007, to raise the team’s payroll for nearly a decade. […] Pittsburgh Pirates: It’s time for Bob Nutting to open checkbook - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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No matter the market, new Pirates manager Derek Shelton wants to learn

Derek Shelton’s desire to learn has served him well in a few small markets. It should again come into play with the Pirates.

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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Derek Shelton Hired as Manager

The Pittsburgh Pirates have finally found their new manager for the upcoming season.  After a long process, Derek Shelton was announced as the new manager. Going into the offseason, the biggest question mark for the Pittsburgh Pirates was who would be managing the team going forward.  Clint Hurdle was fired at the end of the […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Derek Shelton Hired as Manager - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: A Closer Look at Derek Shelton

The Pittsburgh Pirates finally have a new manager in Derek Shelton.  Let’s take a closer look at Shelton and what he has done to get to this point. Earlier today, new GM Ben Cherington and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they hired Derek Shelton as the 41st manager in franchise history.  Shelton, 49, comes to […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Closer Look at Derek Shelton - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Catcher Jason Castro

As the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to hunt for a new catcher, could veteran Jason Castro be the answer? General manager Ben Cherington has a lot of needs he must address for the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason. One of the biggest needs he must address is the catcher position. After being among the best teams in […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Catcher Jason Castro - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets managerial finalist Derek Shelton hired to manage Pirates

Shelton, 49, was a finalist for Mets manager along with Carlos Beltran and Eduardo Perez before the job went to Beltran.

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Pirates: Derek Shelton Makes Most Sense As Next Manager

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ search for their next manager seems to be coming to an end and finalist Derek Shelton is a perfect fit. It’s been an offseason full of change for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After firing manager Clint Hurdle, the team also decided it was time to clean house on the front office side of […] Pirates: Derek Shelton Makes Most Sense As Next Manager - City of Champions - City of Champions - A site dedicated to covering Pittsburgh Sports

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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Dario Agrazal Traded To Detroit

Albeit a minor one, Ben Cherington has swung his first trade as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates Last Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates officially named Ben Cherington as the team’s new general manager. His first string of roster moves came two days later when he added five players to the 40-man roster to protect them […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Dario Agrazal Traded To Detroit - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Managerial Update: Down to Two Candidates

The Pittsburgh Pirates managerial search seems like it could be coming to an end.  The team is apparently down to two candidates. With Ben Cherington and Travis Williams in place, the one position that has remained unfilled for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the team’s manager.  The search started not long after the 2019 season ended, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Managerial Update: Down to Two Candidates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Five Intriguing Facts About New Pittsburgh Pirates GM Ben Cherington

The Pittsburgh Pirates recently hired their new General Manager, Ben Cherington. While we wait for Cherington to determine the direction the team will take during the off-season and into the 2020 season, let’s look at some intriguing facts about the new hire. 1. Ben Cherington is the first GM the Pirates have hired that has […] Five Intriguing Facts About New Pittsburgh Pirates GM Ben Cherington - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What Could A Starling Marte Trade With The New York Mets Look Like?

Reports are that the New York Mets are interested in trading for Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte. What could a potential trade between the two teams look like? As new general manager Ben Cherington prepares to embark on his first offseason on the job for the Pittsburgh Pirates one of his biggest decisions this […] What Could A Starling Marte Trade With The New York Mets Look Like? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: The Mets Interested In Starling Marte

If there is one thing that is expected from the Pittsburgh Pirates this off-season, it is trading outfielder Starling Marte.  The first rumor has surfaced regarding the all-star outfielder. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a new General Manager in place and if anything it could lead to quite a few trade possibilities.  Ben Cherington is in […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: The Mets Interested In Starling Marte - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason Simulation: Two Signings and a Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a lot of action already this offseason with trying to find a new front office.  What could they look to do with the roster this offseason? For the last few years, the MLB Division at FanSided has put together an offseason simulation with the sites playing General Manager.  I am in […] Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason Simulation: Two Signings and a Trade - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Former Mets GM Jim Duquette has a questionable Starling Marte trade proposal

Former New York Mets General Manager Jim Duquette shared a questionable trade proposal involving Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte. Jim Duquette’s time as New York Mets General Manager didn’t last long. He is best known for trading away star prospect Scott Kazmir to the Tampa Bay Rays for Victor Zambrano. Kazmir had a successful career […] Former Mets GM Jim Duquette has a questionable Starling Marte trade proposal - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason Simulation: Signing Wade Miley

With already completing a trade to in this year’s MLB FanSided offseason simulation, it was time to head to the free agent market to find a way to improve the team. For the last few years, the MLB Division at FanSided has put together an offseason simulation with the sites playing General Manager.  I am […] Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason Simulation: Signing Wade Miley - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Derek Shelton and Mark Kotsay Still in the Mix

The Pittsburgh Pirates are still looking to fill their manager void.  Even with a new General Manager, the team is still considering some of the same candidates. Heading into the offseason, Pittsburgh Pirates fans were under the assumption that the team would be looking to find a new manager and pitching coach.  Instead, after a […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Derek Shelton and Mark Kotsay Still in the Mix - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Joe Maddon is Ejected in the Cubs' game against the Pirates

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