Rum Bunter Radio Episode One: New Era of the Pittsburgh Pirates

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In Rum Bunter Radio’s pilot episode Trey Yanity, Marty Leap, and Nick Caporoso kick off the show by addressing the strange times major league baseball is currently facing. Plus a look at the new era of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The trio dives into an in-depth discussion on potential rule changes, start dates, and the current owner-player meetings. Not only is Major League Baseball affected by the devastation of COVID-19, but the minor league system as well. With talks of an expanded roster to begin the shortened season Marty, Nick and Trey go over the possibilities of the Pittsburgh Pirates top prospects like Ke’Bryan Hayes making the Opening Day crew.

In the second half of the episode the group breaks down the hires of new manager Derek Shelton, pitching coach Oscar Marin and general manager Ben Cherrington, after addressing the decisions that went into letting go, Clint Hurdle, Ray Searage and Neal Huntington. Success in their previous stops gives hope to the hosts as they answer questions surrounding the hire of a first-time manager and a second-time gm.

Less than a month away from the five-round MLB draft, the guys talk about what needs to happen for Ben Cherrington to win over the city in his first go-round with the Bucs. Cherrington has already made moves in Pittsburgh sending stand-out centerfielder Starling Marte to the Arizona Diamondbacks for two highly touted prospects Liover Peguero and Brennan Malone.

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Where do the Pirates stand as they enter the 2020 season? Listen now to get the inside scoop on the fresh front office faces, what is going to happen to baseball this season, and who the Pirates will be drafting on June 10th, as Nick closes out the show with a mini mock-draft. Clear the decks, batten down the hatches and strap in for episode one of Rum Bunter Radio.

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