Pittsburgh Pirates Rum Bunter Radio: Can Never Have Anything Nice, Can We?

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 02: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on June 2, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 02: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on June 2, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Run Bunter Radio is back! Episode 8 delves further into previewing the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates and discusses the latest news out of summer camp

One week is the only thing that separates Pittsburgh Pirates baseball from Pittsburgh fans everywhere, thankfully Rum Bunter Radio is here to hold you over until the Buccos take the field in St. Louis next Friday.

On this preview episode Marty, Nick and Trey bring in contributing writer Noah Wright to give his takes on how things will fare in 2020. Before the guys get into the thick of things, though one question needs to be answered. Will Gregory Polanco play this season? After missing several days of Spring Training 2.0 one has to wonder what is happening in the world of El Coffee as no official reason has been released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Listen for Pittsburgh’s backup plan in case one of the most important bats in the lineups can’t make it for Opening Day. Who steps up? The next man may surprise you.

With closer Keone Kela hitting the currently popular injured list early Friday morning, Pittsburgh’s bullpen will have a much different look to begin the year. Find out how much wiggle room the rest of the group will have, and where new pitching coach Oscar Marin will draw the line if struggles become too much for any given arm.

Over the next several weeks the Rum Bunter Radio staff will be taking turns giving their projections for the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 season, as Wright gives his in the second half of the episode he highlights sleepers, hot takes and players that aren’t getting quite enough respect.

To close out the show Noah and the regulars discuss win totals, and who he thinks will represent the American and National leagues in the 2020 World Series.

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Batten down the hatches, clear the decks Pirates baseball is coming and Rum Bunter Radio episode eight is ready to tackle all of your questions as we get closer to Opening Day.

To checkout Noah’s full predictions click here.

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