Rum Bunter’s 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates Staff Preview: Marty

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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 25: Pablo Reyes #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates (L) and Francisco Cervelli #29 celebrate their win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 6-0. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /

With the start of the regular season just one day away, we continue our staff previews for the 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates season.

Ladies and gentlemen our long, national nightmare is almost over. Pittsburgh Pirates regular season baseball is almost back.

At 4:05 PM on Thursday afternoon, Adam Frazier will step into the left-handed hitter batter’s box at Great American Ballpark. He will stare down Luis Castillo opposite him on the mound, Castillo will fire a pitch to Frazier and the 2019 season will be underway for the Pittsburgh Baseball Club.

2019 could be a fun season for the Pirates and their fans. The team has a pitching staff that should be among the best in the National League. If the team can play strong enough defense and scrape together enough runs, there could be a lot of excitement on the North Shore this summer.

In anticipation of the regular season, here at Rum Bunter the staff has been making their 2019 season predictions in recent days. It is now my turn to take a stab at predicting who will be the team’s MVP, Cy Young winner, rookie of the year, best position group, and worst position group in 2019. Also, a sure fire prediction on the team’s 2019 record.

With all of that said, let’s dive in!

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