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Rum Bunter 1 hour ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Appreciating Quinn Priester’s 2021 Season

Pittsburgh Pirates top pitching prospect Quinn Priester had a strong 2021 season at the High-A level and it may have been even more impressive than you realize Last year, Pittsburgh Pirates top pitching prospect Quinn Priester had a quality season with the organization’s High-A affiliate, the Greensboro Grasshoppers. In 97.2 innings, Priester had a 3.04 ERA, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Appreciating Quinn Priester’s 2021 Season - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter 3 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Starting Rotation Should Improve as 2022 Unfolds

While the current starting rotation for the Pittsburgh Pirates is nothing special it could see huge improvements as the 2022 season unfolds. The Pittsburgh Pirates current starting rotation doesn’t look all that strong. The 26-man roster has many inexperienced players, many of whom have talent but have yet to turn it into results—still, the chance […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Starting Rotation Should Improve as 2022 Unfolds - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter 18 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: New Regime More Aggressive in Prospect Promotions

The new regime of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been more aggressive in prospect promotions and this was evident last season One thing that many fans criticized the last Pittsburgh Pirates regime of was keeping prospects down too long. While there were a few instances of this, the new regime doesn’t seem to have this promotion. […] Pittsburgh Pirates: New Regime More Aggressive in Prospect Promotions - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter 18 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Cal Mitchell Could be a 4th Outfielder Option

The Pittsburgh Pirates need outfield depth, which was shown last year.  The good news is they have some outfielders on the way. In the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates used 2 of their top 4 selections on prep outfielders.  The first was Cal Mitchell, who the team selected 50th overall.  The outfielder […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Cal Mitchell Could be a 4th Outfielder Option - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 19 hours ago
Jim Leyland rips decision to keep Barry Bonds out of Hall of Fame

Jim Leyland rips decision to keep Barry Bonds out of Hall of Fame

Former Pirates manager Jim Leyland was critical Wednesday of the decision to keep Barry Bonds out of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 20 hours ago
Callix Crabbe brings unique background, perspective to Pirates’ High-A affiliate

Callix Crabbe brings unique background, perspective to Pirates’ High-A affiliate

The Pirates took a chance by hiring Callix Crabbe to manage High-A Greensboro, but his unique background is worth a second look.
Rum Bunter Jan 26, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects 2022 Outlook: Jared Triolo

One of the more overlooked prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system is infielder Jared Triolo who could be in store for a big 2022 season There are few prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system who gets overlooked more often than Jared Triolo. This is despite Triolo having been the 72nd overall pick in […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects 2022 Outlook: Jared Triolo - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter Jan 26, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Player to Watch at Each Level in 2022

Each of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league team will have plenty of talent that will get looked over. Here is one player at every level that is worth keeping an eye on in 2022. The Pittsburgh Pirates farm system is rich with talent. Right now, they have 6-8 players you could easily argue they’re consensus […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Player to Watch at Each Level in 2022 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter Jan 25, 2022

RB Radio Episode 74: Pittsburgh Pirates International Deals, and Lockout

  The gang is back! Baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates well, not quite yet. In this second lockout episode of Rum Bunter Radio the Crew discusses a range of Pittsburgh Pirates topics from where the lockout currently stands, to the large haul of international signees from this past week. International players on some teams are […] RB Radio Episode 74: Pittsburgh Pirates International Deals, and Lockout - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Pirates announce changes to medical staff; on-field group remains unchanged

Pirates announce changes to medical staff; on-field group remains unchanged

The Pirates on Tuesday announced a few changes to their Allegheny Health Network medical staff.
Rum Bunter Jan 24, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates: Team can Benefit from an Automated Strike Zone

The Pittsburgh Pirates have invested a lot of resources into their catching position. Could a rule change benefit them even more? The Pittsburgh Pirates were having a decently active offseason heading into the month of December.  However, Major League Baseball has been in a lockout since the beginning of December.  Teams and players have essentially […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Team can Benefit from an Automated Strike Zone - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Hung-Leng Chang signing furthers another crucial effort for Pirates

Hung-Leng Chang signing furthers another crucial effort for Pirates

Taiwanese pitcher Hung-Leng Chang represents the Pirates’ latest efforts to extract more young talent out of Asia.
Rum Bunter Jan 24, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates: Making the Case to Draft Blake Hunt in Rule 5 Draft

When the Rule 5 Draft occurs the Pittsburgh Pirates could look to use the fourth overall selection to fill their void at backup catcher which could be Blake Hunt Prior to the start of MLB’s work stoppage the Pittsburgh Pirates saw their roster get overhauled at the catcher position. It started when they traded Gold […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Making the Case to Draft Blake Hunt in Rule 5 Draft - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter Jan 24, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates: Previewing High-A Greensboro’s Potential Starting Rotation

The High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers should have one of the more talented starting rotations in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system in 2022 The Pittsburgh Pirates Low-A affiliate, the Bradenton Marauders, had an extremely talented pitching staff. Just to show how good they were, they had two pitchers who could have won their league’s pitcher of […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Previewing High-A Greensboro’s Potential Starting Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter Jan 23, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates: Looking at the Potential Future of the Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have plenty of young arms in the minors that could help carry leads to David Bednar late into games in the near future. The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates made the postseason the bullpen was a strength for the team. In the early to mid-2010s, they earned the nickname “the Shark Tank” because they […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Looking at the Potential Future of the Bullpen - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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