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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Conflicting Reports On General Manager Neal Huntington

Neal Huntington has been the General Manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates for over 12 seasons. His tenure may be coming to an end.   This morning the Pittsburgh Pirates officially parted ways with team President Frank Coonelly. While the relationship between the President of an MLB team and its operations staff, including the GM, is […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Conflicting Reports On General Manager Neal Huntington - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Travis Williams Could be the Next Pittsburgh Pirates President

Earlier today, Pittsburgh Pirates team president Frank Coonelly parted ways with the organization in a mutual agreement. The move will almost certainly lead to some major front office shake up with a potential replacement already being reported. The Coonelly news came via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette and Dejan Kovacevic according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. […] Travis Williams Could be the Next Pittsburgh Pirates President - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site -...

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Pirates reportedly set to hire former Penguins executive Travis Williams as team president

Just hours after announcing the exit of team president Frank Coonelly, the Pirates have reportedly identified new leadership.  Travis Williams, former Chief Operating Officer for the crosstown Pittsburgh Penguins, will be named as Pittsburgh’s new president within the next week, according to a report from Jason Mackey of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (link). Williams has been working as the president of business operations for the NHL’s New York Islanders since last November, following 11...

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Frank Coonelly gone as Pirates’ Team President

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports This morning it was announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Team President, Frank Coonelly, mutually agreed to part ways.

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There are two main things to grasp from this news release. One, this a was mutual break up. Coonelly was not exactly “fired” because of the Pirates’ disappointing performances over the...

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Pirates not believed to be shopping Starling Marte

At the moment, the Pirates don’t appear intent on moving Starling Marté this offseason, reports MLB.com’s Adam Berry as part of a reader mailbag. In fact, Berry’s sources believe the standout center fielder will open next season in Pittsburgh. Marté being marked off limits in trade would be quite the blow to those shopping for a center field upgrade in a very shallow market. The upcoming free agent class doesn’t boast an obvious everyday option to play up the middle on the grass....

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Pittsburgh Pirates and President Frank Coonelly Mutually Part Ways

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they will be parting ways with President Frank Coonelly on Wednesday. After 12 years with the organization, it was best for both parties involved to explore other options.  It was first reported by Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about to firing of Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly. […] Pittsburgh Pirates and President Frank Coonelly Mutually Part Ways - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Meet our new writer, Ethan Swierczewski

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I must say that writing for Bucs Dugout is sort of a dream come true for a kid like me, which many of you may find strange. Allow me to explain, and in the process, share a bit about myself.

I grew up (and I guess am still growing up) in the dark ages of Pirates baseball. I watched an era where my favorite Bucco was Jason Bay and was almost brought to tears the day he was traded. I threw a no-hitter with Zach Duke in a baseball video game once and truly...

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Pirates, team president Frank Coonelly part ways

The Pirates and team president Frank Coonelly have mutually agreed to part ways, reports Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (The organization has since announced the move). Coonelly, 59, had been with the organization since 2007. The club will name Coonelly’s replacement next Monday, adds Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). While Coonelly was responsible for the hiring of general manager Neal Huntington just a month after the former came on board, Heyman adds that...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects 2019 Season Rewind: Lolo Sanchez

Kicking off the top 15 in the Pittsburgh Pirates top 30 prospects 2019 season rewind is a young Dominican outfielder In July 2015 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed a rising outfielder out of the Dominican Republic for $450,000. This outfielder was then 16-year-old Lolo Sanchez. Now 20-years-old, Sanchez is one of the top outfield prospects in […] Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects 2019 Season Rewind: Lolo Sanchez - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Checking the Catcher Free Agent Market

The Pittsburgh Pirates have quite a bit of business to take of this offseason.  One of those areas should be finding catching help. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the season with Francisco Cervelli and Elias Diaz as their starting catchers.  There was reason for a lot of optimism as these two made up one of the […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Checking the Catcher Free Agent Market - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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To Catch a Free Agent Catcher

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When the Pirates made it … well, drizzle for Francisco Cervelli in 2016, the team obviously believed him to be its catcher for a while, despite his lackluster stats on both sides of the plate and his unsettling injury history. As we all know, Cervelli, while being a fan favorite, never fulfilled that small hope and was sent packing this summer, and the Bucs found themselves floundering at the catcher position. Elias Diaz proved that he is not the...

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What Could Stubby Clapp Bring?

The Pittsburgh Pirates seem to be doing their due diligence on a lot of different managerial candidates.  The most recent one could make a difference. Right now it seems as if Derek Shelton, the Twins bench coach, is the leading candidate for the Pittsburgh Pirates managerial opening.  However, over the weekend a new name entered […] Pittsburgh Pirates: What Could Stubby Clapp Bring? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What to do with the middle infield?

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Last offseason, when the Pirates were considering their middle infield options, club officials talked up the potential of young shortstop Erik Gonzalez, who was obtained from Cleveland along with two minor league pitchers in exchange for Max Moroff and Jordan Luplow. And they were banking on Adam Frazier duplicating his second-half performance from the previous season and solidifying his hold on second base.

Gonzalez, you might recall, was coming off a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects Season Rewind: Jason Martin

Checking in at number 16 on the Pittsburgh Pirates top 30 prospects list is the first member of the list to crack the MLB level in 2019 Outfielder Jason Martin came to the Pittsburgh Pirates in January of 2018 as one of the four players the team received from the Houston Astros in exchange for […] Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects Season Rewind: Jason Martin - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pirates Playoff Projections: Josh Bell

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With the Pittsbrugh Pirates offseason firmly upon us, I figured it might a good time to start a weekly series for myself to start plugging away on through the Fall and on into the Winter.

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...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Jared Oliva Continues to Hit in AFL

The Arizona Fall League is coming to a close, but the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects are continuing to shine out west.  Here is the latest update on the six of them. This year in the Arizona fall league the Pittsburgh Pirates have six prospects participating. They are playing for the Peoria Javalinas and have really done […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Jared Oliva Continues to Hit in AFL - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Report: Pittsburgh Pirates To Interview Stubby Clapp

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be interviewing a coach from a divisional rival for their managerial opening It seems that with each day there is more news about the Pittsburgh Pirates search for a new manager. Minnesota Twins’ bench coach Derek Shelton, Pirate FO assistant Jeff Bannister, Oakland A’s quality control coach Mark Kotsay, Arizona Diamondbacks’ […] Report: Pittsburgh Pirates To Interview Stubby Clapp - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Pirates to interview Cardinals first base coach Stubby Clapp for open managerial position

The Pirates will interview Cardinals first base coach Stubby Clapp for their open managerial job next week, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. He’ll be the third reported interview for the Pirates, who have already discussed the position with Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson and Twins bench coach Derek Shelton. Like Christenson and Shelton, the 46-year-old Clapp has no experience as a skipper at the sport’s highest level. Clapp, however, was eminently successful as the manager of...

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FanPulse Survey: Best World Series matchup, worst fans

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In SB Nation’s latest FanPulse survey, we first asked readers what they think will be the best World Series matchup. There was a large constituency of voters who preferred one option, which we may very well get depending on how the next couple of days pan out.

While the St. Louis Cardinals have already been eliminated (thank god!), they were the closest matchup choice to our clear winner.

Below are the final results of the first pole.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects 2019 Season Rewind: Steven Jennings

As we continue to work our way through the Pittsburgh Pirates top 30 prospects from 2019 season rewind we reach the team’s 17th ranked prospect and one of their top pitching prospects With the 42nd overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Steven Jennings. When he was drafted Jennings, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects 2019 Season Rewind: Steven Jennings - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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