Breaking: MLB insider Robert Murray joins Rum Bunter Radio to talk about the Pittsburgh Pirates and much more!
In this episode the crew is joined by FanSided MLB expert Robert Murray. Throughout the show the conversation shifts from talks on what it is like to cover baseball at the highest level, and what Robert thinks about the Pittsburgh Pirates moving forward.
To begin the episode Robert talks about what it’s like to break the news and how to do it appropriately. He talks about his favorite tweets throughout his career, and the adrenaline rush that comes with breaking news as Robert did with the Fernando Tatis contract extension.
Murray makes it very clear in the show why it’s important to make sure that the information is 100% correct before releasing it.
The conversation then shifts to talk on the 2021 season, rule changes and what to look forward to as the season continues on.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are in full rebuild mode and have been for over a year and a half now. Robert shares his thoughts on Ben Cherrington, the rebuild, and where things are headed for the Pirates as they try to load up for a dynasty in the late 2020s.
Robert constantly monitors the trade market and is ready to break deals as they happen. He forecast deals to come on guys like Adam Frazier the Pirate second baseman that has been red hot in 2021, and Richard Rodriguez one of the most elite closers so far this season.
To close out the show Robert joins the ongoing conversation on the 2021 first year player draft. As the draft gets closer more names appear and Robert predicts which one will be taken first by the Pirates. After giving his pick Robert explains why it makes more sense now, than it did before.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, and enjoy episode 54 of Rum Bunter Radio.