11:31 PM EST, Sun January 17, 2021
Rum Bunter 14 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Checking in on Prospects Playing in Australia

Every offseason there are MLB players and prospects that play in winter leagues for various reasons. This offseason the Pittsburgh Pirates have players playing in the traditional winter leagues in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. However, they also have three prospects playing in the Australian Baseball League. When players play winter ball it could be […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Checking in on Prospects Playing in Australia - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter 15 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Examining Adam Frazier’s Current Trade Market

The trade market continues to change as the offseason trucks along. This will impact the Pittsburgh Pirates and second baseman Adam Frazier. With so many middle infielders on the roster, including the recent addition of Wilmer Difo, Frazier looks like he is the odd man out given his two years of control remaining. It is unlikely […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Examining Adam Frazier’s Current Trade Market - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 16, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Joe Musgrove’s Arbitration & Trade Value

It has been discussed ad nauseum this offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to trade starting pitcher Joe Musgrove. Musgrove remains under team control through the 2022 season and it is unlikely that the Pirates will truly be contenders again during that window. Due to this, trading Musgrove makes a world of sense for the Bucs. […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Joe Musgrove’s Arbitration & Trade Value - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 16, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look At Infield Prospect Rodolfo Castro

The Pittsburgh Pirates second base job is a bit up in the air. Sure, as of now, back-to-back Gold Glove Award finalist Adam Frazier remains on the roster at second base. However, all signs point toward Frazier being traded this offseason. If Frazier is traded, this would leave Phillip Evans, Kevin Newman, Cole Tucker and […] Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look At Infield Prospect Rodolfo Castro - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 16, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Recapping Day One of International Signing Period

International free agency opened up Friday morning at 9:00 AM EST. There were few teams in baseball more active than the Pittsburgh Pirates, who made a huge splash in the first few minutes. The Pirates started off the morning by signing Shalin Polanco for $2.35 million right off the bat. Shalin was ranked the 8th […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Recapping Day One of International Signing Period - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 15, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Avoids Arbitration With Nine Players

Prior to Friday afternoon’s deadline to do so the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with all nine of their arbitration eligible players Friday afternoon was the deadline for MLB clubs to avoid arbitration with their players who are arbitration eligible. Prior to the 3 PM EST deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to agree to terms […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Avoids Arbitration With Nine Players - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 15, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Middle Infielder

Friday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates added to their MLB roster by signing veteran middle infielder Wilmer Difo The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first free agent signing of the offseason. According to multiple reports, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed veteran middle infielder Wilmer Difo to a contract. Difo is a 28-year-old switch hitting infielder. Difo […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Middle Infielder - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 15, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Shalin Polanco

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with a top international prospect today.  The club was officially able to ink outfielder Shalin Polanco. Since the Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Junior Vizcaino, the team’s international scouting staff have put together a couple of really good international signing classes together.  Hired in December 2017, Vizcaino’s first J2 […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Shalin Polanco - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates to sign prized Dominican outfielder Shalin Polanco for $2.35 million

Pirates to sign prized Dominican outfielder Shalin Polanco for $2.35 million

The Pirates expect to open the 2021 international signing period by inking talented outfielder Shalin Polanco out of the Dominican Republic.
Rum Bunter Jan 15, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Perfect Trade Partner For Joe Musgrove

With the Pittsburgh Pirates shopping Joe Musgrove, the Toronto Blue Jays would make a perfect fit in a Musgrove trade for multiple reasons. The free agent market this winter has not been very active. Many of the top free agents like J.T. Realmuto, Trevor Bauer, Marcell Ozuna, D.J. LeMahieu and George Springer remain unsigned. However, […] Pittsburgh Pirates: The Perfect Trade Partner For Joe Musgrove - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
What Friday’s arbitration deadline means for the Pirates’ payroll

What Friday’s arbitration deadline means for the Pirates’ payroll

The Pirates have nine players eligible for arbitration. They could settle with all of them before Friday’s 1 p.m. deadline.  
Rum Bunter Jan 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Nik Turley Traded To AL West Team

After designating Nik Turley for assignment earlier in the week, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded him to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon Nik Turley, whom was just designated for assignment Tuesday afternoon after the Pirates claimed Troy Stokes Jr., was just traded to the Oakland Athletics.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are getting back cash considerations from […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Nik Turley Traded To AL West Team - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates News: PNC Park Could Be Vaccination Site

The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams in Major League that were ahead of the curve when it came to COVID-19. Now, they look to provide a location to allow for mass vaccinations. Back in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, the Pittsburgh Pirates organization were on the first teams to focus on […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: PNC Park Could Be Vaccination Site - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Be Aggressive With Nick Gonzales

Entering the 2021 MLB Draft many scouts had infielder Nick Gonzales as a top five player in the draft. Gonzales wound up going undrafted through the first six picks of the draft, which allowed him to fall into the lap of the Pittsburgh Pirates at number seven. With no minor league season to go play […] Pittsburgh Pirates Should Be Aggressive With Nick Gonzales - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jan 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: NL West Club Could Have Interest in Steven Brault

With the San Francisco Giants in the market for a left-handed starting pitcher, could they prove to be trade partners with the Pittsburgh Pirates? According to their general manager, Scott Harris, the San Francisco Giants have been searching the market for left-handed starting pitching help. This could lead to them becoming trade partners with the […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: NL West Club Could Have Interest in Steven Brault - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: NL West Club Could Have Interest in Steven Brault

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