Rum Bunter Radio Episode 22: Let’s Open the Mailbag, Pittsburgh Pirates Nation!
By Trey Yanity
The Rum Bunter Radio Crew opens up their Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag!
The Pittsburgh Pirates prepare for their final week of the season as they get set to welcome the Chicago Cubs for a four game series to close out the year in PNC. After losing three out of four to the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend the Buccos look to rebound and finish the year strong.
You asked, we answer! Hosts Marty, Nick and Trey field questions received through social media throughout this mailbag special. What lies ahead for Gregory Polanco, Josh Bell and the rest of the Pittsburgh Pirates? Listen in for our team’s take and analysis on the landscape moving forward.
As the season comes to a close Ke’Bryan Hayes only continues to heat up, as asked on Twitter, is he the best third baseman in the national league already? As much of a stretch as it may sound the argument is made for both sides after the dynamic leadoff to Hayes’ young career.
Not all bad came from the weekend series with the Red Birds, great starts throughout the weekend leave Pittsburgh feeling confident in their rotation moving forward. Mitch Keller, who had a no-hitter brewing through six innings, was pulled after eight-four pitches in consideration of his health. Was this the right move?
Big Joe Musgrove continues to deal since returning from his injury several weeks ago, but will he be dealing for the Pirates after the conclusion of this whacky season? Listen for thoughts on what could lie ahead for the current head of staff.
As we creep closer to the offseason Ben Cherrington may be lining up to land a big international signing, hear our crew’s thoughts on what will make this possible and what direction he has in mind.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, episode twenty-two of Rum Bunter Radio is here and packed with content!