Pittsburgh Pirates Podcast: Gregory Polanco Waiver Drama & More

Jul 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (25) hits an RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (25) hits an RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Rum Bunter Radio crew is back together to discuss the Gregory Polanco waiver drama and all of the latest news from the world of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Gregory Polanco, the final piece of the Pittsburgh Pirates last great run, shown the door after eight years with Pittsburgh.

Sunday night news was leaked that the long-time Pirate right fielder Gregory Polanco had been sent to outright waivers. This left Pirates fans upset and confused. At Rum Bunter Radio we wonder what could this experience been like for Gregory.

A career Pirate, that not only made fans smile on the field but was a presence in the community and showed his true character throughout his time in Pittsburgh. This first question being addressed in Rum Bunter Radio episode 65: Why now, and how could news possibly have leaked to the public?

In this week’s show the crew is missing the third member of their trio, Nick Caporoso, although there was much to talk about with the news on Polanco breaking at the top of the week, and the news he’d be returning shortly thereafter.

Throughout the show the guys discuss several different angles surrounding this topic. After clearing through waivers El Coffee made a start in right field. How often does Gregory start, and even play, the rest of the season?

After this season Polanco will be a free agent, and with that his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates is assumed to be officially coming to an end. What does the future hold for Polanco?

This question segways the duo into this week’s roster moves. After a hot start with the big league club, Hoy Park was sent to triple a Indianapolis, in order to make room for another recent trade return piece, Michael Chavis.

Chavis, already with his first home run as a Pirate, looks to get off to a good start now that he’s back with the general manager that drafted him, Ben Cherington.

Next. Rum Bunter Radio Episode 65. dark

Batten down the hatches, clear the decks and replenish you tissue boxes, because Gregory Polanco’s time with the Pittsburgh Pirates is coming to an end, and Rum Bunter Radio is here for you!

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