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Pittsburgh Pirates: Down on the farm, a minor league spotlight-Nick Burdi

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An in-depth look at Pirates pitching prospect Nick Burdi

The young career of Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Nick Burdi has been one that is riddled with incredible promise and gut-wrenching disappointment. Burdi looks to finally turn things around this season with the Pirates after injuries have claimed most of his young career.

Originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins out of Downers Grove High School in Downers Grove,...

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Oneil Cruz Gets his First Start of the Spring

The Pittsburgh Pirates played in their first Spring Training game yesterday against the Minnesota Twins.  Today is a split-squad day, allowing some prospects to get playing time. Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost a close game to the Minnesota Twins to start off their Spring Training.  They lost by a score of 2-1 but saw some […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Oneil Cruz Gets his First Start of the Spring - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Do Not Forget About JT Brubaker This Spring

With Spring Training hands underway, this one pitcher could be a dark horse for the fifth and final rotation spot. The fifth spot of the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation is still up for grabs. Chad Kuhl and Steven Brault seem to be the front-runners of the race for the spot, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be the […] Do Not Forget About JT Brubaker This Spring - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Options for the Pirates’ 26th man

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Earlier this week, ESPN’s David Schoenfield pondered about how teams may use the newly added 26th roster spot. He concluded five different possibilities: the professional pinch hitter, the speedy pinch runner/defensive specialist, an extra platoon bat, a two-way player, and a third catcher. Keep in mind that teams cannot have more than 13 pitchers. How might the Pirates use the extra roster spot? Professional pinch hitter Jose Osuna excelled as a pinch hitter...

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Bryan Reynolds, Kevin Newman are key to Pirates' success in 2020

The Pirates are more likely than not to land outside the playoff picture in 2020, but they’ve not given up the notion of wreaking some havoc on the NL Central this year. To do so, however, Bryan Reynolds and Kevin Newman will need to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, writes Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  True enough, Reynolds and Newman came out the gate strong in 2019, posting 3.2 fWAR and 2.4 fWAR, respectively. And yet, teaming their rookie duo with Josh Bell’s...

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Do Not Forget About Edgar Santana This Spring

A key bullpen arm for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 and 2018 is set to return from Tommy John Surgery and is a pitcher fans should be keeping a keen eye on this spring Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen faced its fair share of struggles. A big reason for this is because the bullpen […] Do Not Forget About Edgar Santana This Spring - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pirates announce extended protective netting at PNC Park

As players and coaches prepare for the 2020 MLB season, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced they are working to improve fan safety for the upcoming season by extending the protective netting at PNC Park and LECOM Park. In a video, the Pirates showcased how the netting will stretch nearly the full length down the first and third base foul lines. The netting will be in place at PNC Park for the 2020 season and at LECOM Park for fans who attend spring training. They specifically focused on...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Down on the farm, a minor league spotlight-Bligh Madris

Bligh Madris | Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports An in-depth look at Pirates outfield prospect Bligh Madris A lot of focus has been given to the big named prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, today we examine a lesser-known name in the Pirates minor league organization who is positioning himself to move up the prospect rankings. The Pirates selected Bligh Madris in the 9th round of the 2017 draft out of Mesa State University. Madris would sport a .422 batting average with 17 home...

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Baseball America Ranks Breakout Prospects

The Pittsburgh Pirates need some of their younger prospects to take steps forward this year.  Here are a couple of prospects to keep an eye on according to a major prospect site. It is that time of the year when major prospect websites start to release their prospect predictions for the 2020 season.  Both Baseball […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Baseball America Ranks Breakout Prospects - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Notes: Mitch Keller to Start Saturday & More

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced who will toe the rubber for them in their Grapefruit League opener on Saturday afternoon and more notes from Bradenton At 1:05 p.m. on Saturday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates will kick off Grapefruit League play. They will do so by welcoming the Minnesota Twins to LECOM Park in Bradenton. When […] Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Notes: Mitch Keller to Start Saturday & More - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Infielder Brian Dozier

Although the free agent market is running thin, there is still a slugging infielder the Pittsburgh Pirates could still go after. As we near the start of Spring Training games, the free agent board is getting fairly slim. Not too many interesting names remain, and most teams have already filled the gaps on their roster […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Infielder Brian Dozier - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Nervy return: Year after injury, Pirates' Burdi throwing gas

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi is back at work nearly a year removed from a gruesome right arm injury

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Baseball America’s February 2020 Mock Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates have the seventh overall pick in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft.  Here is an update on who they could look at with the selection. The Pittsburgh Pirates have their first spring training game in just two days and before you know it, it will be Opening Day in baseball.  One of […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Baseball America’s February 2020 Mock Draft - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Join the Trend of Extending Young Players

A recent trend has been appearing across the Major Leagues: extending young players before they make an impact at the major league level. Here are two of the best options the Pittsburgh Pirates have to join this trend with. A recent trend has spread across Major League Baseball: extending players before they even graduate prospect […] The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Join the Trend of Extending Young Players - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Injury Updates

With Spring Training now in full swing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, players that entered the off-season dealing with injuries are starting their way back to the field. Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Pirates position players reported to Bradenton. With this, Spring Training 2020 is now in full swing for the Pirates. Part of Spring Training is […] Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Injury Updates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pirates Prospect Pablo Reyes Suspended 80 Games for Failed PED Test

Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Pablo Reyes will start the 2020 season serving an 80-game unpaid suspension for violating MLB 's drug program, the league announced Wednesday...

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Pablo Reyes Recieves 80-Game Suspension Following Failed Drug Test

A failed PED test has left the Pittsburgh Pirates losing one of their utility depth pieces for the first half of the 2020 season. In a recent development, Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Pablo Reyes has been given an 80 game suspension following a failed performance enhancing drug test. The drug boldenone was found in his […] Pablo Reyes Recieves 80-Game Suspension Following Failed Drug Test - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pirates' Pablo Reyes banned 80 games for positive drug test

Pirates' Pablo Reyes banned 80 games for positive drug test

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Pablo Reyes Suspended 80 Games For PED Use

The rules apply to you too, dumbass. | Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images Bucs utility player Pablo Reyes was outrighted to Indianapolis earlier this year after a less-then-stellar call-up to the Pirates last September despite showing fielding diversity. It was announced today that he’s been suspended for 80 games—half of an MLB season for those marking their scorecards—for PED use. The suspension comes after Reyes tested positive for Boldenone, a slightly modified version of the...

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Pirates' Reyes suspended for positive PED test

The Pittsburgh Pirates' Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games on Wednesday under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone.

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