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Should Moran retain third base job?

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You would have been hard-pressed to find any Pirate fan who liked the return the club received when the Gerrit Cole trade went down in January of 2018. The Pirates were giving up a potential ace entering the prime of his career, and from Houston they got back nothing even remotely resembling such. But they did get a couple of players who at least had the potential to be solid contributors in right-hander Joe Musgrove and third baseman Colin Moran – and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Cameron Maybin

As the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to hunt for outfield help, veteran Cameron Maybin is a player they could target in free agency The MLB Winter Meetings have come and gone. As of now, Starling Marte is still a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, the expectation remains to be that the Pirates will trade their […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Cameron Maybin - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Trade Adam Frazier

Ben Cherington and the Pittsburgh Pirates should look to trade infielder Adam Frazier this offseason While the Pittsburgh Pirates were not very active at the MLB Winter Meetings, they were at the center of plenty of trade rumors. One of the team’s players whose name came up most in trade rumors was infielder Adam Frazier. […] The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Trade Adam Frazier - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Manfred Threatens to Dismantle Minor League Baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates still have a lot of work to take care of this offseason.  However, there might be an even bigger change coming to the team in the future. As the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball continue to progress through the offseason, there is bigger news from the weekend comes […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Manfred Threatens to Dismantle Minor League Baseball - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Down on the Farm, minor league spotlight-Stephen Jennings

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Highlighting Pirates minor league prospect Stephen Jennings

The Down on the Farm series will shine the spotlight on various Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players. This edition of the series focuses on Pirates prospect Stephen Jennings, who just completed last season with the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Stephen Jennings is the 2017 second round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 6’2” and 175 pound right handed...

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Three Potential Trades for Starling Marte

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to trade star centerfielder Starling Marte. With multiple teams looking into the former all-star, here are three possible trade scenarios that would make sense for the Pirates. Over the past few seasons, Pittsburgh Pirates’ centerfielder Starling Marte has been the best overall player in the […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Potential Trades for Starling Marte - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Pirates All-Decade team (hitters)

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to the final installment of the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Decade team (2010-2019).

Today we will be covering both the starting lineup and bench of this team. This decade, the Pirates ranked 22nd in the MLB in position player fWAR (154.0). During their three year playoff stretch, they ranked third (78.2).

The lineup LF Starling Marte: 2012-present (24.1 fWAR .287/.341/.452 in 3,986 PA) - Perhaps, in your mind, Marte was never able to reach his full...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Stay Tuned for a Starling Marte Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates did not make any trades at this year’s Winter Meetings.  However, the expectation is they will make quite a few moves before the end of the offseason. One thing that many Pittsburgh Pirates fans were expecting to occur at this year’s Winter Meetings was for star outfielder Starling Marte to be traded.  Marte […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Stay Tuned for a Starling Marte Trade - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Pirates Playoff Projections: Gregory Polanco

Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images Welcome to episode nine of the Pirates Playoff Projections series! If you read my intro to the Bucs Dugout site back in July, you’ll remember that I’m a big fantasy baseball fan, which makes me a bit of a numbers/projections guy at times. I still use the eye test plenty to help me find players I like, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying a Pirates baseball game with the emotional interest of a lifelong fan, but I love the statisical, fantasy side of...

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Q&A with Cody Bolton

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports RHP Cody Bolton is currently ranked as the fourth best prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, according to Baseball America.

In 2019, Bolton had a breakout season of sorts, dominating High-A before getting called up to AA. On Monday, I had the pleasure of talking with the 21-year-old and asking him a few questions.

Q&A

What is your offseason routine like?

Bolton: I work out four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with one of the Tigers...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Is an Adam Frazier Trade Nearing?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been getting a lot of contact about their veteran players.  It seems that they could be closing in on a deal that would include their second baseman. Entering the offseason, it was expected that the Pittsburgh Pirates would shop some of their veteran players like Starling Marte and Keone Kela.  While […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Is an Adam Frazier Trade Nearing? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Trivia Answers Thursday

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Dave Parker did not get into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday night—again. There seemed to be much more buzz about the possibility of his election this year, but it didn’t happen, just as it didn’t happen while he was eligible under the regular rules. Of course, now there’s the argument “well, if Harold Baines can get in, (name) should be there too.”

Baseball, however, has always had a romantic, neo-Puritan air about it. It doesn’t...

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Three Intriguing Targets In Today’s Rule-Five Draft

The annual Rule-Five Draft will take place this morning at the MLB winter meetings in San Diego, could the Pirates make a selection? The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates made a rule-five selection was 2016 when the team selected left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees, however, the team did trade for Nick Burdi after the Phillies selected him […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Intriguing Targets In Today’s Rule-Five Draft - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates...

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Ben Cherington Gives Update On Pittsburgh Pirates Coaching Staff

As part of his media session at the MLB Winter Meetings on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Pirates GM Ben Cherington gave a few updates on the Pirate coaching staff During the MLB Winter Meetings each team’s general manager meets with the media on a daily basis. At Wednesday’s meeting with the media Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington […] Ben Cherington Gives Update On Pittsburgh Pirates Coaching Staff - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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New Team Enters The Starling Marte Sweepstakes

At the Winter Meetings, both the Arizona D-backs and New York Mets have been tabbed as teams trying to trade for Starling Marte.  The San Diego Padres are now another known team in the mix. The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to make any significant moves in the offseason but one thing is certain and that […] Pittsburgh Pirates: New Team Enters The Starling Marte Sweepstakes - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres reportedly join the race to acquire Pirates' Starling Marte

Continuing an active winter in the San Diego outfield, the Padres have joined the race to acquire Pirates center fielder Starling Marte, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.  The Padres have already shuffled around their outfield quite a bit this offseason, having added two players (Tommy Pham and Trent Grisham) and subtracted another (Hunter Renfroe). They could get rid of at least one more if a team takes Wil Myers off their hands.  The Padres at least tried to pawn Myers off on his...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Team Interested in Robinson Chirinos

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made it clear and evident, the team will acquire one if not multiple catchers this offseason.  Apparently, they are interested in Robinson Chirinos. One goal that has been publicly talked about by the Pittsburgh Pirates new General Manager Ben Cherington, has been to add a catcher(s) this offseason. Last year the […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Team Interested in Robinson Chirinos - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Changing of the guard at the Winter Meetings

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How Ben Cherington is changing how business is done by the Pittsburgh Pirates, complete with an update to the rumor mill concerning Marte, Frazier, and more

As this is a Pittsburgh Pirates’ blog, I’m going to take the liberty of glossing over a certain nine-year contract signed by a certain former Bucco pitcher late yesterday evening with the Evil Empire in New York. Let’s allow the frustration and sleepless nights to casually...

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What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do With Joe Musgrove?

While Joe Musgrove is garnering trade interest, should the Pittsburgh Pirates look to trade their starting pitcher? Wednesday is day four of the MLB Winter Meetings. Thus far, the Pittsburgh Pirates have not been very activate. Outside of signing veteran pitcher Hector Noesi to a minor league contract, the team has done anything during the […] What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do With Joe Musgrove? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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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...

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