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2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Starting Rotation

The Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitchers had periods where they flashes and periods in which they floundered.  The pitching as a whole was the youngest unit in the league in 2018, and this offseason they likely won’t make any changes. The Pittsburgh Pirates built their 2013-15 playoff run on the backs of starting pitching, but this […] 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Starting Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 8, 2018

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
Nov 7, 2018

2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Outfield

The Pittsburgh Pirates infield group in 2018 led to some disappointment, the Pirates outfield was strong.  The three starters will all be back again in 2019, so with the offseason starting this is one area the Pirates don’t need to look at. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfield looked different in 2018 than in previous years.  Starling […] 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Outfield - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 3, 2018

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
Oct 31, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Josh Harrison Bought Out

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first move of the offseason by buying out Josh Harrison‘s team option. The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially bought out Josh Harrison’s $10.5 million option for 2019 according to Ken Rosenthal.  The club will pay him $1 million. #Pirates decline $10.5M option on Josh Harrison, paying him $1M buyout and […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Josh Harrison Bought Out - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 30, 2018

2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Infield

The World Series is over and the MLB offseason can get underway shortly, with the Pirates needing to upgrade at certain spots in the infield, which had a poor 2018 and the internal options don’t look too promising. The 2018 Pirates finished 82-79, often times looking like an average team and being one of the […] 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rewind: The Infield - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 24, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates 2018: Data Visualizations

The Pittsburgh Pirates season has been over for a couple of weeks, and with the World Series starting on Tuesday, here’s a look back with some visualizations for the Pirates 2018 season. Baseball Savant stores data that is collected through their series of Trackman radar systems that are installed at each Major League stadium.  The […] Pittsburgh Pirates 2018: Data Visualizations - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team To Interview Hitting Coach

After letting both hitting coach Jeff Branson and assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey go, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to begin their interview process. The Pirates let go Jeff Branson earlier this offseason after five years as the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the search for who to replace him is underway.  The first name to surface […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team To Interview Hitting Coach - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: Aggressive Free Agency and Positional Realignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates season has been over for over two weeks and the offseason is looming.  Given the trade deadline, perhaps the Pirates will look to be more aggressive in the open market.  There’s one possible aggressive route to make the Pirates playoff contenders. On November 30, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates inked Russell Martin to […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Aggressive Free Agency and Positional Realignment - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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