Pittsburgh Pirates talk with Mike Ferrin of MLB Network Radio


Oftentimes Pittsburgh Pirates fans need to be reminded of what the team is actually doing; how they are actually performing; and how they are actually winning games.

Enter Mike Ferrin from MLB Network Radio.

Mike is a mid-day host, 10am-1pm EST, on the all-baseball channel – Sirius 209/XM89 on your dial. Rum Bunter Radio brought him in to get the national perspective on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their recent trade-deadline moves. It was a lively conversation and Mike had some great insight.  Take a listen:

Interview highlights:

-Mike reminds us that Neal Huntington had to pivot to a backup plan after the A.J. Burnett injury grew from back-of-the-mind concern to legitimate issue. When viewed in that light, the J.A. Happ deal makes a lot more sense

-The guys talk extensively about Clayton Kershaw vs Gerrit Cole in Friday’s matchup.

-Tyler and Jason identify 90s on 9 as being a ‘gateway drug’ for Sirius XM.

-Rum Bunter Radio is a weekly show hosted by Tyler and Jason, featuring recaps, news, opinion, analysis, special guests, and more. Each week we will take stock of the Pirates’ landscape and offer our thoughts on the current state of the team. Future plans for the show include exciting guests and plenty of reader interaction.

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