Rum Bunter Radio Episode 36: Expectations for the Rest of the Offseason

Sep 26, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (59) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (59) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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Last year brought all kinds of twists, turns and hardships for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although, 2021 could be a turning year for the organization.

Rum Bunter Radio is back for the first time in the new year. In this preview episode the crew explores the realm of possibilities for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and highlight what to expect in 2021.

The guys break down talent we could see this season, veterans that can make an impact and what to watch for as Ben Cherington and Derek Shelton get set for their first full season at the helm. Nick and Marty also take a look at the most active team in Major League Baseball.

Will the Pittsburgh Pirates be in position to compete?

The National League Central division is lining up to be one of the worst in all of baseball, opening the door to easier wins for the Pirates. What strategy do the Pittsburgh Pirates need to take to successfully navigate their first full season since 2019?

As the episode continues Marty, Nick and Trey project win totals and forecast where the Pirates will finish in the standings at the end of this season.

Moves being made around the league this past week including headline pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays’ ace Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres, along with former all-star Yu Darvish. Will the Padres be the team to be in the national League this season? Or will division for LA prove to be too much to overtake?

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With an active trade market Joe Musgrove’s future is only gaining more interest. Will the Pittsburgh Pirates deal him soon?  The crew closes out this week’s episode with projections on Joe Musgrove and what the timing on the rest of Pittsburgh’s moves will look like as they get closer to Spring Training ‘21.

Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, episode 36 of Rum Bunter Radio is here!

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