In the latest episode of Rum Bunter radio we tackle the return of Pittsburgh Pirates baseball and recap a strong draft by GM Ben Cherington.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES BASEBALL IS COMING! In episode five of Rum Bunter Radio hosts Marty Leap and Trey Yanity breakdown the previous week of baseball and all of its twists and turns as the MLBPA and owners finally agree on a deal to bring back baseball in 2020.
Staff writer Noah Wright joins the show to help baseball fans understand what this means for the sport and for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With many variables outlining the return plan, the trio dives into a discussion on the universal designated hitter that will go into effect, along with the possibilities that exist for teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates in a sixty game format.
Excitement is one word most are using to describe the recent decisions Major League Baseball made, but there are caveats as well. What happens when a player or multiple players test positive for COVID-19? Marty breaks down the protocol, and lets you in on why Pittsburgh is the place to be when it comes to staying healthy in this unprecedented time.
All things considered the Pirates may have a better chance of making the playoffs this season. If a magical run to a World Series trophy happens in 2020, do fans need to look at this championship differently?
Not only is baseball coming to Pittsburgh, but so is Nick Gonzales, Carmen Mlodzinski and all six of the Pirates selections in the 2020 MLB Draft. This episode features an in-depth breakdown of each of Pittsburgh’s picks, and gives insight on how soon these young prospects could make it to the bigs.
Draft number one is in the books for Ben Cherrington and his tenure in the Burgh, the guys give their takeaways on how this went for the new general manager, and what draft strategy we can expect to see moving forward.
Batten down the hatches and clear the decks for this jam-packed episode of Rum Bunter Radio.