In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio the crew sits down with Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to break down the 2021 season and preview what’s ahead for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Originally the pride of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mike got his start covering Penn State athletics, before going the Pittsburgh Pirates beat. Beginning his tenure with Buccos at the beginning of the whacky 2021 season.
Listen to Persak’s backstory along with his thoughts on what it means to cover the Pirates, and what it’s like to compete on a Major League beat.
Nobody follows a team closer than the club’s beat writers, and at Rum Bunter Radio we wanted to get Mike’s inside take on the 2021 season. Listen in for his thoughts from an insider perspective, and why he remains neutral on the current state of the rebuild.
Has Ben Cherrington succeeded at his job as general manager to this point? Mike gives his opinion and gives examples on how to measure his success.
As the Winter months approach, with it comes an offseason priming to be action packed, and potentially very meaningful for the future of Major League Baseball. The guys give their thoughts on the potential for a new CBA coming at the Winter Meetings in December, and take a deep dive into which rules they would like to see implemented, and which seem the most practical.
As Pittsburgh Pirates fans prepare for another potential down year in Pittsburgh, Mike helps aid fans in finding ways to get excited about the 2022 season, and as the episode comes to a close he shares he predictions for the season to come.
What will the pitching staff look like? Who will fill holes in the outfield? Will the Pirates even have a bullpen to begin the year? These questions and more answered on this week’s episode.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, Rum Bunter Radio episode 70 is here!