Pittsburgh Pirates: Rum Bunter Radio Episode Six


The latest episode of Rum Bunter Radio is here! We dive into the Pittsburgh Pirates 60-game 2020 schedule, what an Opening Day line up may look like and more

Only two weeks away from the return of Major League Baseball, Rum Bunter Radio is back for episode six. Marty, Nick and Trey continue the on-going conversation about the threats of Covid-19 on baseball’s return, and what needs to happen for a proper “Opening Day” for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of MLB.

League testing has received mixed reviews, and as more players begin to test positive the entire landscape changes. Blake Cederlind and Socrates Brito are the only two Pirates to have tested positive, leaving roster spots up for the taking.

Not only has the virus temporarily removed two names from Pittsburgh’s clubhouse, but as reported by Derek Shelton on Wednesday, hard throwing righty closer Keona Kela has not yet reported to Spring Training 2.0. If Kela continues to ice out the Buccos the most important bullpen role opens up. Find out who is the right fit to close for the Pirates this season and why this year’s bullpen is going to work differently than years past.

The trio checks in after the first week of Spring Training in Pittsburgh and gives an update on how things are looking. Long drives by Josh Bell, hustle from Big Joe and a fresh start for Derek Shelton and his newly added crew of coaches.

Just over two weeks until Opening Day 2020, the Pittsburgh Pirates prepare to head to St. Louis to begin their sixty game sprint against the Red Birds. Who will take the hill for Pittsburgh to begin the year? Joe Musgrove appears to be the likely candidate, but listen to find out why another young stud may deserve his chance to be the opening day starter.

Fresh faces with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the universal designated hitter change things offensively for the team. The RBR crew gives their projected lineups for game one, and help you understand why things are about to drastically change for the good in Pittsburgh.

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Batten down the hatches, clear the decks and enjoy episode six of Rum Bunter Radio.